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Entry Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
• Introduces clients to the vocational rehabilitation program including program eligibility criteria and client’s right and responsibilities
• Reviews client’s medical and/or psychological information to identify employment needs and goals as well as available services and resources
• Provides vocational counseling, career exploration, and labor market exploration to determine suitable employment goals
• Meets with clients on a one-on-one basis to problem solve and establish or modify an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
• Provides case management and maintains regular contact with clients, service providers, and collaborative programs, and assess services and IPE progress
• Manages fiscal resources including authorizing, reviewing, and payment of services
Intermediate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
• Same duties as listed above and the following duties:
• Provides case management to clients with complex needs and goals
• Serves as program liaison for specialized groups
• Provides guidance to Entry Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
• Same duties listed above and the following duties:
• May serve as back up to the Rehabilitation Supervisor
• Provides case management to clients with high complexity level


Phone: 602-679-5360

Cert: Any Certification

• Entry Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Bachelor's degree in a field of study reasonably related to rehabilitation counseling or another field that reasonably prepares individuals to work with individuals with disabilities and employers and two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

• Intermediate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Master's degree in a field of study closely related to rehabilitation counseling and one year of experience working with individuals with disabilities (Closely related fields are defined by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.)

• Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Meets Intermediate credential requirements plus has a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification
Annual salary is commensurate with education and qualifications, ranging from $48,510.17 to $55,440.52

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that a?ords employees ?exibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in o?ces, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.