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Vocational Coordinator

at The Jewish Board

Posted: 3/18/2020
Job Reference #: 5050

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New York, New York



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The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services ("The Jewish Board") began over a century ago as a network of volunteers, bringing food and clothing to poor and immigrant Jewish families. Today, The Jewish Board is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies, providing support and care for individuals and families at every stage of life and of all faiths, races and cultures.

The Jewish Board promotes recovery, resilience and self-sufficiency to over 40,000 New Yorkers annually at over 75 locations throughout the five boroughs and at a 125 acre campus in Westchester. Our mission to provide health and human services to all New Yorkers is built upon the professionalism and compassion of over 3,000 employees, including professional social workers, family therapists, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, and a corps of 1,000 dedicated volunteers. Together, we build hope for all New Yorkers.


The Alpha Workshops Studio School (AWSS) is a NYSED Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) approved private career school specializing in vocational training in the Decorative Arts. The Career Services Coordinator is responsible for student recruitment, admissions, and enrollment; student casework and benefits advisement; student career services, work-readiness, and internship/job placement. The Career Services Coordinator works directly with the Program Director along with key community stakeholders, such as Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), to ensure students successfully engage in training, meet graduation outcomes and secure inclusive, gainful employment.


  • Recruits a broad range of students with visible or invisible disabilities throughout NYC’s five boroughs for AWSS programming. Travel, as well as evening and weekend hours, may be required occasionally.

  • Serves as liaison and the primary point of contact to ACCESS-VR, in order to facilitate and advocate for trainee applications and approvals, while maintaining compliance for the licensed training program.

  • Conducts promotional presentations and AWSS tours for counselors, applicants and others.

  • Participates in training, recruitment events, and job fairs at other sites.

  • Engages a broad variety of community-based organizations, agencies, businesses, and potential employers to make connections for internships and job placement.

  • Cultivates new relationships and maintains existing ones to foster interactions for students (prospective, current, and alumni), with organizations, agencies, businesses, internship partners, and potential employers.

  • Provides career counseling for students throughout the AWSS program.

  • Maintains contact with applicants, current students, recent graduates, organizations, agencies and businesses by phone, email, social media, and face-to-face.

  • Produces regular statistical reports, including but not limited to: recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention, and internship/job placement reports.

  • Maintains accurate and updated student records and various other administrative documents.

  • Works collaboratively with the AWSS staff team and under the direction and supervision of the Program Director.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in career school recruitment and ACCES-VR Core Rehab Services (CRS), including but not limited to job placement and work readiness coaching, OR;

  • A master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; Social Work; Mental Health Counseling or a related field of study with at least 2 years of relevant employment experience.

  • Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) highly preferred.

  • Knowledge of NYSED BPSS and ACCES-VR policies and procedures.

  • Familiarity with NYC government programs and organizations that assist people with disabilities to overcome challenges to economic well-being and secure gainful employment.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and navigate Microsoft 365; some proficiency with Google Console (Forms, Sheets, Sites, etc.); ability and willingness to learn and utilize technology, as required.

  • Strong organizational skills, creative problem-solver, and exemplary communicator (verbal and written).

  • Demonstrated ability to speak before large or small groups with accuracy and confidence.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Appreciation or understanding of the Decorative Arts and/or related fields is a plus.