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Rehabilitation Assistant - Vocational Outreach - Portland - Limited Period Position

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

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Rehabilitation Assistant – Vocational Outreach – Portland – Limited Period Position

Portland , Maine , United States | Employment Services | Full-time Apply by: July 1, 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: June 14, 2024Closing Date: July 1, 2024

(There will be a 3% across the board general salary increase effective June 30th, 2024.)

+ Do you want to help support underserved communities?

+ Do you enjoy developing partnerships?

+ Are you passionate about helping people with disabilities access resources?

Join the Portland Vocational Rehabilitation team and help-

+ Individuals with disabilities to access Vocational Rehabilitation programs and services

+ Develop collaboration with community organizations serving marginalized communities

+ Support current clients of Vocational Rehabilitation to determine current needs and address barriers to services

+ Document outreach and client communication through data collection, data input, and report development

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

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.

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 Samantha Fenderson atsamantha.j.fenderson@maine.gov

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 https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/application-process 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 Fit – 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 ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 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.

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

+ Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee’s pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) for MSEA, or 18.21% for Confidential employees.

State employees are eligible for anextensive and highly competitive benefits package (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs/compensation-benefits) , covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from theOffice of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.

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 good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Thinking about applying?

Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.

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Job Posting: JC261373844

Posted On: Jun 16, 2024

Updated On: Jul 04, 2024

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