The incumbent in this position is responsible for the provision, coordination and management of Vocational Rehabilitation services for individuals with visual impairments and/or other disabilities. Duties include: providing specialized Vocational Rehabilitation counseling and guidance, coordinating and integrating services provided by other stakeholders, interacting with other professionals in an interdisciplinary team atmosphere and representing the Division at various community events.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
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.
- Obtains, reviews and analyzes relevant medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, educational and vocational data to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services.
- Provides specialized counseling to clients and family members to aid in achieving satisfactory vocational adjustment.
- Formulates individualized written rehabilitation plans to meet clients needs.
- Coordinates services with other agencies, hospitals, clinics, schools and other community resources to meet the needs of the client, and monitor client progress.
- Initiates rehabilitation plans, authorize and encumber funds for plans, not to exceed amount determined by DVR Director.
- Provides job development and placement services to include establishment and maintenance of employer accounts and follow-up to insure satisfactory adjustment to the job.
- Serves as a liaison for division with related agencies and institutions.
- Prepares case documentation and reports to justify expenditures and monitor client progress and outcome.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field OR Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) designation.
- At least one year experience in vocational rehabilitation.
- Six months experience in analyzing and interpreting medical, psychiatric, psychological, psycho-social, educational and vocational reports from medical, psychological, and other experts to determine eligibility or an individuals vocational rehabilitation needs.
- Six months experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
- Six months experience in health or human services work which includes 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.
- Six months experience in interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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