Position: Counselor

Department:             Northern Arapaho Vocational Rehabilitation  

Salary:                        DOE

Opening:                    April 29, 2021            Closing:          Until Filled  


Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide services to individuals with disabilities to meet the goal of becoming employed. The goal of the counselor is to provide guidance, inspire, promote independent living, and motivate consumers to overcome barriers to becoming successful.

Essential Functions:

  • Vocational Counseling & Guidance: Assessing the needs consumer and identify barriers, strengths, and areas of improvement. Also, assessing if there are outside agencies need to collaborate with to provide services for the student.
  • Networking: Working with community organizations, employers, and local agencies that are essential in building a successful plan for each student.
  • Tracking: Continually followingthe consumers as they enter into the workforce. Ensuring that the consumer has successfully overcome any barriers or obstacles, and is now ready for the workforce.
  • Work Experience: Working with local employers to ensure the opportunity for work experience is available.
  • Budgeting: creating a budget to ensure each consumer can have can have the opportunity to participate in the work experience based in the availability of funding.
  • Life skills: Creating opportunities for consumers to participate in life skills activities such as, shopping based on a budget, mock interviews, work place etiquette, building resumes, and applying for jobs.
  • Expenditures: Counselor will authorize the use of VR funds based on the needs if the consumers, and the overall goal of the IPE. The expenditures will be processed through the workflow module with correspondence to the TVR software to ensure compliance.
  • Case Management: Counselor will maintain a hard file and electronic file through the TVR for each consumer on their caseload. The counselor will utilize the TVR software to create an IPE, case note, track financial obligation, and document the services delivered for each consumer.
  • Date Collection: The counselor will participate in collecting data to ensure we are meeting the VR needs of the community.


  • Of confidentiality policies
  • Of industrial, commercial and professional occupations suitable for disabled persons.
  • Of available training facilities and employment opportunities for a variety of occupations.
  • Of the psychological and social issues of the disabled
  • Of client data collection
  • Of federal laws and regulations pertaining to area of specification
  • Of Vocational Rehabilitation programs and procedures
  • Of services offered by various community organizations
  •  Provides services for consumers seeking employment
  • Teaches classes regarding building resumes, mock interviews, and job readiness
  • Works with employers regarding transition services.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Education: Associates Degree (Typically in the field of human services, social work, education, sociology, or psychology)
  • Experience: 0-2 yes of progressive work experience (Typically in the fields of human services, social work, education, sociology, psychology)
  • Education & Experience Substitution: 3-5 years of progressive work experience (Typically in the field of human services, social work, education, sociology, or psychology).

How to Apply:

Complete Northern Arapaho Tribal Application form and submit to the N.A.T Human Resources: P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, WY 82514 or submit in person to Human Resources located at the Tribal Complex Building, 533 Ethete Rd. Ethete, WY Applications can also be completed on our website at www.northernarapaho.com click on Online Job Application. For more information call 307-332-2499 or Fax to 307-335-3596

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