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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR

Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America Req #1008
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The ancestors of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation existed many centuries ago as a community of people…a Tribe living together, farming, hunting and fishing to survive.

Much has changed since that time.  Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region.   

One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community.  Sycuan is more than just a business.  Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal.  Whether you work in our state-of-the-art  Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.

Job Purpose:

Provides culturally relevant counseling and assessment services to Native American Indian consumers

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at the sole discretion of Sycuan Management at any time)

  1. Manages extensive consumer rehabilitation plans by collaborating and coordinating case management, including vocational counseling and guidance, testing, medical restoration, assessing training needs, direct employer contacts for on-the-job training and job placement, following up to ensure progress towards intermediate objectives and vocational goals are met, and providing reports of case management progress to the Vocational Rehabilitation Director. - 40%
  2. Determines eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services by evaluating applicant's abilities, capabilities, resources, priorities, and concerns, obtaining and reviewing medical, psychological, vocational, and educational data to determine feasibility, eligibility, functional limitations and job labor market demands, and assessing and developing a realistic individual plan for rehabilitation and employment (IPE). - 25%
  3. Provides administrative and clerical support to the Vocational Rehabilitation Department by collecting, sorting, and processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing, creating and revising departmental forms and documents as needed, updating consumer contracts, collecting and tracking monthly case load hours, purchase orders, and check requests, and sending them to Accounts Payable for processing. – 10%
  4. Provides initial customer service by answering incoming calls, greeting visitors, clients, and employees in a friendly and courteous manner, screening and directing visitors and callers, answering general inquiries, relaying pertinent messages and inquiries to the appropriate person, and assisting Vocational Rehabilitation staff as needed. – 10%
  5. Provides logistical support for programs by coordinating meetings, workshops and technical training, developing flyers and forms, following up with SITVR Partners and outside organizations, and assisting with and/or facilitating training sessions, meetings or presentations as needed. – 5%
  6. Monitors supplies and assets for the Vocational Rehabilitation Department by maintaining inventory of departmental supplies, ordering and purchasing supplies as directed, processing purchase orders, reconciling bills, requesting payment for vendors and suppliers, conducting department monthly audits of inventory and assets, and researching and communicating findings to the Vocational Rehabilitation Department Director. - 5%
  7. Promotes continued departmental communications by attending board meetings and other meetings as needed, preparing and distributing meeting minutes, maintaining a professional department image, and consistently communicating and presenting information in a professional manner in all business interactions. - 5%

Job Specifications:

Education and Experience:

Essential:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management Experience
  • California Driver’s License in good standing

Desirable:

  • Bachelor's Degree in rehabilitation or related field
  • Data Ops Case Management System experience

Skills and Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Ability to work with individual/groups with multiple disabilities, interests and backgrounds
  • Ability to collect and analyze data appropriate to client progress and services
  • Understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities required in a wide variety of job classifications
  • Working knowledge of EEO/Affirmative Action regulations and guidelines
  • Working knowledge of educational institutions and counseling resources on tribal reservations
  • Working knowledge of Tribal and County organizational services, functions, and policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of the social, emotional, behavioral, and psychological impact of personal problems on the individual and his/her workplace
  • Familiar with local community, language, and culture
  • Ability to appear for work on time
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to complete forms and documents
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work outside of regular business hours, as needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn and utilize computerized case management system
  • Record-keeping and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable:

Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:

Direct:          None

Indirect:        None

If you enjoy being part of a community dedicated to creating a memorable guest experience, we invite you to explore career opportunities with Sycuan and join our winning team!

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America