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Vocational/Entitlement Counselor - SAMHSA (Home Start)


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AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Comunilife Inc., a multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of residential programs for adults with HIV/AIDS and/or serious mental illness, a licensed mental health clinic and other programs in NYC. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities.

Job Opening: Vocational/Entitlement Counselor

Job Location: Bronx, NY 10457

Duties: Responsibilities:

The Vocational/Entitlement Counselor provides services for adults, especially veterans, with serious mental illness living in scatter-site apartments and enrolled in our SAMHSA Home Start Program. Duties include completing educational, vocational and employment assessments, helping clients obtain and maintain entitlements and Affordable Care Act-designated health insurance, and linking clients to educational, vocational and employment programs. The Counselor provides related services, such as training in resume-writing, makes home and other field visits and maintains all required documentation.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a supportive, energetic, organized and dependable counselor with excellent verbal, written and active listening communication skills, who will collaborate with clients, staff and community providers to help our clients attain their educational, vocational and employment goals.

Bachelors Degree in Human Services or a related area;
Two (2) years of work experience in vocational, employment and educational counseling;
Familiarity with and commitment to psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practices;
Experience working with adults with mental illness and/or in scatter site housing is preferred;
Home visits and field work is required;
Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred.


Comunilife offers ongoing staff training and opportunities for professional growth and advancement within our agency. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including comprehensive, moderately-priced health insurance and a pension plan.

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