The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) position in Wilkes-Barre VAMC within Social Work Services under the supervision of the Homeless and Employment Social Work Supervisor. The VRC within Homeless Veteran Community Employment Program is responsible for utilizing the practices of the Evidence Based Recovery Model to provide individualized job finding and job retention services to patient with significant barriers to employment. The VRC provides a wide range of rehabilitation and personal adjustment counseling and case management services, including coordination of rehabilitation, training, and employment services to Veterans. Major Duties include: Provide personal adjustment counseling, therapeutic rehabilitation interventions, and case coordination services. Select, administer, and interpret vocational instruments to evaluate abilities, aptitudes, interests, values, preferences, transferrable skills and overall work resilience. Customize vocational exploration activities for identification of self-determined rehabilitation needs and goals. Monitor work site compliance with agreements. Teach effective job search skills, employer-desired soft skills, and life skills fostering independence. Promote employment programs to community employers. Facilitate job placement for Veterans by teaching valuable job search skills. Assists with resume/application development, interview skills and basic computer skills. Coordinate transportation to interviews/hiring events. Complete job analyses to facilitate job coaching and retention services. Counsel Veterans regarding importance of soft skills when employed. Synthesize assessment information to identify barriers to employment and their vocational implications. Complete interpretive data reports. Provide disability education and program-specific training. Work Schedule: 08:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.