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Title:  VR Counselor I - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  12/03/2019
Req ID:  3131
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living

Newport, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.28

We are looking for an experienced human service professional for our Newport VocRehab Office with an ability to support consumers with physical, psychological or cognitive disabilities in their efforts to gain employment. Job duties include assessment, guidance and counseling, assisting in finding employment and work experiences, case management, documentation, and collaboration with many community providers. This is a Temporary position with Part-time hours. Candidates must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Special Education. Good computer skills are required. NOTE: There is one position open for which we are recruiting at three levels (Associate VR Counselor, VR Counselor I and II) so applicants should apply for each of the levels for which they wish to be considered.

Who May Apply

This position, VR Counselor I (Job Requisition #3131), 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.

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 VR Counselor:  Job Requisition #3142
VR Counselor I:  Job Requisition #3131
VR Counselor II:  Job Requisition #3144

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Hibbard Doe at (802) 498-4935,
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 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 counseling, psychology, social work, special education or counseling or related counseling fields.
Master's degree in education with a focus in special education or counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional level experience involving human services casework, preferably with 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

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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