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Title:  VR Counselor II - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  08/22/2022
Req ID:  38523
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living
Location: 

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42

Overview

HireAbility Vermont (formerly VocRehab) is recruiting for a part-time Vocational Counselor position in our Barre office. Job duties include conducting career assessments, providing career guidance and counseling, case management and case documentation to support education, training, and employment services, and working with employment staff to secure employment and work experiences. 


Excellent computer skills are required. NOTE: We are recruiting at three levels (VR Associate, Counselor I and II). If you meet the minimum qualifications to apply for more than one level, you will need to submit an application for each level you would like to be considered for.

Who May Apply

This position, VR Counselor II - Temporary (Job Requisition #38523), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

 

  • Associate: Job Requisition #38781
  • Level I: Job Requisition #38782
  • Level II: Job Requisition #38523

 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact William Sugarman at William.Sugarman@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of settings including Department offices, consumer homes, institutions, work sites, and premises of service providers. Substantial travel is required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, special education or counseling, education with a special education focus, or a related counseling field AND one (1) or more years of experience at a professional level in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

Special Requirements

Successful applicants without a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or master's degree in rehabilitation counseling will be required to make a written commitment to secure, within three years of hire, graduate level credits in the following core courses:

  1. Medical or Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
  2. Vocational Counseling
  3. Vocational Assessment and Evaluation
  4. Job Placement or Occupational Information

 

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

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.