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Title:  Vocational Rehabilitation Associate Counselor - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  45068
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living
Location: 

St Johnsbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

If you want to join an organization with a mission and is focused on continuous improvement, this is the position for you. The St. Johnsbury office of HireAbility Vermont (formerly VocRehab Vermont) is recruiting for a skilled rehabilitation/career counselor with an ability to support consumers with physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities in their efforts to access careers and gain employment. Job duties include assessment, guidance, and counseling, working with employment staff to secure employment and work experiences, case management, documentation, and collaboration with many community providers. Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Special Education, and special conditions apply. Excellent computer skills are required. NOTE: We are recruiting at three levels (VR Associate, Counselor I and II). If you meet qualifications to apply for all levels, you will need to submit an application for all levels. This is an opportunity to join a highly innovative team of professionals with the mission of helping Vermonters with disabilities to go to work and advance in their careers. For more information on HireAbility's mission and programs, visit https://www.hireabilityvt.com

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily within a standard office setting. Some travel may be required to consumer homes and work sites, for which private means of transportation must be available.

Who May Apply

This position, Vocational Rehabilitation Associate Counselor - Limited Service (Job Requisition #45068), 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. 

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 Level: Job Requisition 45068

 

Level I: Job Requisition 45303

 

Level II: Job Requisition 45304

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) or more years at or above a paraprofessional or technical level in a human services program, involving direct client contact.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services field. 

Special Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to make a written commitment to secure, within five years of hire, a master’s degree in a field approved by the Department.

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.

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.

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.


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