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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Recruitment #22-005165-0019

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Level I: ASTD 12
Level II: ASTD 13

LOCATION OF POSITION

Montgomery County - 2 positions available
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 605 
Wheaton, MD 20902-1991

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for providing Pre-Employment Transition Services in addition to to coordinating and delivering Vocational Rehabilitation Services leading to employment for students with significant disabilities in Montgomery County.

POSITION DUTIES

Manages the processing of referrals, conducts intake interviews, and compiles documentation to determine eligibility for services.  Develops both Pre-Employment Transition Service Agreements and Individualized Plans for Employment that include services to be arranged or provided in addition to referring participants to appropriate programs and following along to assure of implementation.  Serves as liaison with County Public Schools with regard to referrals and provides technical assistance as it relates to Transition Services.  Works collaboratively with community and educational programs

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there  is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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