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Partial Care Vocational Specialist. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at:

This position may be subject to Executive Order 283, requiring a proof of being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination, including any recommended booster. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical condition, disability, or sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination will be considered and should be made to Human Resources: 609-394-5181.

Req Number DIR-21-00114  
Location BHS - Southard St. (Trenton, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  


  • Group counseling:  plan, structure, facilitate pre-vocational groups maintaining focus on skill acquisition; monitors group attendance and individual progress and informs other counselors; identifies and obtains materials/supplies necessary to carry out group activities; identifies and accesses community resources to support group activities
  • Supportive and Rehabilitation counseling:  identifies consumer target/problem areas and supports problem solving and practical plans for resolution; helps consumers articulate their experiences; supports consumer strengths and resources – affirming, reality-testing, contact with experience, judgment, and connection with family, friends and community resources.  Helps consumer develop realistic service plan and collaborates to achieve measurable objectives.
  • Service coordination:  Refers and links consumers to Supported Employment; Facilitates coordination and communication among staff around pre-vocational needs; Involves/engages family and significant others in the recovery process and assists them in understanding the consumer’s illness – coping with it and managing its effects.  Consults with other service providers and documents their participation.  Advocates on behalf of consumer and helps them do the same for themselves.
  • Documentation:   Prepares and maintains accurate up-to-date case records in accordance with agency standards, accreditation, and as regulated by DMHAS.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of pre-vocational services.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Program Supervisor and Director of Partial Care Services.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:  Provides supervision to consumers with co-occurring disorders in the vocational and food service program.

Position Requirements


One year experience in providing pre-vocational services such as Supported Employment or job coaching, vocational evaluation, welfare to work, community rehabilitation services, transitional employment, other work experience programs for consumers

And recent relevant training or possess a professional credential of any of the following:

Certified or Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, or Vocational Instructor as defined by the New Jersey State Board of Education.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED:  ServSafe Manager Certification and Valid Driver’s License is required.


Completion of Mental Health Association of New Jersey’s Partial Care Pre-Vocational Training Series and completion of essential learning online training as deemed appropriate by Catholic Charities.



Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 40  
Schedule M-F, 8am to 4pm 

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