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Title:  Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II

Application Deadline Date:  2/2/23
Req ID:  42022
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living
Location: 

White River Junction, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79

Overview

If you want to join an organization with a mission and is focused on continuous improvement, this is the position for you. The White River Junction Office of HireAbility Vermont (formerly VocRehab) is recruiting for a skilled Senior Counselor II. This position involves counseling and supervisory work at an advanced professional level for HireAbility involving the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with physical and emotional disabilities. Positions in this class generally carry a caseload requiring special expertise and skills with difficult populations. Supervision is exercised over professional, paraprofessional, and clerical employees. Assistance in managing limited district resources is provided in conjunction with a VR Regional Manager. Duties are performed under the general direction of a VR Regional Manager. A 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 two (2) or more years of experience at a professional level in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships, and results orientation. 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/

Who May Apply

This position, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II  (Job Requisition #42022), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Melissa Conly at melissa.conly@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 within a standard office setting. Some fieldwork and travel may be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required. Interaction with consumer advocates may require diplomatic skills.

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 two (2) or more years of experience at a professional level in the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

Special Requirements

Candidates without a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling will be expected to demonstrate successful completion of the following graduate level coursework:
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.

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
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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.