The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) In-Training position is in pay schedule & range 12-64, ($16.074 - $27.867 per hour). The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) position is in pay schedule & range 12-63, ($19.190 - $35.436 per hour). Pay upon transfer, demotion, or reinstatement is based on the compensation rules applicable to the transaction. A 12-month probationary period is required for these positions.
The minimum requirement for these positions is the possession of a Masters degree in Professional Counseling or an approved equivalent area. The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor-In Training position requires applicant to obtain a Professional Counselor Training license from the Dept. of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) PRIOR to starting employment. The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position requires possession of a current Wisconsin Professional Counselor license from the DSPS.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Training
Do you enjoy working with people with disabilities and assisting them in reaching their employment goals?
Do you have a Masterís Degree in counseling or a Professional Counselorís license in WI? Or, are you within four months of receiving your Masterís degree in Counseling? Do you need to gain your supervised counseling hours, and would you like to earn a livable wage while doing so?
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation uses a team approach to providing counseling and vocational support to persons with disabilities. Positions are located throughout the state at Wisconsin Job Centers. Here's a chance to use your counseling skills, gain supervised counseling hours if you need them, and help improve the lives of many of Wisconsin's citizens. Click here for more information about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Job Duties:Counsel persons with disabilities and their families to identify and resolve problems; plan individualized vocational rehabilitation programs and provide support and direction during the rehabilitation process; arrange for medical and psychological evaluation and vocational testing and/or work evaluation; place clients in jobs; attend meetings, seminars and training sessions.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor-In-Training Position
To be eligible: the applicant MUST have a Master's or Doctoral degree in Professional Counseling or approved related field; AND the ability to obtain a Professional Counselor Training License (per s. 457, Wis. Stats.) upon appointment. The incumbent must obtain a Professional Counselor License within four years from the effective date of appointment.
Applicants within four months of graduation are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge of physical and mental impairments and their effects on vocational and social adjustment
Ability to work with psychological tests and other evaluative techniques
Knowledge of target populations
Ability to apply techniques and principles of diagnostic interviewing
Knowledge of counseling and placement of persons with vocational/occupational handicapping conditions
Knowledge of Federal, State and community programs providing services to persons with disabilities
Oral and written communication skills
Positions which counsel persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may require fluency in American Sign Language. Other positions may require fluency in Spanish/English or Hmong/English.
Apply online: You will need to create an account in Wiscjobs to apply online, if you donít already have one. Please combine your letter of interest and resume as one document and upload that as the resume. Complete the exam. Remember to ďSave and FinalizeĒ once you have completed the exam. Materials will be reviewed and the names of those persons meeting the requirements will be placed on the hiring list.
Questions regarding the examination can be directed to Tammy Haack at (608) 266-7757 or TSHJobs@dwd.wisconsin.gov. If you encounter technical issues or need assistance using the system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-267-1012.
DWD is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons with disabilities and persons from racial or ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.