at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States
Rehabilitation Counselor II – Portland (multiple vacancies)Portland , Maine , United States | Employment Services | Full-time Apply by: June 30, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply
Department of Labor – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Opening Date: June 15, 2022Closing Date: June 30, 2022
Job Class Code: 3082
Grade: 22 (Professional/Technical)
Current Salary:$41,537 – $55,744(there will be a 4% general salary increase effective July 3rd)
Location: Portland, ME
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These positions are located in the Portland (Jetport) CareerCenter and provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities. These positions conduct extensive work with partners including individuals with disabilities, families, employers, schools, workforce system, and community providers. Some positions have a focus on assisting transition-age youth to prepare for employment and other positions will support adults to enter, reenter or advance in meaningful employment.
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.
+ Establishing a counseling relationship and partnership with consumers.
+ Contacting business and industry groups, advocating for clients, and offering incentives.
+ Assistance to place clients in jobs.
+ Building partnerships within the workforce development system.
+ Evaluating and interpreting medical and psychological information, then assessing client needs.
+ 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.
Given the nature of the job responsibilities, after a conditional offer of employment is made, certain positions may be subject to fingerprinting as part of the background process.
Questions about this position should be directed to Libby Stone-Sterling at Libby.Stone-Sterling@Maine.gov.
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 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 ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 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 13.16% 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 (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .
+ 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 (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .
Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.