Vocational Specialist

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Job Code: LAFPS-045
Department: Mental & Behavioral Health
Location: LA - Metairie
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:


Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service?  Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth?   If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Pathways!

Family Preservation Services a partner with Pathways by Molina specializes in non-residential, community-based services for children, adolescents, and adults with severe emotional/ behavioral disorders who are also receiving Medicaid. The goal of FPS is to provide “Human Services Without Walls,” meaning that services are mostly provided in the client’s own environment and community.

Service Philosophy

All FPS programs share a primary commitment to providing care that builds upon client strengths, responds to client concerns, and utilizes natural support systems and community resources in helping clients accomplish treatment goals. FPS is continuously creating new programs in response to identified needs in the Greater New Orleans Community.

Community Based Programs

At FPS, we work with clients in the following ways:

  • In-Home and In-School Counseling: Counseling services provided to children, adolescents, and adults in their natural environments.
  • Community Support Services: Services designed to assist clients in gaining skills needed to remain in their natural environments.
  • Family Counseling
  • Parent Education
  • Psychiatric Services and Medication Management
  • 24-Hour Crisis Intervention

Family Preservation Services Team is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Vocational Specialist is a full-time team member responsible for aiding consumers in identifying and developing plans to meet their work and education-related goals.  The position would assist consumer’s in finding financial support and identifying educational goals.  You would assess the effect a client’s mental illness has on employment.  Plan and implement an ongoing employment strategy. 



  • High School diploma or equivalent and two years of training or supervised work experience in vocational rehabilitation and support


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in the field of rehabilitation counseling and two years of training or supervised work experience in vocational rehabilitation and support
  • Valid state driver’s license in good standing
  • Preferred at least one year of professional housing support experience


Pathways by Molina is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
  • Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
  • 401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount)
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
  • Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
  • Opportunities for advancement!  As we grow, you grow with us!


Pathways by Molina is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

Preferred Skills: