Rehabilitation Counselor I - Portland

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

Job Description

Rehabilitation Counselor I – Portland

Portland , Maine , United States | Professional & Technical | Full-time Apply by: Feb. 15, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Opening Date: February 1, 2023

Closing Date: February 15, 2023

Job Class Code: 3081

Grade: 19 (Professional/Technical)

Salary:$37,793 – $50,356

Location: Portland, ME

+ Do you enjoy working with a team?

+ Do you find facilitating workshops or groups rewarding?

+ Do you like to work on a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment?

The Rehabilitation Counselor I may be a good career match for you!

The Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation believes our employees should reflect the diversity of the people we serve. This includes, but is not limited to, race, culture, ethnicity and ability. We welcome and encourage all applicants interested in this position and who meet the minimum qualifications to apply today!

The Portland Vocational Rehabilitation office seeks candidates for a full-time Rehabilitation Counselor I (RCI). The person hired for this position will work in the Vocational Rehabilitation office located at the Greater Portland Career Center at 151 Jetport Blvd, Portland, Maine and work with clients with cognitive, mental health and physical disabilities.

Hear from a MDOL Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor about her work with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services. (

Primary responsibilities include:

+ Providing Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation for new clients

+ Conducting client outreach

+ Assisting with intake appointments to gather information to support eligibility determination

+ Securing signed releases and client records

+ Assisting with follow-up requests to medical providers

+ Gathering and entering documentation into an information management system

+ Providing clerical support for caseloads

+ Facilitating workshops and trainings for clients

+ Working with teams and individuals via Zoom and in-person

+ Developing relationships with schools and providing workshops to youth

+ Supporting summer employment opportunities for youth

Skills or knowledge required:

+ Some knowledge of disabilities

+ Awareness of rehabilitative services and programs

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

+ Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English

+ Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

+ Experience using technology

+ Flexibility and problem-solving skills

+ Excellent prioritization, organization, and time management skills

Minimum qualifications:

A four (4) year combination of training, experience, and/or education in vocational rehabilitation program development and implementation.

Additional details:

May be subject to finerprinting.

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 13.16% 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 ( .

+ 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 ( .

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.

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Job Posting: JC233541725

Posted On: Feb 03, 2023

Updated On: Feb 18, 2023

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