Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee - BVRS Erie

Commonwealth of PA Bureau of State Employment - Erie, PA3.8

Full-time
THE POSITION
Are you a compassionate individual who takes satisfaction in bettering the lives of others? If so, consider a career as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

Full-time employment
Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainees receive formal and on-the-job training designed to develop technical skills necessary to serve customers with a wide range of physical, mental, visual, hearing, and/or sensory disabilities. Counselor Trainees identify barriers to employment; evaluate strengths, interests, abilities, and aptitudes; and develop and implement a plan of medical, social, vocational, community, and family services to aid in obtaining suitable employment. Upon successful completion of the training program, trainees will be promoted to the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor job with an increase in salary.

Enjoy a career that affords the opportunity to help members of your community find their place in the workforce! Apply today!

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:
Must meet PA residency requirement
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, clinical mental health counseling, community counseling, career counseling, psychology, disability and human development, special education, or rehabilitative science, which includes three graduate credits in theories and techniques of counseling.
Must be able to perform essential job functions

Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports .
  • You must pass a background investigation
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Score valid for this specific posting only
Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions

Provide complete and accurate information or:
score may be lower than deserved
application processing may be delayed
disqualification may result
Based on your answers to the application supplemental questions regarding education, you may be instructed to attach a copy of your college transcripts to your application.
May only test once under this announcement
Email notice of test results provided

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/