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POSITION:

Vocational Counselor

JOB DESCRIPTION:

St Lukes House Inc.

Silver Spring, MD

Job Development: The employment specialist will identify the individuals’ strengths in the area of job search and support clients in the following areas such as: resume and cover letter writing, interview presentation, accessing community resources for their job search and how to disclose their disability to potential employers. The employment specialist will work closely with each individual to successfully match each person to an appropriate job. The supported employment specialist will work with the business community, marketing the Back to Work Program, determining employment needs within the community and being a liaison between the employer and the client.

Job Placement: The supported employment specialist will assess the client’s individual strenths with maintaining employment and determine where psychiatric vocational support services will be necessary. The employment specialist will provide on-the-job support to the individual and provide technical assistance to employers, promoting job acquision, skill development and job independence. Follow along services; The supported employment specialist will continue to provide psychiatric vocational support services for as long as is necessary.

To qualify for this position you need to have a bachelor’s degree in psychology or in a related field. Have full access to a vehicle, with no more than 2 points on your driving record, as you will need to use your own vehicle for work. You must be willing to work some evenings and weekends, meeting with clients at work, in the community or in their own home.Work hours may vary, allowing for a flexible schedule. To learn more about this position and our agency, please visit our website at: http://www.stlukeshouse.org. St. Luke’s House offers a great medical, vacation, retirement and tuition package. We also offer mileage reimbursement and a cell phone stipend. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Helen Gillespie at: heleng@stlukeshouse.org.