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Rehabilitation Technician I

Recruitment #170908-K20A-11

Introduction

Position may be filled at a higher level.

Position location: VR #31 – Oklahoma City

Essential Functions
:
This position is assigned responsibilities for performing skilled and complex technical work assisting professional rehabilitation staff in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with physical and mental disabilities and those who are deaf and hard of hearing; assists VR Counselors with providing direct client services which include, but are not limited to assisting clients in completing application for services; arranges and gathers medical diagnosis information and case related correspondence; authorizes services which are included in an approved rehabilitation plan, processes case data information not limited to applications, eligibility data, Individualized Plan for Employment; enters case notes, closures, and authorizations, maintains files and transfers case records through AWARE Data Management Information System; performs tasks related to general office operations and reception duties based on office needs; knowledge of basic computer functions; of spelling, punctuation and grammar; of basic arithmetic; and of office and agency policies and procedures. Ability is required to deal effectively and courteously with people; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; and to present ideas and facts effectively and accurately.

Preference may be given to applicants with knowledge of the Deaf culture.

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

Probationary period (or 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.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Method of Application:  ALL SOURCES – Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary 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 the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (
www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp). 
   
If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527 or Stephanie Roe at (405) 951-3454.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing skilled and complex technical work assisting professional rehabilitation staff in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with physical and mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairment.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Rehabilitation Technician job family consists of three levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned and the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned.

Level I:
This is the basic level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing entry-level work in a training status under close supervision.  In this role employees will be responsible for providing information pertaining to rehabilitation and visual services programs; arranging client medical procedures with vendors; researching and processing electronic case files and performing tasks related to general office operations.  Employees at this level will receive training in the client application gathering process and in policy and procedure interpretation.

Level II:
This is the career level where employees are assigned responsibilities for a full range of activities.  At this level employees arrange and coordinate client services and disseminate required information to vendors, clients, and staff; assists clients in completion of application; provides clients with area resource referral information; dispenses information regarding rehabilitation and visual services programs and procedures; learns client application gathering techniques and receives training in policies and procedures for rehabilitation services programs.  Additional duties include general office operations, coordinating and arranging medical procedures with client and medical vendors; send referrals for vocational evaluation and skills analysis reports as assigned; researches, gathers and assembles data for electronic case files, and maintains an information system; obtains and disseminates employment information for case closure.

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned advanced level work of a complex and difficult nature.  In addition to tasks performed at Level I and II, duties will include the technical management of the caseload, i.e. gathers information for annual reviews, conducting follow-up of consumer’s progress, maintaining contact with medical, educational, personnel and/or vendors and collecting and arranging data and information.  May act as team leader in focus work groups and may be assigned special duties as assistant to unit program manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of one year of experience in office technical clerical work.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of two years of technical clerical work in a vocational rehabilitation program.

Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of technical-clerical experience in a vocational rehabilitation program; or a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching or vocational evaluation; or a bachelor’s degree in education, a behavioral science or a closely related field and one year of experience in career counseling, job placement, habilitation or a rehabilitation related field.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The Department of Rehabilitation Services has been authorized to utilize a selective qualification for this announcement:

"Applicants must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL)."

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.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Non-Competitive

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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