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Rehabilitation Counselor II - Bangor (September 2021)

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

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Rehabilitation Counselor II – Bangor (September 2021)

Bangor , Maine , United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 23, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

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

Opening Date: September 10, 2021

Closing Date: September 23, 2021

Job Class Code: 3082

Grade: 22 (Professional/Technical)

Salary: $40,726 – $54,641

Location: Bangor

This position is located in the Bangor CareerCenter and provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities. One of the primary focuses of this position is to assist individuals with disabilities who have involvement with the corrections system..

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

Qualifications:

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, 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:

Libby Stone-Sterling at libby.stone-sterling@maine.gov

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 visithttps://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities

Benefits:

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 (at least $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 (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/benefits/som-health-plan/premium-rates) .

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: JC192213830

Posted On: Sep 12, 2021

Updated On: Sep 26, 2021