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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-017

Introduction

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Office for Blindness and Vision Services

GRADE

Level I - Grade 12

Level II - Grade 13 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD 

Main Purpose of Job

To ensure the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy in determining the eligibility of individuals who are blind or visually impaired for vocational rehabilitation services and to plan and implement vocational rehabilitation services to assist those individuals maintain, prepare for and obtain gainful employment consistent with their skills, capacities and vocational choices within a reasonable period of time as defined within Individualized Plans for Employment.

POSITION DUTIES

Assists persons who are visually impaired in preparing for or obtaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career/counseling to people with vision impairments; reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to clients necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for clients; and provides job placement, post-employment, and follows-up services.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree. Experience: 

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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:  principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing Vocational Rehabilitation services; professional counseling, interviewing, and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and independent living/employment goals; social and economic structure of the community organizations, and groups providing services and information for people with disabilities; ability to:  communicate effectively; effectively plan and organize assigned work and meet established performance standards; coordinate and deliver multidisciplinary services required to support rehabilitation programs; analyze and interpret complex and varied medical, psychological, and vocational reports; skill in adaptive and assistive technologies; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with clients, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials. Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a reasonable time frame is required.  Travel throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County is required.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete a State of Maryland online application for Employment. If  you are unable to submit a online application , please download a paper application .Please indicate on your  application the listed vacancy announcement number  #13-005165-0017.

The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. Completed applications and inquiries must be directed to Denise Metzger, DORS Personnel, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. TDD # (410) 554-9399. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Please feel free to visit our website www.dors.state.md.us or www.marylandpublicschools.org.

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 nonselection 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.



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