A class incumbent is responsible for the administration and management of vocational rehabilitation programs in a specific geographic area.
Nature and Scope
This is vocational rehabilitation work at the administrative/management level functioning with direction from an administrative superior. Incumbents in this class are responsible for planning, developing and implementing, interpreting and evaluating a broad area of the Vocational Rehabilitation programs for a specific district. A significant aspect of this work will involve administration and management of vocational rehabilitation service delivery, policy development, staff management, management of district budget and quality assurance and performance monitoring of facilities. In addition, the class incumbent will serve as a representative of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with community agencies, hospitals and legislature.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans and develops for approval and interprets service delivery policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Provide administrative and management direction to district staff to ensure quality vocational rehabilitation service, adherence to qualitative performance standards, availability of case service funds and current casework forms and related needs.
Interviews, recommends on hirings and assists in orientation and training of staff and recommends and implements strategies for recruitment of new staff.
Develops for approval and maintains Employee Performance Evaluation Standards and directs completions of employee performance reviews, employee recognition and disciplinary actions.
Assists in achieving cooperative working agreements with public and private organizations and monitors such agreements.
Participates in performance monitoring of rehabilitation facilities through quarterly reviews of service providers and extended employment reviews of sheltered employment.
Acts as liaison with community agencies and organizations and state agencies representing the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at meetings and conferences and acts as an advocate for the handicapped.
Participates in and cooperates with Federal and State audits, Federal Program Administration Reviews and special studies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of management principles and practices, including organizational development, analysis and planning.
Knowledge of Federal and State regulations and policies pertaining to Vocational Rehabilitation.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision including planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
Knowledge of community resources and their program components.
Ability to analyze, interpret and explain regulations and policies to staff, clients and the public.
Ability to monitor and maintain records of expenditures.
Ability to assign work and work-related responsibilities to maximize the quality and effectiveness of client services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, service providers, vendors, and community resources staff.
Ability to publicly present the vocational rehabilitation program, its goals and purposes.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation District Administrator Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field.
Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Three years experience in interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.