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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II (Contractual)

Recruitment #14-999999-556

Introduction

This is a contractual position with no benefits.

GRADE

Level I - $37,507

Level II - $39,900

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce and Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering job placement and business relations services for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities. 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.

POSITION DUTIES

Place individuals into employment and provide support services. Perform job development and job placement activities for DORS consumers who have graduated from WTC Training Programs and support employment services to other regions as needed; provide job seeking skills training; consult on job readiness and placement issues, labor market trends, ADA and accommodation issues for DORS staff and consumers; interface with businesses throughout the state to develop employment, internship and on-the-job training opportunities and to provide information and technical assistance on employment of individuals with disabilities; assist in staff training on job development/placement and labor market issues; maintain liaison with organizations and committees concerned with employment; give presentations as needed related to employment; maintain files on businesses, job-ready consumers, and job orders; document consumer contact and job placement activities.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.

Experience: 

Level I - Professional experience in a behavioral/social science related field and/or human resources/business/marketing is preferred. Bilingual skills desirable.

Level II - Two years of professional experience in a behavioral/social science/business related field is required; a Master's Degree in a behavioral/social science/business related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. 

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #14-999999-556. 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.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

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 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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