VR#19 – Oklahoma City, OK
|Department||Department of Rehabilitation Services|
|Date Opened||9/3/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/17/2021 08:06:00 AM|
|Salary||Salary is listed in Introduction Section in announcement.|
|Full or Part Time||
Position Title/Code/Level: Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Level III, K21C
Location: VR#19 – Oklahoma City, OK
May be filled at Level II, K21B
Monthly Salary Range: Minimum/ Midpoint /Maximum
Level III (Pay Band L) $3,655.37 /$4,431.70/ $5,464.63
Level II (Pay Band K) $3,161.14 /$4,121.69/ $5,015.64
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.
Preference may be given to applicants currently holding a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.
Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.
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.
Preference may be given to applicants currently holding a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and with experience in counseling.
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.
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) 521-2177.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
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.
This is the career level where employees are assigned professional responsibilities for the maintenance of a caseload/workload with a moderate level of supervision that includes, but is not limited to, oversight, guidance, mentoring, and signature authority for case closure. Specialists at this level may have signature authority for eligibility decisions, development and amendment of individualized plans for employment and/or independent living, written evaluation reports, written assistive technology assessments and authorization for services.
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.
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); 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.
Education and Experience 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.
NOTE: Experience which was incidental or not reflective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.
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.
Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript certifying master's degree has been awarded to their application submission.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.