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Vocational Community/Resource Benefits Specialist

Buffalo

Summary of Position Function

Supports the acquisition of and maintenance of vocational goals.  Provides needed benefits and community resource services to address barriers to goals.

Education Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree with two years experience working with mental health recipients or high school diploma with four  years experience working with mental health recipients
  • Training in vocational services
  • Training in benefits and financial management in relation to barriers to goals
  • Training in and completion of  relevant PROS related EBP modules

Experience

Experience in working with vocational needs of persons with disabilities

Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record, and possess a personal vehicle for job requirement

Interested in this position?

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day-to-day activities
  • Explore individuals’ needs in taking steps to achieve Vocational Goals.
  • Educate individuals served and staff on vocational services available to individuals in Erie and Wyoming Counties
  • Assist individuals with overcoming barriers they may face in obtaining their vocational goals
  • Provide rapid non-traditional employment opportunities to those individuals seeking such goals
  • Provide resources for individuals regarding Work Incentive Benefits for those on SSDI/SI who pursue vocational goals
  • Network with Erie County businesses and vocational programs to assist individuals with Vocational goals
  • Provide Cognitive Remediation services
  • Ability to utilize electronic data systems (i.e. electronic records and computers).
  • Frequent or occasional driving of personal vehicle for purpose of transporting clients in the community and/or site visits (client or work related)

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Proficient in the use of computer software such as MSWord, Excel, and EMR
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of vocational guidance and community resources
  • Knowledge of benefits and financial management in relation to identified goal
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and understanding of barriers to employment that mental health issues may present
  • Creative abilities in working with clients to motivate and  strategize for addressing barriers to employment or other goals

Interested in this position?

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