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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for providing Vocational Services at Nexus Neurorecovery Center. 

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures that services rendered are appropriate and adequate to the population being served.
  • Incorporates current and pertinent research findings into procedural and program development.
  • Assists with program evaluations through the collection and utilization of data.
  • Assists with contract negotiations between facility and community businesses, funding sources and other entities related to vocational program operations.
  • Continues competence development in areas of program services, management and leadership.
  • Develops department quality assurance plan in accordance with the facility’s Program Evaluation policies.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of community resources to assist in meeting present and future needs of vocational programs and services.
  • Ensures program schedules are followed.
  • Provides annual education to residents regarding safety precautions and procedures while in the Vocational
  • Services area.
  • Provides direction to staff regarding management of difficult clients/cases.
  • Assists with development and management of the department budget.
  • Assists with departmental purchasing of supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with monitoring billing procedures for vocational services.
  • Knowledgeable of and ensures staff is knowledgeable of licensing standards and regulations.
  • Reviews all specific program policies and procedures annually and as needed to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ensures staff knowledge of individual residents’ histories, current progress and personal issues or difficulties.
  • Ensures appropriate documentation for program residents according to facility policies and procedures.
  • Serves as resident advocate to ensure that the individual needs of each resident are being provided.
  • Attends treatment team rounds and provides resident information as needed to the treatment team.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effective with members of the management team.
  • Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude as an ardent supporter of the facility.
  • Meets all deadlines to ensure compliance with administrative requests.
  • Utilizes referral information, standardized tests, and situational assessments to evaluate interest, skills and abilities of clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree preferably in Vocational Rehabilitation or Guidance and Counseling area.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in rehabilitation
  • Required experience in vocational testing, job placement, and vocational training
  • CRC and/or CVE preferred
  • Preferably prior experience in assisted living home, with patients with brain injury

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Must be certified in CPR, PMAB, and First Aid
  • Must always be knowledgeable of and practice Infection Control and Universal Precautions.
  • Must obtain current tuberculosis test within the first fourteen (14) days of employment and on an annual basis thereafter.
  • Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility
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