Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Client/Patient)

Recruitment #200124-9147SH-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.           

DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), Administrative & Support Services Division seeks qualified individuals for one (1) Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Client/Patient) position, CV 86784. This position is full-time, forty (40) hours per week.  This position is located at Valley View Café.  The work schedule is First Shift, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.  

Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or


In a state facility or institution, this class is accountable for providing vocational rehabilitation counseling services to a caseload of clients and/or patients.


Evaluates patients for vocational rehabilitation services; establishes community contacts; facilitates vocational training and retraining; works with treatment teams to assist individual patients in achieving social, emotional and vocational stability; maintains case records and other pertinent material; prepares state and federal reports concerning rehabilitation services rendered; administers and interprets psychological tests pertaining to vocational abilities; refers clients to in-hospital rehabilitation modalities such as pre-vocational evaluation, industrial and recreational work shops; follows up on placements made in institution or community; carries an on-going case load; may administer Employees Assistance Program; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of principles and techniques of rehabilitation counseling, interviewing, psychological and occupational testing; knowledge of symptoms of alcoholism and rehabilitative remedies or treatments; knowledge of community resources; knowledge of occupations and labor market in assigned area; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate significant case information pertinent to rehabilitation of an individual; ability to write complete and concise case reports; some supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of technical or professional experience in rehabilitation counseling or related counseling fields which involve dealing with emotional problems of individuals or vocational adjustment.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, vocational or educational guidance or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.