Division of Rehabilitation Services
Workforce Technology Center
VR Specialist I = 12
VR Specialist II = 13
LOCATION OF POSITION
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Main Purpose of Job
This position plans, implements and coordinates rehabilitation programs for individuals being served at the Workforce and Technology Center in the Work Readiness Program and Employment Services. This position works in partnership with the local business community to develop worksites, job opportunities and provides job placement and on-the-job supports to promote worksite integration and assist consumers in obtaining and maintaining employment. This position works as part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to consumers that contribute to the achievement of established employment goals, objectives and outcomes.
Interface with business and community organizations to promote partnerships and develop work sites for the Work Readiness Program to provide work-based learning and career exploration; maintain communication with worksite supervisors and monitor consumer progress on the worksites to address concerns regarding performance and/or behavioral issues; provide support and assistance to consumers on the worksites for understanding of job tasks, supervisory expectations, productivity and appropriate behaviors; conduct as needed, group meetings with worksite supervisors to discuss program initiatives, issues or concerns and provide training regarding specific disability groups; assist the Employment Services Department by assessing individuals referred for job placement services to determine knowledge, skills and abilities related to obtaining and maintaining employment goals. Coordinate and facilitate job search and placement activities with individuals served leading to competitive employment outcomes.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.
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.
Knowledge of: principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation services; professional counseling, interviewing, and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and employment goals; social and economic structure of the Community organizations and groups providing services and information for people with disabilities; practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities; and of laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation, special education, social security, and social services. 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; assess consumer performance to determine job readiness and appropriateness for competitive employment; develop worksite and job opportunities; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with consumers, family members, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials; conduct work behavior training, employer seminars, and work site surveys. Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a timely manner is required. Travel throughout the state may be required. Some evening hours will be required.
Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-005165-008. 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.
Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.
Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment.
Some evening hours will be required.
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity