|Department||Department of Rehabilitation Services|
|Date Opened||1/5/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||1/25/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||Salary listed in Introduction.|
|Full or Part Time||
May be filled at a Level III, K20C, or Level II, K20B
Location: VR04 - Bartlesville
Monthly Salary Range: Minimum Maximum
Level III (Pay Band I) $2,852.38 $4,251.42
Level II (Pay Band H) $2,666.22 $3,839.00
Level I (Pay Band H) $2,553.14 $3,839.00
This position requires specialized skills and knowledge in the field of vocational rehabilitation and employment services to Oklahomans with disabilities. This position will work with two counselors on large general caseloads both adult and high school transition encompassing hundreds of square miles in the counties of Washington, Nowata, and Osage in NE Oklahoma. In addition, this position will serve as office manager for the office located at the Bartlesville Workforce One-Stop Center. The VR Technician provides technical assistance to the rehabilitation counselors in the provision of direct client services for the purpose of a successful employment outcome. Technician is responsible for maintaining physical and scanned files according to agency filing standards; responsible for timely and accurate processing of case information through the client data system including but not limited to applications, eligibility data, Individual Plans for Employment, case narratives and authorizations per agency policy; assists VR Specialists in all phases of case management including applications, interviews, arranging and gathering diagnostic information, running monthly reports, gathering verification information and sending case related correspondences; performs general office and reception duties; as well as obtaining information necessary and making appropriate referrals to additional or alternative resources.
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.
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
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing skilled and complex technical work assisting professional staff in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired providing vocational rehabilitation and employment services for individuals with physical and mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairment.
The Rehabilitation Technician job family consists of three levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned and the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned.
This is the basic level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing entry-level work in a training status under close supervision. In this role employees will be responsible for providing information pertaining to all rehabilitation services and programs; arranging client medical procedures with vendors; researching and processing electronic case files and performing tasks related to general office operations. Employees at this level will receive training in the client application gathering process and in policy and procedure interpretation.
This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibilities for a full range of activities. At this level employees arrange and coordinate client services and disseminate required information to vendors, clients, and staff; assists clients in completion of application; provides clients with area resource referral information; dispenses information regarding all rehabilitation services, programs and procedures; learns client application gathering techniques and receives training in policies and procedures for rehabilitation services programs. Additional duties include general office operations, coordinating and arranging medical procedures with client and medical vendors; send referrals for vocational evaluation and skills analysis reports as assigned; researches, gathers and assembles data for electronic case files, and maintains an information system; obtains and disseminates employment information for case closure.
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned advanced level work of a complex and difficult nature. In addition to tasks performed at Level I and II, duties will include the technical management of the caseload, i.e. gathers information for annual reviews, conducting follow-up of consumer’s progress, maintaining contact with medical, educational, personnel and/or vendors and collecting and arranging data and information. May act as team leader in focus work groups and may be assigned special duties as assistant to unit program manager.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of technical clerical experience.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of technical clerical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of technical clerical experience plus one year of technical clerical experience in a vocational rehabilitation program; or a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching or vocational evaluation; or a bachelor’s degree in education, a behavioral science or a closely related field and one year of experience in career counseling, job placement, habilitation or a rehabilitation related field.
Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.
Scores based on: 100% Non-Competitive
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.