Work Incentive Counselor
VA Commonwealth Univ - Virginia

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The Counselor II role provides career tracks for counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors and evaluators, chaplains, and clinical social workers who provide the full range of counseling and case management activities. Employees independently develop, implement, and maintain individualized treatment, vocational, employment, service, discharge, or rehabilitation plans for clients and serve as members of interdisciplinary teams. Chaplains and other specialized counselors provide services to address the spiritual needs of clients or provide health and genetics counseling and education to clients. The first career track is for employees who provide direct services to clients. The second career track is for employees who provide direct services to clients as well as function as lead workers or working supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications

Prior completion of SSA approved Work Incentive Counselor certification is required; Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work, rehabilitation, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred; A minimum of two years prior experience providing benefits counseling services to SSA beneficiaries, including individuals with a variety of support needs and persons from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, is required; Prior experience in developing Benefits Summary and Analyses and delivering this information to beneficiaries is required; Effective speaking and writing skills are required (submission of writing samples is required). Ability to serve non-English speaking beneficiaries is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements