Services for the Underserved

  • Vocational Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn | US-NY-Brooklyn
    Behavioral Health
    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 Overview:

    The Vocational Specialist conducts initial vocational/educational assessment for all clients within specified time frame and makes determinations for job readiness, including programs that will target youth and young adults. The Vocational Specialist prepares and conducts scheduled educational groups addressing interviewing, daily living and interpersonal skill development, conduct mock interviewing sessions with clients. The incumbent coordinates community referrals and follows-up on initial assessment and recommendations and network with the business community to assist with maintaining and developing relationships to promote job development and placement for individuals. The ideal candidate has the ability to establish trust and a rapport with mentally health and/or substance use consumers, their families, or significant others and have the ability to design/conduct task focused groups and knowledge of group process.


    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



    • Bachelor's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation is preferred, BA in Human Services related field required
    • A minimum of two years educational and rehabilitative experience
    • Strong computer skills
    • Familiarity with AWARDS preferred 
    • Valid Driver's license preferred



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