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Psych Rehab Vocational Counselor

Department: 516 - DDA/FPS Day
Location: Silver Spring, MD

The Rock Creek Foundation is looking for a Full-Time Psychiatric Rehab Vocational Counselor that will be responsible for TX planning, individual crisis management, documentation, case management, and group facilitations, and will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with therapists, psychiatrists and nursing staff. The hourly rate for this position is $14.29.

Essential Duties & Reponsibilites: 

  • Assesses clients' social, emotional, financial, health, or other problems to develop rehabilitation treatment plan
  • Implements treatment plans with client
  • Counsels clients, assisting them to identify and resolve problems and make effective use of resources
  • Organizes and conducts support group and vocational groups as needed
  • Works closely with families of clients and provides appropriate clinical referrals for family members
  • Maintains working relationships with staff of other agencies and institutions, homes, and facilities, and acts as liaison between clients and agency or institution
  • Develops and maintains contact with other agency staff and local service providers to promote coordination and integration of care
  • Helps clients understand mental illness and how it affects their health and life styles
  • Encourages clients to do things for themselves to retain feelings of independence and self-esteem
  • Prepares and maintains written case records, reports, and forms, performs case follow-up and closing, and performs other administrative tasks as required
  • Endeavors to place individual in gainful employment after acquisition of marketable skills
  • Resolve work related problems or difficulties, and assigns individual to simpler tasks when worker cannot perform assigned duties
  • Observes worker to ensure that work is performed according to prescribed methods and meets established standards
  • Maintains working relationships with staff of other agencies and institutions, homes, facilities, and acts as liaison between clients and agency/ institution. Acts as liaison between clients and their supervisor and co-workers
  • Helps clients understand mental illness and how it affects their health, life styles, and employment
  • Determines suitable job or business consistent with applicant's desires, aptitudes, and physical, mental, and emotional limitations. Plans and arranges for applicant to study or train for job
  • Attends mandatory meetings
  • Check’s work email at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Participates in and successfully completes all required trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with Adults diagnosed with varying mental health and intellectual disabilities.
  • Must have knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office software (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook).

We expect all staff to have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service; to comply with the rules and regulations of those organizations to which we are accountable; to have high ethical and professional standards of conduct; and to have an attitude of wanting to continuously improve their own professional performance. Must be able to effectively, and professionally communicate with other staff and individuals served.

Rock Creek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Rock Creek Foundation participates in E-Verify.

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