Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

State Of Vermont
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Location: Windsor County,
About the Job

HireAbility is looking for an experienced human service professional with an ability to support high school students and young adults with psychological, physical or cognitve disabilities.

The VR counselor would assist individuals in preparing for employment through surveying their interests and skills and facilitate career exploratory activities and work experiences. During transition from high school to young adulthood, the VR Counselor would help individuals to identify post-secondary employment, training and educational options and assist them to engage in these activities.

This position involves a close working relationship with local high schools, and multiple community partners. Experience in counseling or background in employment services is beneficial. Previous work with adolescents is extremely helpful. Job duties include assessment, guidance, and counseling, assisting in finding employment and work experiences, case management, documentation, and collaboration with many community providers. Good computer skills are required and proficiency in MS Office as well as various video platforms (MS Teams, Zoom, Facetime, etc.). Frequent travel will be expected.

This position is being recruited at 3 levels: VR Counselor I & II and VR Associate. Applicants must apply for each of the levels for which they qualify and wish to be considered. This is an opportunity to join a highly innovative team of professionals with the mission of helping Vermonters with disabilities to go to work and advance in their careers.

For more information and questions about this position, please contact Nancy Dwyer, Regional Manager at 802-798-9454 or Aisha Pandelaki, Senior Counselor at 802-798-9030. For more information about our organization, visit https://www.hireabilityvt.com



Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Overall vision: All staff and participants have a sense of belonging & feel welcomed here at HireAbility. Our diverse staff reflect the communities that we serve. Our strong connections with multicultural communities and community partners ensures engagement, successful outcomes, and career pathway opportunities for participants from diverse backgrounds.

Wage or Salary
VR Associate Counselor $24.04/hr VR Counselor I $25.43/hr & VR Counselor II $26.95