Established, reputable firm in beautiful Central Oregon seeking bilingual rehabilitation professionals to service Oregon caseloads in the private sector Workers' Compensation system. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a graduate degree from an accredited rehabilitation counseling program (or a combination of other education and relevant work experience, as outlined in OAR 436-120-0810(3), that qualifies a candidate for certification in Oregon.
Rehabilitation Counselors at Cooley Associates work with Oregon workers' compensation claimants and providers, performing a wide variety of tasks, including, but not limited to counseling, eligibility evaluation, vocational assessment, job development, training plan development, job analysis, labor market analysis/survey, residual employability assessment, etc. Counselors also function as consultants, making recommendations for, and implementing various "optional" services by which injured workers/claimants may benefit vocationally. Counselors advise on matters pertaining to Oregon Administrative Rules and communicate with claimants, attorneys, employers, and insurers.
Some travel within the State is required and varies month to month (10 – 30%) and depends on caseload distribution. Reliable transportation is essential, and travel is reimbursed at the federal mileage rate.
The employer is willing to provide training for the right applicant(s), but all applicants must be certified as a provider in Oregon, or be able/eligible to become certified in accordance with OAR 436-120-0810(3). Strong Spanish language skills are required. Compensation to be determined and will be based on experience and qualifications.
This is a fantastic opportunity for qualified candidates to work in one of the most desirable parts of the country. Central Oregon offers the very best outdoor recreation has to offer, year round! There are over 270 miles of mountain bike trails in the Bend area alone, and Mount Bachelor Ski Area is only 22 miles from town. World class rock climbing and fly fishing are within 30 minutes of almost any location in Central Oregon, and the Cascade Lakes offer a myriad of recreational opportunities year-round. You will love it here.
Role: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Bilingual
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