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Prevocational Counselor - Watertown, NY

Posted: 06/19/2024

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work – Full-time, 40 hours per week. Typically, Monday-Friday – 7:30am - 4:00pm. Flexible to the needs of the program, may include some evening hours.


Qualifications - Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Field. One-year experience working with the Developmentally Disabled population or in a vocational setting. Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License with an acceptable driving history per the agency’s insurance requirements.             


Work Authorization/Security Clearance – Authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.


Summary/Objective - Responsible for each assigned Program Participant’s vocational plan of service and required program documentation. Assist Program Participant to develop work skills and behaviors in order for them to reach their maximum vocational potential. Provide daily interventions with Program Participant’s and work in cooperation with all program staff to promote Independence, Integration, Individualization and Productivity.


Essential Functions – Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Complete all documentation required for annual reviews, semi-annual reviews, and interim meetings.
  2. Complete Prevoc ISP programs, Habilitative Plans, monthly notes, and six-month reviews of progress on Therap.  Complete T-logs and PSU data entries as necessary.
  3. Complete ISP Plans and Personal Focus Worksheets as necessary in Therap.
  4. Verify daily attendance records.
  5. Ensure that all Documentation is scanned and uploaded to Therap
  6. Complete Discharge documentation and admission documentation for services.
  7. Identify and help address barriers that may hinder individual’s progress toward supported employment.
  8. Meet with individuals supported, as needed, to discuss concerns they may have.
  9. Monitor waiver pre-voc services to ensure accuracy and completeness.  Complete all required documentation for monthly billing and submit.
  10. Assist Program Participant’s to gain access to needed community services and supports. 
  11. Maintain communication with families, care managers, residential staff and QIDPs.
  12. Complete DDP1 & 2, needs assessments and annual review/revision.
  13. Attend and satisfactorily complete all required in-services.
  14. Assist with protective oversight.
  15. Complete daily documentation as necessary for supports and goals.
  16. Complete annual file reviews.
  17. Coordinate, schedule and complete paperwork for annual community assessments
  18. Depending on caseload, additional duties may be given.


Competencies –

  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Organization Skills
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility


Supervisory Responsibility - None


Travel – Some travel between Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties may be required based on program needs.


Work Environment - This job operates in a professional office environment, with some involvement in the manufacturing/warehouse area. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  Noise level can be high due to the use of various machinery and equipment used on the work floor area. 


Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Work may require lifting, pushing, or pulling in excess of 30 pounds. 


Other Duties – This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. I have read and received a copy of the above job description and understand the responsibilities fully.  I understand that the preceding job description will be reviewed/updated at least annually; more frequent updates will depend on contract needs.  


Wage Range - $20.94-$23.87/Hour, based on education and experience.            

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