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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-018

Introduction

Division of Rehabilitation Services

Workforce Technology Center

GRADE

Level I - Grade 12

Level II - Grade 13 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, MD   21218

Main Purpose of Job

This position plans, implements, and coordinates rehabilitation and employment services for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Deaf/HOH) being served at the Workforce & Technology Center; and provides services within Regional offices throughout the State of Maryland. This position works in partnership with the regional Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD) and the local business community to develop job opportunities, and provides job placement and on-the-job supports to promote worksite integreation, and asssist consumers in obtaining and maintaining employment. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to the Deaf/HOH that contribute to the achievement of established employment goals, objectives and outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

Place individuals into employment and provide job coaching services; perform job development/job placement activities for individuals who are Deaf/HOH who have graduated from WTC Training programs and support employment services to other regions as needed; provide job seeking skills training, resume development, application assistance, on-line job search activities, provide tax credit information and interview skills preparation; consult on job readiness and placement issues, labor market trends, ADA and accommodation issues for employers and consumers; interface with employers throughout the state; provide information and technical assistance to businesses on employment of Deaf/HOH individuals; develop local employment opportunities, Customized Training/On-the-Job Training, internships and other work experiences; maintain files on employers, job-ready clients, and job orders; assist in staff training on job development/placement; maintain liaison with organizations and committees concerned with employment; give presentations as it relates to employment issues; and document consumer contact and job placement activities.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.  

Experience: 

Level I - Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred. Must be Proficient in American Sign Language.

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.  Must be Proficient in American Sign Language.

 

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:  Deaf culture; principles, procedures and regulations pertaining to job coaching and employment of individuals who are Deaf/HOH; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and employment goals; professional counseling, interviewing, and evaluation procedures; business and organization structures; common job tasks and their functional requirements; practices related to job search and employer outreach activities; and of laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation, workers’ compensation, social security and social services.  Ability to:  communicate effectively using American Sign Language; effectively plan and organize assigned work and meet established performance standards; analyze rehabilitation reports to determine job readiness and appropriateness; maintain relations with organization representatives, the public, and employers; develop job opportunities; conduct work behavior training, employer seminars, and work site surveys. Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a timely manner is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be Proficient in American Sign Language.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the State of Maryland online application for Employment. If you are unable to submit an online application, please download a paper application. Please indicate on your application, the listed vacancy announcement number #13-005165-018.

The Application and any additional support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. Applications and inquiries must be directed to Denise Metzger, DORS Personnel, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore MD 21218. 

To get additional information you may visit our website www.dors.state.md.us or www.marylandpublicschools.org.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. TDD (410) 554-9399.

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 non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

 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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