Services for the Underserved

Vocational Specialist

US-NY-New York
Treatment Services
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.


Position Summary:  


The Vocational Specialist will act as the Employment Specialist for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. The goal of ACT services is to assist individuals to achieve their personally meaningful goals and life roles. The Vocational Specialist will be responsible for integrating goals and services of the ACT Team while advocating for the rights and preferences of the participant whenever possible. This role requires travel to visit clients in their homes and other settings (80% fieldwork).

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


  • BA degree in psychology, social work, or related field is required; Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling is preferred.  CRC is preferred.
  • Must have two or more years experience working with persons who are seriously persistently mentally ill under the supervision of a certified rehabilitation counselor. 
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel. 
  • Ability to research material via the internet. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.




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