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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #19-005165-0014

GRADE

VR Specialist I -- State Salary Grade 12

VR Specialist II -- State Salary Grade 13  

LOCATION OF POSITION

Smallwood Building, Suite 208

2670 Crain Highway

Waldorf, MD 20601

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling responsible for coordinating and delivering job placement and business relations services for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities, leading to employment including job development and placement.

POSITION DUTIES

Assists persons with disabilities in preparing for or obtaining employment consistent with their skills, capacities and vocational choices defined on their Individualized Plan for Employment determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career counseling to people with disabilities; reviews medical, psychological and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to consumers necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for consumers; and provides job placement, post-employment and follows-up services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: 

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

EXPERIENCE: 

Level I – Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred. 

Level II – Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is required; a Master’s Degree in a Behavioral or Social Science related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Bilingual skills preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation services; Professional counseling, interviewing and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and employment goals; social and economic structure of the Community organizations, and groups providing services and information for people with disabilities; practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities; and of laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation, worker’s compensation, social security and social services.  Ability to: communicate effectively; effectively plan and organize assigned work and meet established performance standards; coordinate and deliver multidisciplinary services required to support rehabilitation programs; analyze and interpret complex and varied medical, psychological and vocational reports skill in adaptive and assistive technologies establish and maintain appropriate relationships with clients, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public and government officials.  Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a reasonable time frame is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-005165-0014. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position. Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.

To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.