The State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, is seeking (within the agency) to fill a Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor position. This position will supervise Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors as needed in all offices within the Western Region. The office locations are Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury.
The successful candidate will have knowledge in using System 7 to obtain statistical data and run reports as well as case reviews. In addition, this positions is responsible for administrative supervision of a staff of rehabilitation counselors and/or may be responsible for administration of a local area service office. This position will require travel within the Western Region.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sabrina Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860)424-4985.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Rehabilitation Services, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services this class is accountable for the administrative supervision of rehabilitation counselors; may be responsible for the administration of a local or small district office.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns and oversees work of staff; supervises, guides, and advises counselors in all phases of rehabilitation case work; reviews reports and case records for uniformity in the application of policies and standards of services; conducts performance evaluations; coordinates all programs and services to provide maximum effective service to clients; identifies in-service training and staff development needs; prepares progress and statistical reports and submits to District Director or central office as required; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may plan, organize and direct all activities in a local office or small district office of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; may represent the bureau in community relations activities and speak before lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of vocational rehabilitation principles, methods, procedures and current developments; considerable knowledge of current social legislation including federal and state laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to the rehabilitation of persons with a disability; considerable knowledge of community organizations and other resources available to persons with a disability; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to conduct in-service training; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; considerable ability to organize time, set priorities and manage workload using an electronic system; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree from an accredited college with a major course of study in vocational rehabilitation, counseling, psychology, special education, or related behavioral or social sciences and five (5) years of experience in the vocational rehabilitation career series in a state/public vocational rehabilitation program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years must have been with Connecticut Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist.
- Ability to get along with coworkers, consumers, partners and the general public.
- Responsible for caseload management.
- Working knowledge of (WIOA) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act across Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Knowledge with System 7, specifically the ability to obtain statistical data and run reports and case reviews.
1. Incumbents in this class are required to maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license or Identification Card.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel with or without an accommodation.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.