Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I

Casual-Seasonal

Recruitment #080819-MDDU01-600800

Summary Statement

The incumbent of this position will work in the APEX program and counsel people with criminal backgrounds who want to obtain pardons and expungements to meet their employment goal.

Essential Functions

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 plan to meet clients' needs.
     
  • Coordinates service with other agencies, hospitals, clinics, schools and other community resources to meet the needs of the client and monitor client's progress.
     
  • Provides job development and placement services to include follow-up to ensure satisfactory adjustment to the job.
     
  • Prepares case documentation and reports to justify expenditures and monitor client progress and outcome.
     
  • Locates, develops and maintains referral sources of disabled persons.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field.
  2. Knowledge of case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs using effective counseling or interviewing techniques as well as other available resources such as service plans or case management systems.
  3. Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation.
  4. Knowledge of interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
  6. Knowledge of narrative report writing.

Selection Process

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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Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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