Voc Rehab Counselor


Voc Rehab Counselor

Position Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Department: Vocational Rehab

Contract Term: Grant Funded

Funding Source: American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Project

Accountable to: Vocational Rehabilitation Director

Open:  April 11th,  2017
Closed:  Open until filled
Salary:  $30,958 – $33,612
Summary of Position: This position will provide assistance to Voc Rehab clients, providing professional guidance, counseling and placement services. Will meet individually with clients, conducting interviews, to determine eligibility in the program and accommodations needed to succeed. The end goal is to help disabled clients who want to work find suitable employment.

Nature of Work: This position requires a high level of competency in communication, both oral and written; an excellent track record of team work; organizational skills, ability to write thorough reports.

Personal Contacts: This position will require regular contact with clients, supervisor, co-workers and agencies.

Supervision Received: This position will be supervised by the Voc Rehab Director.

Essential Functions: Interview skills, reading and some interpretation of reports, assessment and evaluations, writing, knowledge of referral sources, and case management ability.

Human Contact Skills:

  • Requires frequent/daily contact with the public that will require skilled application of appropriate oral communication and human relation techniques.
  • Participates in recruitment and outreach activities.
  • Possess strong networking and communication abilities for working with students, college staff/faculty and community partners.
  • Deals tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Attend all scheduled college functions and meetings as required.
  • Serve on college committees as appointed.


  • Completes intake interviews which include assessment of disability, background, history of disability and work skills.
  • Create plant of employment for eligible clients.
  • Complete paperwork for eligible expenses for clients.
  • Maintains confidential records/files for project participants.
  • Arranges and interprets assessment of function and diagnostics, provides professional vocational rehabilitation counseling and placement services to voc rehab clients.
  • Assists physical and mentally handicapped persons to become vocationally competent.
  • Participates in the total rehabilitation of individuals either in a specific caseload including all disabilities of persons who are eligible under State and Federal laws and regulations.
  • Develops and maintains an active case-finding program through contracts with agencies, hospitals, physicians, rehabilitation centers, schools and other agencies. Gathers and maintains documents that support disability.
  • Interviews applicants for determination of eligible for service, the extent and nature of the handicap, and their need for and the feasibility of their undertaking rehab services; may participate as a member of a treatment team.
  • Assists clients in securing employment commensurate with their interests and abilities, follows up to ascertain the permanency of employment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Work does not require handling money or budgetary responsibilities.


Job Environment and Hazards

  • Duties will occasionally require exposure to travel.

Physical Demands:

  • Position will occasionally require long periods of sitting and working on the computer and other office paperwork.
  • Infrequently lifting and carrying up to 20lbs.

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to be organized; reliable; logical and rational under pressure; highly accurate in maintenance of records; meet and assist the public; maintain high level of confidentiality; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; establish effective working relationships. Able to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven work environment.
  • Fosters mutually beneficial relationships with outside agencies, partner programs, and training institutions.
  • Observes work hours and demonstrates punctuality.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or Addition Studies required.
  • Two years’ experience working with clientele is preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of the program.
  • Experience working in job(s) that require interaction with people is required.
  • Must be team oriented, yet possess the ability to work independently.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.

How to apply:

Submit a letter of application, resume AND online application (available below); copy of college transcripts (must indicate highest degree earned); and three (3) current letters of reference. Work experience must be reasonably documented. Applicants claiming Indian Preference (CDIB) and/or Veterans Preference (DD214) must provide documentation.

Employment Application (1.41 MB PDF)


Holly Cahill, Human Resource Director

Telephone: (701)477.7939

Email: hcahill@tm.edu

*Turtle Mountain Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is the general policy of the college to give preference to qualified American Indian applicants as allowed by the Indian preference provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Persons who are at least ¼ degree and wish to claim Indian preference must submit a copy of their tribal Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Agency enrolled.