Top Vocational Counselor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Vocational Counselor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Vocational Counselor resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.7% of Vocational Counselor resumes contained Vocational Rehabilitation as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Vocational Counselor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Vocational Counselor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Vocational Rehabilitation

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Here's how Vocational Rehabilitation is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted eligibility determination process for applicants seeking vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Direct vocational rehabilitation services to developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Work directly with Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to include necessary services available to clients so they can gain access to employment.
  • Received referrals, scheduled appointments, provided testing to Vocational Rehabilitation clients and prepared written reports with testing results.
  • Complete data/reporting pertaining to clients' progress to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Block Grants, and Medicaid/Medicare.
  • Developed training plan in compliance with regulations, manuals, and policies used to administer vocational rehabilitation program.
  • Maintained comprehensive case notes, extensive contact with social service agencies training in vocational rehabilitation and cultural competency.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of vocational rehabilitation plans, behavior modification plans and individual work plans.
  • Collaborated with health service professionals for development of vocational rehabilitation for emotionally and psychologically challenged adults.
  • Researched, developed, and directed a vocational rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness.
  • Designed a vocational rehabilitation program to assist residents of the halfway house in career development.
  • Designed and implemented a comprehensive plan of vocational rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities.
  • Provided independent professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities.
  • Worked with high potential patients who could most benefit from vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Managed caseload of clients with disabilities in need of vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Consult with Supervisors in the vocational rehabilitation on services recommendation to consumers
  • Develop, implement, and monitor vocational rehabilitation treatment plans.
  • Provided Vocational Rehabilitation Skills for formally incarcerated clients seeking employment.
  • Developed vocational rehabilitation plans to facilitate job placement for clients.
  • Developed and implemented the residential and vocational rehabilitation plan.

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2. Potential Employers

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Here's how Potential Employers is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Maintained positive relationships with potential employers in order to develop job opportunities.
  • Interviewed potential employers to locate opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Identified potential employers and community volunteer opportunities for clients.
  • Raised full-time job placement totals for program clients by expanding the base of potential employers and community resources.
  • Work with time of injury employer as well as new potential employers to ensure successful return to work.
  • Served as a liaison between employers/potential employers and homeless clients.
  • Developed and maintained a network of employers and potential employers.
  • Advised troubled students on effective college search Contacted potential employers Trained troubled students on work readiness and life-skills Organized career workshops

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3. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Advocated for participants seeking housing, legal advice and mental health services while encouraging and facilitating participant's independent action plan.
  • Conducted comprehensive clinical assessments on all patients to determine criteria for hospital admission or referral to outpatient mental health services.
  • Responded to telephone and face-to-face inquiries of individuals seeking mental health care or information regarding mental health services.
  • Facilitated assessments and conducted individual and group counseling and supplied Referral listings for permanent mental health services.
  • Bridged mental health services to individuals ready to reenter into the community from a supervised hospital setting
  • Provided initial triage and facilitated referrals to appropriate inmate mental health services within the institution.

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4. Job Placement

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Here's how Job Placement is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided disabled workers with resume writing, job placement services and work site accommodations ensuring successful outcomes in maintaining employment
  • Provided vocational evaluation, job placement and follow along for 100 individuals diagnosed with severe persistent mental illness.
  • Counseled unemployed and underemployed clients with job placement assistance and vocational counseling.
  • Interviewed and assessed clients for specific job qualifications and provided job placement.
  • Acted as community liaison for job placements for community reintegration.
  • Facilitate job placement meetings and provide job placement/readiness services.
  • Conducted career counseling with adults including assessment, career exploration, training, education, job placement, and follow-up.
  • Job Placement (Accepted early retirement buy-out) h Vocational counselor, carried case load of 86 consumers.
  • Provided Counseling, Evaluation, Training and Job Placement To persons with Disabilities (emotionally and/or physically).
  • Exceeded program goals in achievement of program completions, client referrals, relapse rates and job placement.
  • Counseled Latino low income adults to become successful in finding an appropriate college programs and job placement.
  • Interviewed and evaluated clients for job placement and oriented clients to programs on training and employment.
  • Provided job placement assistance and case management services to persons with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Evaluated student's past educational records to ensure success in program and in job placement.
  • Worked as the primary transitional trainer/teacher and counselor for job placement and goal setting.
  • Managed caseload, explained the Return to Work Program to clientele and job placement.
  • Demonstrate expertise in case management, vocational counseling, job placement and retention.
  • Provided training and support in job placement as well as volunteer opportunities.
  • Attained job placement for 25 consumers within the first 6 months.
  • Job Placements for over 100 inmates coming back society.

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5. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and submitted individualized treatment plans to APS Care Connection for authorization of services.
  • Counseled and interviewed consumers and identified individual goals and treatment plans.
  • Developed individualized treatment plans and coordinated counseling services for clients.
  • Conducted vocational assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Initiated initial assessments, treatment plans, social services intervention, and documentation of goal progress in accordance to internal regulations.
  • Worked collaboratively with clients and other pertinent staff to provide assessment of needs, developed treatment plans and coordinated appropriate care.
  • Designed implemented and document treatment plans which utilizes patient's strengths and provided opportunities for growth in any deficient skill areas.
  • Maintained and promoted worker's success while developing worker's treatment plans in accordance with Medicaid, OMH and OMRDD guidelines
  • Develop with clients individual person centered psychiatric rehabilitation and SEO treatment plans, as well as, other ongoing assessments.
  • Facilitate initial interviews, assessments, complete treatment plans, write daily/weekly progress notes, write monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Worked as part of the team to develop treatment plans to help consumers get back to work.
  • Complete treatment plans in the UTA for clients on caseload a week before next court date.
  • Documented treatment plans and monitored the progress of clients through case management.
  • Completed monthly treatment plans that assessed the needs of the client's.
  • Prepared written monthly progress reports and treatment plans.
  • Created ITP (individual treatment plans) according to client's interests and abilities in Value Options.
  • Develop treatment plans Conduct vocational assessments Provide individual vocational counseling Administers tests to clients

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6. Job Readiness

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Here's how Job Readiness is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Facilitate weekly unemployment meetings while developing a curriculum to demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Performed Job readiness assessments, and referrals for vocational training and educational programs.
  • Document interactions related to intakes, counseling sessions and job readiness preparation.
  • Conducted comprehensive educational assessments and makes determinations of job readiness.
  • Provided individual job readiness counseling as needed.
  • Assist client's with researching career paths and applying for jobs Teach resume writing, social skills and job readiness skills.
  • Supervised five job coaches and promoted job readiness and training for graduating at risk students attending Canton City Public Schools.
  • Provided Job Readiness Skill Training and Case Management services to ensure all clients have necessary skills for employment.
  • Completed vocational assessments to target and meet the clients at their own level of job readiness.
  • Assisted in developing resumes, job search efforts, job readiness and appropriate work skills.
  • Provide instruction in the Job Readiness curriculum with an emphasis on Life Skills Training.
  • Helped with vocational placement and assisted clients with resume writing and job readiness.
  • Teach classes on learning styles as part of the Job Readiness Training Program.
  • Counseled clients on vocational abilities and options, and determined job readiness.
  • Interviewed applicants and counseled them in job readiness and search skills.
  • Prepared materials and classroom for job readiness activities.
  • Managed daily activities of Job Readiness Program.
  • Provided job readiness and job search training
  • Supervised Transitional Employees for job readiness.
  • Teach weekly Job Readiness classes.

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8. Job Development

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Here's how Job Development is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided expert testimony regarding the Reemployment Assessments and job development tasks.
  • Performed job development and negotiations leading to employment possibilities.
  • Provided marketing, job development and employer development.
  • Initiated job development with community employers.
  • Provided job development services to consumers.
  • Job development and resume preparation.
  • Implemented vocational assessments, provided job-seeking skills training, job coaching, interview support and job development within the community.
  • Conducted all phases of vocational services including engagement, assessment, job search, job development and job support.
  • Provide vocational assessments, skills training, job coaching and job development services to a caseload of 30+.
  • Provide counseling, coordinate return to work services; direct job development and placement services.
  • Assist with conducting assessments, job development, and job site training.
  • Position involved outreach, case management and job development.
  • Provided job development, placement and job coaching services.
  • Provided job development assistance services to assigned case load.
  • Provided job development assistance in seeking suitable jobs.
  • Guide job development and career advancement skills.
  • Provide job development for paid employment.
  • Assisted with job development and placement.
  • Use supported employment strategies to develop on-the-job supports for clients, including job development/placement, onsite analysis and coaching
  • Conducted situational assessments, job development services, and job site training in order to place clients in competitive employment.

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9. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided residential support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Provided individual vocational counseling to clients in recovery from substance abuse.
  • Counseled and supervised clients with psychiatric and/or substance abuse issues in a vocational workshop setting and placed them in competitive employment.
  • Led weekly group substance abuse education and counseling services for young ex-offenders rejoin society and rebuild their lives.
  • Served on Substance Abuse Task Force with the Department of Criminal Justice Services to develop cross training curriculum.
  • Teach vocational classes for the entire clientele, substance abusers and non- substance abusers.
  • Assist with all aspects of service with Workforce Development & Substance Abuse Treatment program.
  • Complete training offered by VIPACT - Substance Abuse Certification Program.
  • Counseled the disabled, substance abusers and parolees.
  • Provide substance abuse support @ IDDT groups.
  • Assessed substance abuse recovery in individuals whose main diagnosis was substance abuse/dependence Performed financial analysis and budget planning.
  • Write Case notes after consumer meeting Refer eligible clients with substance abuse for vocational evaluation.

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10. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provide support, counseling, and assessments to individuals with developmental disabilities to assist with obtaining and maintaining employment.
  • Supervised and provided care for individuals with developmental disabilities in their work and residential settings.
  • Maintained a caseload of 30 clients who have disabilities, majority developmental disabilities.
  • Assisted adults with developmental disabilities to attain independence in community integration and vocational skills
  • Designated counselor of young adults and those with developmental disabilities.
  • Worked to improve, enrich and respect the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and issues related to mental health.
  • Provided individuals with developmental disabilities the training and skills needed to gain employment in the community.
  • Work at a Day Placement Program with People who have Developmental Disabilities/Mental Illnesses.
  • Operated automotive vehicles/vans transporting passengers and/or patients * Assisted with treatment plans for consumers with developmental disabilities in a residential/vocational setting.

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11. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Implement the vocational/independent living skills program for our severely emotionally disturbed clients.
  • Provided independent living skills to clients to give support in time, financial, and family organization.
  • Helped clients to regain independent living skills and reenter the work world.
  • Developed general skills and facilitated daily groups on basic and core life skills, to enhance independent living and improve employability.
  • Work with high school students with a disabilities, assisted them with obtaining gainful employment and developing independent living skills.
  • Coordinated, facilitated and implemented educational workshops for pregnant and parenting teens related to transitional support housing and independent living programs.

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12. Job Training

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Here's how Job Training is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Help clients make transition from the job training center to the workplace and provide on the job support and assistance.
  • Provide guidance for career planning, on the job training for students aging from 14 through 21.
  • Support clients with filling out job applications, assessments, interviews, and on-site job training.
  • Provide on and off the job training for learning job responsibilities and duties.
  • Created linkage with job training and/or educational resources within the community.
  • Provide job training and assistance in finding employment to inmates in federal custody at federal residential re-entry program facility.
  • Provided job training and advocacy through supported employment.

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13. Rehabilitation Programs

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Here's how Rehabilitation Programs is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Administer vocational testing to injured workers to allow for identification of vocational goals within the context of cost-effective rehabilitation programs.
  • Planned and implemented individualized rehabilitation programs for clients.
  • Determined eligibility for services and developed individualized rehabilitation programs.
  • Determine eligibility for rehabilitation programs.
  • Organized and implemented individualized rehabilitation programs.
  • Confer with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals to develop and implement client rehabilitation programs.

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14. Vocational Training

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Here's how Vocational Training is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a vocational training group aimed at teaching employment skills.
  • Designed procedures for a vocational training program with an acquired business vendor.
  • Facilitated testing for educational and vocational training programs.
  • Provide vocational training for clients with psychological disorders.
  • Developed work plans to include vocational training and Adult Basic Education classes.
  • Involved in the vocational training of consumers.
  • Assist clients in vocational training.
  • Explored individual need for educational and vocational training.Helped clients to get settled in their communities.
  • Evaluate vocational trainings and coordinating with other agencies for participants.
  • Worked with population in earning their GEDs, assessed, placed and monitored students into appropriate vocational training programs.
  • Provided ongoing workshops to adults seeking pre vocational training and assessment.
  • Facilitated vocational assessments and evaluated clients work readiness status Referred clients to vocational training sites such as NADAP, ACCES-VR etc.

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15. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted individualized career counseling services for homeless adults with multiple barriers to employment at Community Vision in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Counseled and provided guidance to injured workers adjusting to physical or psychological burdens impairing their ability to find suitable employment.
  • Provide case management and vocational counseling to an average caseload of 50 participants, ensuring timely and individualized service delivery.
  • Provided vocational counseling and case management services to clients age 18- with a variety of disabilities and from disadvantageous conditions
  • Provided vocational and academic counseling and career training to DARS clients through eligibility determination utilizing vocational and psychological assessments.
  • Interviewed and counseled participants in the process of vocational exploration, choice and planning utilizing individual counseling techniques.
  • Developed individual plans of employment and provided vocational counseling for mentally and physically challenged adults and youth.
  • Provided academic and personal counseling, and study skills instruction to minority and educationally disadvantaged nursing students.
  • Facilitate individual and group counseling sessions to help clients develop effective working relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Supported crisis counseling to Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health populations associated in their restriction to employment.
  • Counseled throughout the process interfacing with businesses, employment agencies and departments, medical, educational institutions.
  • Completed vocational evaluations, provided counseling, and conducted orientation groups for clients maintained on methadone.
  • Provided assessment, counseling and resource development necessary for each tenant to secure competitive employment.
  • Provided educational, vocational, personal and social adjustment counseling on individual and group basis.
  • Provided vocational counseling and wrote employment plan objectives for successful job training/placement of disenfranchised adults.
  • Qualified students received child care reimbursement, transportation assistance, tutoring and vocational counseling services.
  • Determined workers' vocational preferences and aptitudes through counseling and interpretation of assessment tests.
  • Served as a vocational counselor responsible for case management of disabled and disadvantaged adults.
  • Organized and implemented quarterly in-service training to meet continuing education for counseling staff.
  • Provided vocational counseling and guidance to clients with severe disabilities and medical conditions.

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16. Training Programs

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Here's how Training Programs is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Developed individual education and training programs, and developed on-the-job training sites.
  • Planned and developed successful remediation/employment skills training programs for at-risk youth.
  • Recruited individuals for community training programs through extensive advertising campaign.
  • Administered various vocational evaluations and training programs to handicapped individuals.
  • Developed, coordinated and conducted formal training programs.
  • Managed clientele with legal, financial, health and personal problems through job training programs.
  • Coordinated and administered two retraining programs for transfer to training, employment, or G.E.D.
  • Placed clients in competitive employment, internships, volunteer positions, and job training programs.
  • Facilitated workshops and training programs to increase client skills and employment opportunities.
  • Interviewed and assessed applicants for CETA jobs and training programs.
  • Facilitated Job Club and Job Seeking Skills Training programs.
  • Facilitated training programs for patients Monitored patients in the community through weekly home visits
  • Referred clients to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and served as the liaison to the Mercer ARC various training programs.
  • Managed and coordinated the Welfare To work program under the Self Sufficiency fund and customized Training Programs.
  • Attended, organized, andImplemented various training programs.

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17. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided community resources to assist in optimal support for individual cases.
  • Provide patients with information about community resources.
  • Advocated on behalf of client's needs by connecting clients with various community resources, State and Federal government programs.
  • Outreached consumers to connect them with community resources, such as food, shelter, clothing and social security benefits.
  • Linked clients to community resources and assisted with school placements.
  • Assisted in accessing community resources for consumers when needed.
  • Coordinate efforts with disabled individual, community resources, medical providers, and business owners to facilitate greater independence.

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18. Service Plans

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Here's how Service Plans is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted assessment and developed individual service plans of 60 families for educational and employment services.
  • Developed vocational evaluations and service plans.
  • Created individual service plans that outlined a client's goals and objectives and ways to achieve them.
  • Developed jointly with eligible applicants individualized service plans (i.e., Individualized Plan for Employment).
  • Maintained client's individual service plans and outcome objectives as defined by county case worker.
  • Led, trained and participated in the development of new state agency service plans.
  • Maintain and evaluate client centered service plans for continuity and compliance.
  • Write Individual Service Plans for evaluating goal attainment.

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19. Vocational Program

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Here's how Vocational Program is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a vocational program in a modified therapeutic community for persons with mental illness and concomitant substance abuse disorders.
  • Provided counseling, education and assistance to incarcerated inmates, thereby promoting effective involvement in post-secondary vocational programs.
  • Created all vocational program processes and procedures including a modified clubhouse program.
  • Re-designed the existing vocational program in order to ensure better outcome statistics.
  • Provided all phases of vocational programming for transitional adults.
  • Provided Case Management and Documentation Services for vocational program.
  • Generated client payroll for vocational program.
  • Coordinated with medical, mental health and ancillary services to ensure veterans received needed services to be successful in vocational program.
  • Monitor clients in all outside employment, schools and vocational programs.
  • Interviewed mentally ill clients for admission to vocational program.
  • Devised and promoted a new vocational program.
  • Developed and implemented a full scope vocational program, including managing an in-house janitorial program that prepared clients for competitive employment.
  • Performed related duties as assigned.Skills UsedDemonstrated basic knowledge of vocational program and its purpose; monitored residents and provided appropriate guidance.
  • Develop pre-vocational programs for clients living in the non-ambulatory units.

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20. Career Development

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Here's how Career Development is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided vocational counseling and career development information to individuals looking for employment.
  • Provided encouragement to young adults in their career development
  • Conducted community groups on various career development issues.
  • Instruct individuals in career development techniques such as job search and application strategies, resume writing and interview skills.
  • Provide SUD clients with Life Skills, Introduction to Vocational Services and Introduction to Career Development groups.
  • Trained young adults in career development and job search skills.

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21. Resume Building

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Here's how Resume Building is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Instruct clients in every aspect of the job seeking process from resume building to proper hygiene and apparel choices.
  • Assisted clients in reaching developing employment skills, such as resume building and providing educational referrals.
  • Designed and implemented interview and resume building skills with clients.
  • Worked closely with offenders, teaching classes, and assisting with resume building to reintegrate them into society.
  • Assisted clients with resume building, learning online job search tools, and learning job interview skills.
  • Provided employment coaching, assisted with resume building, cover letter preparation and interview skills.

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22. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided crisis intervention, counseling and/or develops behavior modification programs as needed to address their vocation issues.
  • Monitor behaviors and whereabouts of youth and provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Promoted family involvement in treatment and engaged in crisis intervention.
  • Provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention to students and their families along with linkage to outside service providers and community resources.
  • Provide life skills training, behavior management and crisis intervention.
  • Observe and document behavior, provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provided minimal crisis intervention, liaison between employee and employer.

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23. Career Goals

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Here's how Career Goals is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted vocational testing to establish career goals.
  • Assess, plan, and determine appropriate career goals with individuals based on their abilities, skills, and needs.
  • Obtain information about employment history, educational background, career goals, and identify barriers to employment.
  • Developed short and long range educational and career goals.
  • Help clients understand their capabilities and develop career goals.
  • Implemented person-centered employment training to support students' individual career goals.

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24. Veterans

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Here's how Veterans is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Requested and received extensions to the budget of individual veterans up to $100,000 per year when needed.
  • Streamlined processes for Veterans to access online accounts, maneuver through software, & learn basic computing skills.
  • Counseled caseload in excess of 287 clients, ranging from veterans to high school students.
  • Assist US Army veterans in the process of finding stable, long-term housing arrangements.
  • Helped disabled veterans excel beyond their own expectations.
  • Provided instruction on how to apply for Higher Education funding and different program opportunities available for veterans.

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25. Career Exploration

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Here's how Career Exploration is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Engage clients in career exploration process through the completion of career assessment inventories.
  • Administered career exploration assessments, such as Eureka, Job Survival, GED pre-tests, and so forth.
  • Developed career exploration and job readiness training materials and presented workshops to prepare clients for employment and internships.
  • Conducted standardized assessments, career explorations and interest inventories.
  • Provided individual and group counseling, career exploration and behavioral modification based on clients needs.
  • Administered and analyzed career exploration and aptitude assessments.

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26. Monthly Reports

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Here's how Monthly Reports is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Completed monthly reports and case notes in detailed documented form.
  • Generated weekly and monthly reports concerning client progress.
  • Generated daily and monthly reports for appropriated agencies and adhered to company procedures while maintaining integrity of company written policies.
  • Performed consumers' Intake* Conducted group and individual counseling* Was involved in treatment planning* Submitted weekly and monthly reports
  • Prepare ADAA-Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration/BSAS-Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and FDI-Federal Diversion Initiative program monthly reports.
  • Provided support and counseling for program participants Maintained client data and monthly reports Scheduled client services

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27. Transferable

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Here's how Transferable is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Completed Job Analyses, Transferable Skills Analyses, Labor Market Surveys, research, and all other necessary case documentation.
  • Provided job analyses, transferable skills analyses, and community behavioral assessment.
  • Administered and interpreted results of interest and aptitude tests, transferable skill sets, work samples and career exploration guides.
  • Designed and conducted training on transferable skill matching software.
  • Identified clients' transferable skills and aptitudes.
  • Completed various psychometric, hands on testing to encourage good transferable vocational choices..

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28. Job Analysis

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Here's how Job Analysis is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Conducted on site Job Analysis with emphasis on physical demands of job client received injury performing.
  • Completed job analysis and orientation to insure suitable placement.
  • Provided vocational placement services for persons served and conducted job analysis prior to placement to ensure compatibility of job match.
  • Provided career counseling, resume compilation, development of job analysis, interpreted vocational assessments for those with disabilities.
  • Job modifications are developed where appropriate and documented through job analysis.
  • Conduct job analysis of specified positions upon request.

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29. Job Site

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Here's how Job Site is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Helped them fill out tax paperwork and placed them at a job site that best suits them.
  • Visit inmate's job sites monthly to check on inmate's progress on the job.
  • Trained and supervise mentally challenged individuals at daily job sites.
  • Pick up clients to and from odd job site.
  • Provide transportation of clients to and from job interviews and job sites during trainings.
  • Coordinated job site evaluations to eliminate work barriers.

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30. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Mentored adults with special needs from the ages of 18 years old and up in a halfway house program.
  • Supervised day to day activities and special needs of those in my care.
  • Provide job coaching services to individuals with special needs.
  • Job Coach Training Supervisor Operated a Supported Work and Transitional Services Program for persons with special needs.
  • Worked with children and adults with special needs Helped organized social & sports activities.
  • Provide professional development/ collaborate with general education teachers, learning specialists, and administrators on behalf of students with special needs.

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31. Mock Interviews

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Here's how Mock Interviews is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Aided participants in obtaining working papers and employment, resume building, mock interviews, reference letters and college/academic services.
  • Performed testing, evaluation, job placement services including resume preparation, mock interviews, and job seeking skills training.
  • Provide job preparation assistance to include group orientations, job retention, mock interviews, and one-on-one interviewing assistance.
  • Prepare clients for reentry into the workforce by facilitation mock interviews.
  • Assist with resumes and applications; conduct mock interviews.

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32. Tabe

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Here's how Tabe is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Assess student's educational levels using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  • Administered work readiness exams, TABE testing & logical reasoning assessments.
  • Administered and scored TABE testing for non-high school students.
  • Administered and graded TABE Tests, Levels E to A in English and Spanish.
  • Assess re-entry clients using ASI, IEP, EDD Skills Profiler, EDD Interest Profiler and TABE.

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33. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Organized and implemented individual and group therapy sessions to advance career and social goals of clients.
  • Provided individual counseling and co-facilitated group therapy sessions for adult offenders in an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
  • Conduct individual/group therapy sessions by utilizing various counseling theories such as cognitive behavioral, rational emotive and reality therapy.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions focused on anger management, emotional and social coping issues with children and multifamily groups.
  • Co-facilitated group therapy sessions for adolescents in the Choices Program, a school-based, family centered early-intervention program.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions, family group/conjoint family sessions, and conduct lectures/seminars about alcohol and drugs.

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34. Program Participants

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Here's how Program Participants is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided one-on-one and group training to program participants regarding specific task skill development, general knowledge and personal growth.
  • Observed and made recommendations and implemented adjustments to work environment to enhance work performance for program participants.
  • Developed partnerships with businesses and organizations to support training opportunities and employment for program participants.
  • Administered interest inventories, aptitude and basic skills tests to program participants.
  • Performed vocational assessments and supervised jobdevelopers for program participants.
  • Provided counseling services to program participants and prepared students for Scholastic Aptitude Tests.

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35. Educational Services

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Here's how Educational Services is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Manage and coordinate all vocational and educational services to assist clients in identifying employment skills.
  • Refer patients to appropriate agencies for follow-up treatment and/or vocational -educational services.
  • Interviewed and assessed clients for vocational and educational services.
  • Provided educational services to residents in Congregate Care Program.
  • Performed referrals, coordination and monitoring of various job training programs, educational services, and employers.

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36. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Worked closely and cooperatively with case managers, coordinators, licensed social workers to establish objectives for individuals with disabilities.
  • Conferred with administrators, social workers and psychiatrists to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary meetings and involving external professionals such as educational social workers.
  • Collaborated with inter-disciplinary professionals, such as psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.
  • Assisted social workers in constructing and implementing individual treatment goals and interventions.
  • Participated in weekly clinical team/staff meetings with psychiatrist, psychologist and social workers

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37. Conflict Resolution

low Demand
Here's how Conflict Resolution is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Supervised students in residential facilities and assisted with social and living skills, coordinated daily activities, and facilitated conflict resolution.
  • Facilitated groups that focused on teaching cognitive restructuring, skill building, alternative behaviors, conflict resolution tactics and communication skills.
  • Provided individual and group counseling, facilitated daily crisis interventions and conflict resolution through mediation sessions with youth and families.
  • Conducted psycho-educational groups presenting topics including drug education, relapse prevention, decision making skills, conflict resolution etc.
  • Produced written / oral presentations with linguistic characteristics in organization relationships and conflict resolutions for effective audience response.
  • Provide advocacy, counseling and support of personal and emotional issues, including crisis intervention and conflict resolution.

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38. Vesid

low Demand
Here's how Vesid is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Assist clients in completing VESID applications, and necessary paperwork, also helping clients with College Planning and Preparation.
  • Provide oversight of VESID funded Supported Employment Services.
  • Assisted clients with completion of VESID paperwork.
  • Developed individual written program plans with VESID counselor and other necessary implementers.

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39. Student Learning

low Demand
Here's how Student Learning is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Developed and implemented academic plans, resulting in the enhancement of the student learning process.
  • Identified student learning and development opportunities in cohort and Associate of Applied Science programs.
  • Developed diverse teaching techniques to adapt to various student learning styles.

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40. Support Services

low Demand
Here's how Support Services is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provide training, advocacy, and support services to disabled adult clients.
  • Act as liaison between individuals and employers and provide on-going follow-up and post-placement support services to individuals who are competently employed.
  • Managed outplacement project delivering training programs, producing resumes and providing support services for Celestica-Tennessee consisting of more than 200 employees.
  • Provided mental health treatment, support services, and academic assistance to emotionally and behaviorally troubled adolescents within a classroom setting.
  • Provide support services designed to maintain or restore personal independence and functioning consistent with the requirements for learning and development.
  • Counseled and empowered low income disabled participants with successful training programs community outreach and support services with high success ratings

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41. Behavioral Issues

low Demand
Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Identify and analyze client behavioral issues using daily/weekly logs and reports.
  • Implemented group projects, encouraged participation, responded to and resolved behavioral issues according to management code of conduct.
  • Rehabilitate and community Re-entry to people who have acquired a severe brain injury and may have developed behavioral issues
  • Provided supportive counseling, training, and community integration to adolescence/adults with intellectual disabilities/mental retardation and/or behavioral issues.
  • Provide in home and community based counseling to individuals who have experienced trauma and/or displaying behavioral issues.
  • Supervised and attended youth with mental disabilities, severe behavioral issues and/or minor offenders transition into society.

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42. Patient Care

low Demand
Here's how Patient Care is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provide clinical services and patient care and education and opiate addiction counseling services to patients receiving methadone maintenance and detoxification treatment.
  • Participated as a part of Interdisciplinary team with medical personnel and other support personnel in determining patient care.
  • Developed a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Provided therapeutic patient care which includes assessment and evaluation of non-medical aspect of patient care.
  • Provided behavioral intervention based on assessed needs for patients and routinely performed patient care duties.
  • Facilitated continuum of patient care through outreach and referral within hospital system and community.

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43. Physical Abilities

low Demand
Here's how Physical Abilities is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit consumers' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Document clinical treatment plan that fit veteran's aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities and vocational interest.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitude, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.

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44. ISP

low Demand
Here's how ISP is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Served as liaison with Hispanic and Community-based organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Assist displaced workers seek and procure employment and/or determine employment potential.
  • Reviewed residents adherence to ISP to determine eligibility for social passes.
  • Obtained consulting assignments for displaced homemakers.
  • Attended ISP's, written out and tracked goals for consumers, and reported to the Division on a monthly basis.
  • Developed Intake Service Plan (ISP) within 10 days in compliance with federal guidelines.
  • Attend ISP meetings twice a year to evaluate the success and growth of each individual.
  • Completed an ISP, progress notes and monthly reports on individual's progress

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45. Job Retention

low Demand
Here's how Job Retention is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided 90 day follow along services, job retention and successful closure.
  • Implemented community leadership program for student job retention needs in the workplace.
  • Provided information education and training in resume preparation, job interviews, job placement and job retention skills.
  • Provide on-going support throughout their employment to aid in job retention.

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46. Job Performance

low Demand
Here's how Job Performance is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Provided hands on job coaching to employed clients and worked with managers to assess job performance.
  • Maintained records of students' progress, vocational growth, and job performance if applicable.
  • Maintain weekly contact with employers concerning inmate job performance, accountability, etc.
  • Review job performance with direct reports and complete performance evaluations.

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47. Goal Setting

low Demand
Here's how Goal Setting is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Trained mentally disabled adults on how to conduct job searches, interviewing and goal setting.
  • Assisted clients in goal setting and skill building.

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48. Job Coaches

low Demand
Here's how Job Coaches is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Communicate with job coaches and job developers as they assist with employment options for customers on assigned caseload.
  • Served as a liaison between state department, clients, employment specialists and job coaches.
  • Supervised four job coaches in their overall duties
  • Supervised employment contracts / job coaches.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to all team members including Vocational Coordinators and Job Coaches.
  • Provided direction to job coaches and developers.

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49. Local Businesses

low Demand
Here's how Local Businesses is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Created working relationship with over 20 local businesses to develop potential career opportunities for clients on my caseload.
  • Interfaced with local businesses to place people in work experience and permanent work as required.
  • Cultivated collaborative working relationships with local businesses to hire consumers.
  • Subcontracted work, supervised, and trained 18 program participants to work in local businesses.
  • Networked with local businesses to develop job opportunities for First Place clients.

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50. Eligibility Information

low Demand
Here's how Eligibility Information is used in Vocational Counselor jobs:
  • Prepare and maintain case files, including documentation such as eligibility information, personal communications, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain records, case files, documentations, eligibility information, and services provided.
  • Prepared and maintained records, case files, and eligibility information.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Vocational Counselor

Vocational Rehabilitation20.9%
Potential Employers8.6%
Mental Health Services8.4%
Job Placement6.3%
Treatment Plans5.5%
Job Readiness5.5%
Job Search5.2%
Job Development4.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Vocational Counselor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation
15.7%
15.7%
2
2
Potential Employers
Potential Employers
6.4%
6.4%
3
3
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Job Placement
Job Placement
4.7%
4.7%
5
5
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Job Readiness
Job Readiness
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Job Search
Job Search
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
Job Development
Job Development
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
3.3%
3.3%
10
10
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Independent Living
Independent Living
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Job Training
Job Training
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Rehabilitation Programs
Rehabilitation Programs
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Vocational Training
Vocational Training
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Counsel
Counsel
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Training Programs
Training Programs
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Community Resources
Community Resources
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Service Plans
Service Plans
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Vocational Program
Vocational Program
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Career Development
Career Development
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Resume Building
Resume Building
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Career Goals
Career Goals
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Veterans
Veterans
1%
1%
25
25
Career Exploration
Career Exploration
1%
1%
26
26
Monthly Reports
Monthly Reports
1%
1%
27
27
Transferable
Transferable
1%
1%
28
28
Job Analysis
Job Analysis
1%
1%
29
29
Job Site
Job Site
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Special Needs
Special Needs
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Mock Interviews
Mock Interviews
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Tabe
Tabe
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Program Participants
Program Participants
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Educational Services
Educational Services
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Vesid
Vesid
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Support Services
Support Services
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Patient Care
Patient Care
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Physical Abilities
Physical Abilities
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
ISP
ISP
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Job Retention
Job Retention
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Job Performance
Job Performance
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Goal Setting
Goal Setting
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Job Coaches
Job Coaches
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Local Businesses
Local Businesses
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Eligibility Information
Eligibility Information
0.6%
0.6%

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