Position Title : Supported Education / Employment Counselor
Department Unit : Supported Education and Employment
Reports to : Supported Employment Manager 

Essential Functions:

The Supported Education/Employment Counselor supports people in mental health recovery to: enroll in, attend and successfully complete post-secondary educational and vocational programs; or, find, get and keep competitive employment of their choice, using a proven evidence-based practice.  Generally 60% of clients will be in Education and 40% in Employment but that can adjust depending on client demand.


Scope

The Supported Education/Employment Counselor provides support to program participants who are pursuing educational and employment goals, including assistance to establish reasonable goals and objectives related to their pursuit of higher education or employment.  Occasionally a client who begins in Supported Education may also seek employment after he/she has an established routine in school.


Responsibilities
  • Assist participants who are attending or would like to attend colleges, universities or technical schools in the area, including help with the admissions process, applications for financial assistance, coordinating tutoring and mentoring arrangements, transportation, and all other issues and activities related to education.
  • Respond to education or employment related queries in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitate vocational counseling and career exploration for people in recovery.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of goal plans related to education and/or employment.
  • Develop job placement opportunities appropriate to individual needs of participants.
  • Work with employers and prospective employers in the community to develop job opportunities as needed.
  • Provide training and support on campus and on the job as required; collaborate with Bureau of Rehabilitation Services for individual employment participants as needed.
  • Help enhance participant skills related to their employment goal, including resume/cover letter writing, interview preparation and job searching skills.
  • Maintain communication with other providers on the individual’s support team, including clinicians, case managers, educational advisors and employers.
  • Facilitate transportation to/from college campus or work site during the initial enrollment or hiring process for the program participant.
  • Maintain data entry and required client records report on client outcomes as assigned.
  • Facilitate Supported Education and Employment programming such as participating in skill building workshops as requested (e.g., time management, learning strategies).
  • Meet program participants on campus or in the community in addition to at the Laurel House Resource Center.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Minimum Requirements

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to coverlettersandresumes@laurelhouse.net

Our Mission

Laurel House provides resources and opportunities for people living with mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives in their communities throughout Fairfield County. 

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