Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Recruitment #220317-K21A-12

Introduction

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Level I, K21A
Location
:    VR 13 – McAlester, OK

Monthly/Annual Salary:           Monthly            Annual 
Level I (Pay band J)                $2,964.00          $35,568.00

*This is a re-announcement of #22-037. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

Essential Functions:
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); 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 client and follows agency record documentation guidelines throughout the vocational rehabilitation process.

Applicant must be willing to perform all job-related travel.

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.

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. 

Benefit Highlights: The Department of Rehabilitation Services provides a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.

Benefits Include:
• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave for the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• 5% additional pay for the possession of an appropriate professional certification or licensure
• Training opportunities to help meet CEU requirements

Method of Application
ALL SOURCES – Applicants without previous state service OR currently in trial period 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 state service 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 email 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I - requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, vocational evaluation, or counseling; OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a disability related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to applicants with current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification and with experience in counseling.

NOTES

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.