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Job Developer/Counselor

Opening Date: November 10, 2021
Closing Date: December 3, 2021
Job Title: Job Developer/Counselor
Salary/Wage: $21.92/hr.
Tribal Level: 18
Location: Eugene, OR
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Limited Duration
Job Posting Number: 202187


The Vocational Rehabilitation Program Job Developer/Counselor is to help Siletz Tribal Members with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment.   The Incumbent has knowledge required to address medical, social, legal, and psychological aspects of disabilities affecting the participant’s successful completion of the rehabilitation process. Incumbent will work with individuals to provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive rehabilitation services to individuals who may have multiple disabilities. The incumbent will make individualized decisions regarding eligibility, development plans, and will be actively involved in the job development of and placement activities


Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as one that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of individuals with disabilities, and one year work experience providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) related service to individuals with disabilities or similar, –OR– an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: VR process including an understanding of policies and procedures. Experience in: Motivational counseling skills needed to collaboratively develop plans with participants that reflect their skills, abilities and interests, preferred. Working with individuals with diverse backgrounds. Case management: Must have experience working with the public and maintaining good working relations with coworkers and program participants. Ability to: Prioritize workload. Collaborate and coordinate a wide range of services within the tribe and throughout the service area. Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Other: Must have strong people skills. Must be able to travel within the 11 county service area and some out of state travel. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.


Provide vocational counseling and services to eligible Tribal Members with disabilities. Obtain, analyze, and evaluate pertinent medical, psychological, educational, vocational and other data needed to determine eligibility. Develop Individual Plan of Employment (IPE); provide services consistent with federal legislation in the Rehabilitation Act under the supervision of the Vocational Rehabilitation Director. Explains vocational rehabilitation program, including tax incentives to employers who hire individuals with disabilities, to participants, community partners, tribal programs, potential employers, and training sites. Ability to interpret medical documents, educational documents needed to identify appropriate services and develop to meet individual employment goal. Evaluates participant’s progress and amends IPE when necessary. Provides Training Placement Opportunities Trial Work assessments needed to determine work readiness and ability to perform desired employment goal. Provides job coaching, job carving and assistive technology when needed. Prepares reports requested by the VR Director.  Work in conjunction with the VR Director in managing caseloads. Provide advocacy for participants with regards to employment, educational, social services agencies, community partner services including medical professionals and mental health professionals. Advocate for and ensure appropriate ongoing benefits and services – post employment participants transitioning into successful employment.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.