Rehabilitation Counselor II (Bangor)

Bangor, Maine, United States | Vocational | Full-time

Apply by: Oct. 28, 2020
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Department of Labor - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Opening Date: October 14, 2020

Closing Date:  October 28, 2020 

Job Class Code: 3082
Grade: 22
Salary: $38,771 - $52,540 
Location: Bangor

Description:  

This Rehabilitation Counselor II position is based in Bangor and provides vocational rehabilitation services to adults with mental health, physical and intellectual disabilities. Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills are necessary.  Frequent local travel and occasional statewide travel is required.

Representative Tasks:

  • Provides vocational guidance and counseling to individuals with disabilities to assist them to reach their employment goals.
  • Consults with representatives of schools, public and private agencies and employers Counsel clients in the rehabilitation process, develops a supportive relationship, and elicits client feedback and participation to provide rehabilitation services to clients.
  • Evaluates and interprets client’s medical and physical information, interviews and determines initial and continuing eligibility for services, and assesses client needs and available resources to develop and implement a comprehensive and individualized plan for employment.
  • Develops and manages a budget plan to ensure effective delivery of client services.
  • Explains rights of fair hearings and appeals and negotiates solutions and agreements with clients to meet client needs, agency goals, and minimize appeals.
  • Works closely with support staff, Case Managers, Rehabilitation Counselors, Job Developers, and Job Coaches to promote employment and ensure needs of the individual clients are met based on Federal and State mandated guidelines, and timeframes

Qualifications: 

A bachelor's degree in a field related to vocational rehabilitation and 2 years of experience demonstrating knowledges and abilities in assisting individuals with disabilities, employers and other stakeholders with their employment and workforce needs.

Preference will be given to those applicants possessing either a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling or a CRC.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2020)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.