Are you looking to take the next step in your career?
If so, the Department of Aging and Disability Services is hiring!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is seeking current ADS employees to fill vacancies on our team as Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisors. This position will work with and help lead our Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) in our Western and Northern Regions. Find out more information on this great opportunity below!
- Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
- Work Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
- Work Shift: First shift
- Work Location: We are hiring individuals for both our Western and Northern Region Offices.
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
- The position in the Western Region will be responsible for regionwide supervision of Adult Service Counselors and will require regularly scheduled time onsite in both the Waterbury and Bridgeport offices.
- The position in the Northern Region will be responsible for supervising counselors within a Youth Services Unit, which is made up of staff from all three (3) regions.
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITIES:
The Mission of the Department of Aging and Disability Services is to maximize opportunities for the independence and well-being of people with disabilities and older adults in Connecticut. Our programs, policies and practices are designed to:
- Deliver aging and disability services responsive to the needs of Connecticut citizens
- Provide leadership on aging and disability issues statewide
- Provide and coordinate aging and disability programs and services in the areas of employment, education, independent living, accessibility and advocacy
- Advocate for the rights of Connecticut residents with disabilities and older adults
- Serve as a resource on aging and disability issues at the state level
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is Connecticut's vocational rehabilitation program. We help individuals with disability to prepare for, enter and maintain employment through a wide range of services that best fit your need and will lead to your success.
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
- For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
- Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Aging and Disability 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 Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Specialist.
- Experience with the implementation of (WIOA) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, with particular emphasis on Title IV, Vocational Rehabilitation, including involvement with the local workforce system.
- Experience serving Transition-aged population and providing Pre-Employment Transition services.
- Experience mentoring new staff or supervising interns.
- Experience applying organizational and time-management skills.
- Experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience communicating with diverse populations and establishing community partnerships.
- Experience with System 7, Outlook, and virtual platforms.
- Experience with regional and statewide priority work groups, initiatives, and projects.
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.