Vocational Counselor

Job Type

Part Time Temporary




34 Grove Street
United States


Reporting to the Clinical Program Director of the Boston Area Program (BAP), this Part-Time position (20-25 hours per week) is responsible to assist and facilitate the transition of guests (the Gould Farm way of describing our clients) from Monterey to the Boston Program and into a non-residential extended community program. The Vocational Counselor utilizes a variety of approaches and interventions to promote recovery and successful community integration. Encourages guests with participation in meaningful psychosocial activities, work and/or training.  


Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

·        Develop connections in the Boston area for BAP participants to engage in volunteer, training and employment opportunities;

·        Collaborate with Farm & BAP Clinical staff in supporting guests with accessing resources prior to guests transitioning to Fellside;

·        Assess each BAP participant upon transition to Fellside relative to their interests and readiness levels in the areas of vocation and education;

·        In conjunction with Clinical Case Managers, assist BAP participants in further developing vocational & educational goals as appropriate;

·        Connect participants to resources needed to obtain and maintain employment services, volunteer and educational opportunities, and develop partnering relationships in the community to include collaboration with volunteer and employment supervisors;

·        Consult with and educate team members regarding rehabilitation and community integration related issues while helping participants learn specific skills that foster rehabilitation and recovery;

·        Provide individual support and coaching in volunteer and employment placements;

·        Teach program participants employment, interpersonal and coping skills; managing daily challenges; crisis management skills; and improving social and recreational skills;

·        Provides crisis intervention if necessary;

·        Participate in all weekly staff and community meetings. Take an active role in setting and supporting all program policies. Communicate and cooperate effectively as a team player. Provide on-call coverage on rotational schedule.

·        Provide effective staff coverage for smooth day to day operations of the program. Act as a back up to other staff as required. Actively participate in cultivating a nurturing community culture and generating creative educational activities for B.A.P. participants.

·        Performs related work as required.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bachelor Degree with experience in the field (vocational services, psychiatric rehabilitation, case management, dual diagnosis). Knowledge of: holistic health; mental illness; availability of services in the area, local transportation and the benefits system are all desirable. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certification a plus. Excellent communication and administration skills are a must. Good organizational and planning skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a team member are important.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Interested candidates please e-mail resume & cover letter ASAP to sbranca@gouldfarm.org.