VR Job Coach – Temporary

at State of Vermont
Published May 31, 2023
Location Brattleboro, VT
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


OverviewThe Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Job Coach will provide time limited on-site support for State/VR consumers in education and or training settings. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to start their career in human services! You'll gain exposure to the full scope of work that VocRehab does and will become familiar with local employers, as you will accompany VR consumers to their workplaces. At VocRehab, our mission is to help Vermonters with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain meaningful employment and to help employers recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities. We pledge to treat all consumers and employers with respect, to listen to customer needs and provide timely, high quality services, and to provide a trusted ongoing resource to employers and consumers.The VR Job Coach will assist VR counselors in preparing consumers to apply for competitive employment as directed by the VR counselor. More specifically, this may include:•Direct, one to one, support at job specific trainings,•Tutoring or coaching at workshops or classes•Providing hands on job training and job coaching in a work place in order to help the consumer become fully independent.•After the VR consumer has become stable on the job, providing periodic check-ins to ensure the consumer is sustaining the required level of performance for an agreed amount of time.The work schedule of the VR Job Coach will vary based on the number of consumers served and their specific training needs. This is a long-term temporary/part-time position, which will be schedules for up to 24 hours of work per week. Availability to work occasional night/weekend hours may be required. Local travel is required.Who May ApplyThis position, VR Job Coach - Temporary (Job Requisition #27421), is open to all State employees and external applicants.This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.If you would like more information about this position, please contact Nancy Dwyer, [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.AHS Affirmative RecruitmentThe Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent and six (6) months or more of work or volunteer experience in human services, customer service, or a related field requiring considerable personal interactions. Preferred QualificationsExperience working with individuals with disabilities.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State's employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.