Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - In Training
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Multiple Locations Statewide
Job Announcement Code: 11-01667
Ongoing. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. As vacancies become available, we will use the list of eligible candidate from this recruitment.
Starting pay is $38,483 per year, plus benefits. This position is in schedule 12 range 06.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation uses a Team approach to providing counseling and vocational supports 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 and help improve the lives of many of Wisconsin's citizens. Visit the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation website for more information.
Entry level Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are responsible for counseling persons with disabilities and their families to identify and resolve problems. They 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, and attend meetings, seminars and training sessions.
A complete position description has been provided for your review.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Successful Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors have knowledge of the following: physical and mental impairments and their effects on vocational and social adjustment; psychological tests and other evaluative techniques; knowledge of target population; techniques and principles of diagnostic interviewing; counseling and placement of persons with vocational/occupational handicapping conditions; Federal, State and community programs providing services to persons with disabilities; oral and written communication skills.
Ability to obtain a Professional Counselor Training license per s.457, Wis. Stats. This requires matriculation of a graduate-level degree (masters or doctorate) in Professional Counseling or related field which meets specific curriculum requirements. Read more information regarding Professional Counselor license requirements.
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. Travel is required for all positions.
Permanent positions are in pay schedule and range 12-06. A 12-month probationary period is required. The names of eligible candidates may also be referred for consideration for Project or limited term Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions. Those in project positions may not be eligible for all benefits available to a person in a permanent position. Those in limited term positions are not eligible for benefits.
Positions are located in DVR offices throughout the state of Wisconsin. Applicants indicate on their Application Form which areas they are interested in working in.
Note: Due to the nature of these positions, a Criminal Background Check will be conducted prior to making an offer of employment.
How to Apply
Apply with the Application for State Employment form (OSER-MRS-38), a letter of interest and current resume.
The letter must include a statement that the applicant possesses a Master's degree (or that the applicant is within four (4) months of completing degree requirements) that will qualify them to receive a Wisconsin Professional Counselor Training license. If you are proficient in American Sign Language, Spanish, Hmong or any other language please include that information in your cover letter. Note: Offers of employment will only be made to those applicants who possess an appropriate degree. Presentation of a Professional Counselor Training license from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services on the first day of employment is required.
DWD Human Resource Services; Attention: Toya Pedracine; P.O. Box 7946; Madison, WI 53707-7946
Application materials may also be faxed to 608-261-0707.
On-line using Wisc.Jobs
Go to Wisc.jobs and search for Job Announcement code 11-01667. After clicking on the job title, click on the Log in to Apply button and follow the instructions. You may combine your resume and letter of interest into one document and upload it as your resume.
Applications will be reviewed for eligibility as they are received. Eligible applicants will referred to the next step in the selection process for vacancies in the areas for which an interest has been indicated. Eligible applicants will remain on register for twelve months.
Questions can be directed to Toya Pedracine at 608-266-3321, or email TLPJobs@dwd.wisconsin.gov.