The Employment Counselor refers individuals to support services, provides career and related counseling services to individuals who are referred to the program. Building relationships with external partners; Vocational Rehabilitation Services, School Districts, and referrals through CBS/MSOCS Vocational Services through waiver funding. Providing supports to individuals attending CBS/MSOCS vocational programs who are challenged by cognitive, emotional, and physical barriers. The Employment Counselor will work under general supervision, assessing career goals, skills, natural abilities, developing individual support plans, self-assessments, and potential employment and community engagement opportunities. The Employment Counselor will perform other duties as assigned. Individuals attending CBS Vocational programs are challenged by various cognitive, emotional and physical disabilities.
3 years professional level experience in providing career guidance, vocational counseling, job placement or similar function such as social work or Human Service. (Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service, Social Work or Human Service will substitute for 1 years’ experience)
Computer and Math Skills
Knowledge of client assessment, case management and placement techniques
Effective Human Relation skills
Excellent communication skills
- Certified in Customized Employment
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact Reesa Wischnack at [email protected]
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID number to Zong Thao at [email protected] by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN [email protected] for assistance.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] Please indicate what assistance you need.