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Title:  Voc Rehab Benefits Counselor - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  04/15/2021
Req ID:  13512
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living

St Albans, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.36


Voc Rehab is seeking a Benefits Counselor to serve job seekers with disabilities in the St. Albans district, including the Newport area. Benefits Counselors provide accurate, timely benefits information so that consumers can make informed choices about employment and benefits. The nature of the job involves a diverse range of knowledge about state and federal funded benefits, program rules and disabilities issues. Benefit Counselors are proficient with utilizing data bases and providing complex analysis to consumers.  A high degree of independent thinking and flexibility is needed to contribute to the well-being of consumers, and to provide accurate information to all that inquire. Must be a self-starter, demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, and have excellent computer and technical skills.

Who May Apply

This position, Voc Rehab Benefits Counselor - Limited Service (Job Requisition #13512), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact elizabeth.harrington@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 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 primarily in a standard office setting. Considerable travel to outlying offices may be required for which private means of transportation must be available. Strong interpersonal skills are required in dealing with consumers and their advocates. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND one (1) year or more of experience at a professional level working directly with persons with disabilities OR one (1) year or more of experience at a professional level in the administration or implementation of a public benefits program.


Three (3) years or more of experience at a professional level working directly with persons with disabilities OR three (3) years or more of experience at a professional level in the administration or implementation of a public benefits program.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a counseling-related field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont