Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Job Type

Full Time




Maximum: $50,000




United States


Company Overview

NADAP, Inc. is a multiservice non-profit agency dedicated to helping people with medical, behavioral health and social service needs to become self sufficient. NADAP has experience since 1971 operating programs that assist disadvantaged populations in New York City and Nassau County. NADAP's services include assessment, care coordination, case management, professional training, and job preparation, placement and retention services. NADAP provides services to more than 25,000 people annually. Visit us at www.nadap.org.


Position Overview

Assist, counsel and prepare individuals with behavioral health and other barriers, for employment by providing them with self-assessments in the areas of skills and interests, and guiding them towards appropriate employment opportunities. Assist clients in preparing for work by reducing and addressing barriers to employment and by providing job readiness training and retention services.

  • Provide counseling and support to enrolled participants with physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities and correspond with them weekly either face to face, via email or by phone for updates and to track progress.
  • External visits may be required.
  • Conduct and document minimum of weekly updates on client status, including enrollments, job development, job placements and retentions.
  • Evaluate clients’ abilities, interests, experience, skills, health and education to ensure they are job-ready.
  • Provide ongoing vocational case management and retention services for an assigned caseload.
  • Maintain knowledge of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities, as well as the laws and resources that impact people with disabilities.
  • Monitor attendance and update case-note activities and counseling sessions for assigned caseload in online database.
  • Prepare written monthly reports for ACCES-VR counselors on status and updates of clients.
  • Maintain regular communication with ACCES-VR counselors, HCBS and HARP providers, in order to build or sustain relationships with referral sources.
  • Meet milestones as established by management in all case coordination areas of job function. 
  • Assist with training and employment retention activities to support job development activities.
  • Collect appropriate documentation from HCBS providers, update Credible, and bill for services in database system.
  • Schedule monthly presentations with referral partners in order to ensure that clients are being referred regularly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years experience working with clients with subsance abuse
  • Knowledge of workforce development, career assessment, job preparation.
  • Experience working with individuals with barriers to employment, including behavioral health, substance use, disabilities, limited work experience, and criminal backgrounds.
  • Master’s degree in Rehab counseling, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, preferred


As a NADAP employee, you will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Health benefit package
  • NADAP Monthly Birthday Party
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Dependent FSA
  • HSA
  • Paid Leave package
  • 3 weeks vacation and more
  • 11 paid federal holidays
  • Sick leaves and personal days
  • Retirement savings options (403b or 401k)
  • Retirement Profit Sharing Plan with employer contribution after one year
  • Commuter Benefits: pre-tax transit and parking
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Additional volunteer benefits

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please apply to this position through the link provided.