Rehabilitation Counselor II - Machias

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

Job Description

Rehabilitation Counselor II – Machias

Machias , Maine , United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 4, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor – Bureau of Rehabilitation Services – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Opening Date: July 20, 2021

Closing Date: August 4, 2021

Job Class Code: 3082

Grade: 20

Salary: $40,726 – $54,641

Location: Machias, ME

The Maine Department of Labor is looking for a Rehabilitation Counselor II. This position is located in the Machias CareerCenter and provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities. The focus of this position is on targeted job development and job placement for clients served by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The position includes regular outreach to employers to develop employment opportunities for individuals in alignment with their employment goals, strengths and needs.

Given the nature of the job responsibilities, certain positions may be subject to fingerprinting as part of the background process once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

This position requires:

+ strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

+ flexibility and problem-solving skills

+ knowledge of the local labor market

+ ability to work well as a member of a team

+ excellent prioritization, organization and time management skills

+ detail oriented documentation

+ frequent local and occasional statewide travel

Duties include:

+ Establishing a counseling relationship and partnership with consumers.

+ Contacting business and industry groups, advocating for clients, and offering incentives and

+ assistance to place clients in jobs.

+ Building partnerships within the workforce development system

+ Evaluating and interpreting medical and psychological information, then assessing client needs and

+ available resources to develop and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation plan leading to employment.

+ Maintaining accurate documentation using AWARE computer-based client data system.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of

+ Working with persons with disabilities – youth and adult

+ rehabilitation services

+ disabilities and how they impact vocational adjustment

+ the current, local labor market

+ strategies to develop working relationships with clients, community partners and businesses

+ strategies to effectively work remotely


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

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.

If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700.

Contact Information: For additional information regarding this opening, please contact Libby Stone-Sterling at or 207-623-7943

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


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

+ 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions

+ 17.96% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions

+ 18.55% of pay to retirement for State Police

+ 19.63% of pay to retirement for Fire Marshals

+ 25.01% of pay to retirement for Fire Investigators

+ 19.63% of pay to retirement for Capitol Security Officers

+ 14.53% of pay to retirement for Firefighters

+ 14.53% of pay to retirement for Emergency Communications Specialists

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). 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.

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Job Posting: JC188353337

Posted On: Jul 22, 2021

Updated On: Aug 07, 2021