Colorado State Rehabilitation Counselor I - Northglenn - Residency Waiver in Northglenn, Colorado

Department Information

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement, and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment State Job Seeker Information: Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration

Description of Job

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

The primary focus of a Rehabilitation Counselor I is to assist persons with disabilities to achieve and maintain successful employment outcomes through the application of the rehabilitation process. Effective implementation of the rehabilitation process includes the following activities:

  • Meeting with individuals who are referred for services and establishing a positive relationship with a continuous emphasis on eventual employment success
  • Ensuring that persons with disabilities possess a thorough understanding of their rights and responsibilities throughout the rehabilitation process
  • Gathering and analyzing medical, psychological, social, educational and vocational information from a variety of sources to determine an individual's disability, associated functional limitations, and resulting vocational impediments
  • Making a determination about whether an individual meets state and federal eligibility criteria based on analysis of gathered information
  • Using the principles of informed choice to assist eligible individuals to evaluate their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, and capabilities for the purpose of jointly establishing an effective Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
  • Providing personal adjustment and vocational counseling and arranging for the provision of other goods and services as stipulated within the IPE that lead to a successful employment outcome
  • Applying the principles of necessary, appropriate and least possible cost to the purchasing and procurement of goods and services per the IPE
  • Maintaining regular, meaningful contact with eligible individuals for the purpose of monitoring progress toward attaining goals and resolving barriers that arise
  • Developing relationships with employers and conducting job placement activities to assist eligible job-ready individuals to successfully obtain employment
  • Thoroughly documenting all activities and decisions in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

It is expected that rehabilitation counselors participate in training activities to maintain and update knowledge of areas such as federal and state policies and procedures, the Americans with Disabilities Act, assistive technology, medical aspects of disabilities, and other job related topics.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a program fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) OR Possession of a current Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification credential (CRCC) OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, Behavioral Science, Disability Studies or closely related human services field AND two (2) years of experience working directly with individuals who have disabilities providing services appropriate to the work assignment.

Part-time work will be pro-rated.

Substitutions None

Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate in this position must be willing and available to submit to the following conditions:

  • Must be willing to submit to and able to successfully pass a criminal background.
  • Must be able to travel routinely to meet with clients and to attend meetings. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working for a state vocational rehabilitation agency as a rehabilitation counselor.

  • Professional experience working to assist people with disabilities to achieve successful employment outcomes.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

A Human Resources Specialist will only review the Education and Work Experience sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOTbe accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado application form, but may be attached.

Applicants must meet all of the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. The resume WILL NOT be looked at for the minimum qualification review.

Exam Plan: Your employment application materials will be used to rate your training and experience and to determine your rank among the candidates for this position. It is, therefore, very important to fill out the application completely and to give a detailed description of your education and work experience. Your application and/or attachments should address the described duties, minimum qualifications, substitutions, and preferred qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses the requirements as listed in the Minimum Qualifications section and that all required documents are included in the application packet (e.g. application, transcripts, licensure, supplemental questionnaire, etc.). Failure to include the required information by the application deadline may result in your rejection from consideration of the position.

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: KAA 2866 RCI Northglenn

Closing: 12/7/2016 5:00 PM Mountain

Agency: State of Colorado

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Salary: $4,028.00 - $5,896.00 Monthly

Location: Northglenn, CO

Department: Department of Labor and Employment