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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist IV

Recruitment #191015-K21D-I34

Introduction

Position Title/Code/Level: Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Level IV, K21D
May be filled at a Level III, K21C or Level II, K21B

Location: VS #69 – Weatherford, OK

Monthly Salary Range:     Minimum      Maximum
Level IV                            $4,130.74     $6,053.20
Level III (Pay Band L)       $3,655.37     $5,464.63
Level II (Pay Band K)        $3,161.14     $5,015.64 

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired. Position consults with physicians, psychologists and other disability professionals regarding functional limitations, treatment and prognosis of eligible applicants; utilizes knowledge of principles and practices of vocational rehabilitation counseling to determine eligibility; completes comprehensive assessments; helps clients develop their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) and provides vocational counseling and guidance in the effective delivery of case services; participates in job readiness, job search, and job placement activities to ensure a successful case outcome for the clients and follows agency case record documentation guidelines throughout the vocational rehabilitation process. The person in this position is expected to attend all training necessary to become familiar with blindness in order to promote and understand a wide variety of possible outcomes for customers. Preference may be given to applicants with LPC or CRC credentials with experience in blindness and job placement. Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel. Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check: The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check.

Education and Experience Requirements: Level II - requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); OR any master's degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification. Level III - requirements at this level consist of those listed at Level II plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation. Level IV - requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to applicants with current LPC or CRC credentials with experience in blindness and job placement.

Selective Qualifications: Application must include transcript which shows Master’s Degree has been awarded and any current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for above certifications.

Method of Application: ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/ok/). Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp).


For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at HR@okdrs.gov.

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2171

An Equal Opportunity Employer

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Method of Application:
ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/ok/). 

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp).

For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Human Resources at HR@okdrs.gov.   

For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2171.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring; in guidance and counseling; client training; and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.  Assigned responsibilities also include evaluating client work capacities, providing assistive technology services and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, and potential of clients.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the level of expertise required for the completion of duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
 
Level III:
This is the expert level of this job family where employees will assume full responsibility for a caseload/workload and serve as a subject matter resource person and consultant.  In addition to the subject matter expert functions, individuals working at this level may perform additional functions as a subject matter expert regarding: American Indian VR, Workforce/Navigator, Specific Disabilities, Multi-Cultural Competence, Home/Vehicle/Worksite Modifications, Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Acts, Transition, Public Agency Resources, Independent Living, Community Resources, Outreach, Mentoring, Job Placement/Job Development, Disability Legislation, Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship, Assistive Technology Services, and others.

Level IV:
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees carry a full caseload/workload and act as a team leader.  Employees at this level will function independently and assign work and supervise lower level vocational rehabilitation professionals and/or rehabilitation technicians and/or develop new initiatives and serve as project manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III: 
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) PLUS two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation; OR any master’s degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification PLUS two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

Level IV:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

NOTE:  Experience which was incidental or not reflective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions in the Department of Rehabilitation Services will require proficiency in the American Sign Language as demonstrated by the successful completion of a competency test administered by the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript certifying Master’s degree, with their application submission, and any current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for above certifications.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

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