Rehabilitation Assistant - Portland - Limited Period Position

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Rehabilitation Assistant – Portland – Limited Period Position

Portland , Maine , United States | Employment Services | Full-time Apply by: March 6, 2024 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Division of Vocational RehabilitationJob Class Code:3087

Grade: 14 (Professional/Technical)

Salary: $34,403 – $44,033Location: Portland, MEOpening Date: February 21, 2024Closing Date: March 6, 2024

Are you interested in making a difference in someone’s life? Would you like to enter a rewarding career field with advancement possibilities? If so, you may be a great candidate for a Rehabilitation Assistant position in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation seeks a candidate for a full-time Rehabilitation Assistant to be based at the Portland CareerCenter. The individuals hired for these positions will work with a team of Vocational Rehabilitation professionals to assist individuals with a wide variety of disabilities to reach their employment goals. These new time-limited positions will conduct outreach to community organizations to share information about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and will also directly assist jobseekers to access our services. A particular focus of these positions will be on reaching individuals from marginalized and underserved communities. Given the nature of job responsibilities, certain positions may be subject to fingerprinting as part of the background process, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Primary responsibilities include:

- Support individuals with disabilities to access Vocational Rehabilitation programs and services

- Provide outreach to individuals and organizations from marginalized communities

- Communicate with eligible clients who have been on a waitlist for services to determine their current needs

- Support the work of Vocational Rehabilitation through clerical and administrative tasks including data collection, data input, and report development.

- Represent the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at community events including job and resource fairs

Skills or knowledge required:

- Knowledge of the methods and techniques of various means of communication.

- Knowledge of persons with disabilities.

- Knowledge of teaching and counseling methods and techniques.

- Knowledge of interviewing and intake methods and techniques.

- Knowledge of life skills and work methods.

- Ability to maintain confidentiality.

- Ability to write and record the results of medical, audiological, vocational, and psychological tests.

- Ability to use state of the art office equipment.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

- Ability to conduct work interviews.

- Ability to prepare resumes.

- Ability to provide job coaching.

- Ability to promote positive work attitudes.

- Ability to identify the need for job accommodations.

- Ability to communicate well with diverse populations

Minimum qualifications:

Two (2) years of experience, education, or training in working with individuals with disabilities

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Libby Stone-Sterling at

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period. Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact our office at 207-623-6700. Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018. Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included. Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel

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Job Posting: JC255690768

Posted On: Feb 23, 2024

Updated On: Mar 09, 2024

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