State of Utah
If you enjoy providing counseling and guidance while assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain employment and independence, this is the job for you! The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II to join our Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) team in the Southern Utah District located in Cedar City. This will allow you to practice the latest techniques in rehabilitation counseling while developing strong partnerships with other agencies and programs to help clients enter or reenter the labor market.
The Rehabilitation Counselor II performs the following tasks:
This position may be under filled as a Rehabilitation Counselor I or a Rehabilitation Trainee.
Rehabilitation Trainee – BS Degree – No work related experience – $20.42
Rehabilitation Counselor I – BS Degree + 1 year work related experience – $22.45
Rehabilitation Counselor II – Masters in VRC or related field + 1 year work related experience – $24.66
A 5% salary increase will be provided to individuals who are Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)
The Ideal Applicant:
The model applicant for this position is someone who:
Has a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field of study. Related degrees are those accepted under category 3 as defined by the CRCC website. https://crccertification.com/get-certified/
Possesses the ability and willingness to be eligible to hold a state of Utah Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor license within 5 years. To obtain this license you must complete 4,000 hours of disability related work experience as well as sit for and obtain a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification (CRC).
Has a 3.0 GPA or higher as an undergraduate in a related field of study.
Preference points may be given for the following:
A Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC) or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Current state of Utah employees.
One or more years of professional experience in counseling.
If under-filled, candidates who are currently enrolled in an RSA approved MRC program.
Willingness to travel.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping individuals with disabilities you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance.
The mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah’s communities by connecting the workforce to new opportunities and providing services to individuals and families in need. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.