If you enjoy providing counseling and guidance while assisting individuals with disabilities toobtain employment and independence,this is the job for you! The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled VocationalRehabilitation Counselor IIto join our Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) team in the Central Utah District located in Spanish Fork,UT. 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.Principal DutiesThe Rehabilitation Counselor II performs the following tasks:Provides counseling services to acombination of general caseload and transition youth,ages 14-24.Provides full performance level vocational counseling and guidance,training and selective job placement services to individuals with disabilities.Partners with the community and provides outreach to vendors to collaborate and coordinate agency activities and facilitate agency goals.Travels when neededto provide outreach to schools,parents,business partners,community partners and training meetings.Exercises a great deal of independent decision making.This position may be under filled as a Rehabilitation Counselor I or a Rehabilitation Trainee.Rehabilitation Trainee - BS Degree - No work related experience - $16.91Rehabilitation Counselor I - BS Degree + 1 year work related experience- $18.60Rehabilitation Counselor II - Masters in VRC or related field + 1 year work related experience - $20.47The Ideal ApplicantThe model applicant for this position is someone who:Has a Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field of study.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 Preference points maybe 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.Why You Should Join Our TeamThis 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 AgencyThe mission of Workforce Services is to strengthen Utah's communities by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. 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.