Title:  Career Training and Education Coach through HireAbility VT- Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  05/05/2024
Req ID:  49820
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.04


The Career Training and Education Coach will provide time limited on-site support for HireAbility consumers in education and or training settings. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to start their career in human services! You'll gain exposure to the full scope of work that HireAbility does and will become familiar with local employers.

At HireAbility, our mission is to help Vermonters with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful careers and to help employers recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities. We pledge to treat all consumers and employers with respect, to listen to customer needs and provide timely, high quality services, and to provide a trusted ongoing resource to employers and consumers.

The Career Training and Education Coach will assist HireAbility counselors in preparing consumers to apply for competitive employment as directed by the VR counselor. More specifically, this may include:

  • Direct, one to one, support at job specific trainings,
  • Tutoring or coaching at workshops or classes
  • Providing hands on job training and job coaching in a work place in order to help the consumer become fully independent.
  • After the VR consumer has become stable on the job, providing periodic check-ins to ensure the consumer is sustaining the required level of performance for an agreed amount of time.


The work schedule of this position will vary based on the number of consumers served and their specific training needs. This is a long-term temporary/part-time position, which will be schedules for up to 24 hours of work per week. Availability to work occasional night/weekend hours may be required.  Local travel is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Career Training and Education Coach through HireAbility VT- Temporary (Job Requisition #49820), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tara.Howe@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and six (6) months or more of work or volunteer experience in human services, customer service, or a related field requiring considerable personal interactions. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.