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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist II

Recruitment #171002-K21B-25

Introduction

Position location:   VS #85 - Chickasha

Position may be filled at a higher level

Essential Functions:

This position is responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation services to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired. The position will consult physicians, psychologists, and other disability professionals regarding functional limitations, treatment and prognosis of applicants; utilizes knowledge of principles and practices of vocational rehabilitation counseling to determine eligibility, and provides appropriate counseling and guidance in the effective delivery of case services; participates in job readiness, job seeking, and job placement activities in preparation for successful case outcome; and follows agency case record documentation guidelines throughout the vocational rehabilitation process. The person in this position is expected to attend all training necessary to become familiar with blindness in order to promote and understand a wide variety of possible outcomes for customers.

Preference may be given to applicants with Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or Licensed Professional (LPC) certification with experience working with blind or visually impaired consumers and job placement.

Applications must include a copy of college transcripts showing a Master’s degree has been awarded and any current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for the above certifications. 

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

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 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 complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring; in guidance and counseling; client training; and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.  Assigned responsibilities also include evaluating client work capacities, providing assistive technology services and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, and potential of clients.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the level of expertise required for the completion of duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
 
Level II:
This is the career level where employees are assigned professional responsibilities for the maintenance of a caseload/workload with a moderate level of supervision that includes, but is not limited to, oversight, guidance, mentoring, and signature authority for case closure.  Specialists at this level may have signature authority for eligibility decisions, development and amendment of individualized plans for employment and/or independent living, written evaluation reports, written assistive technology assessments and authorization for services.
 
Level III:
This is the expert level of this job family where employees will assume full responsibility for a caseload/workload and serve as a subject matter resource person and consultant.  In addition to the subject matter expert functions, individuals working at this level may perform additional functions as a subject matter expert regarding: American Indian VR, Workforce/Navigator, Specific Disabilities, Multi-Cultural Competence, Home/Vehicle/Worksite Modifications, Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Acts, Transition, Public Agency Resources, Independent Living, Community Resources, Outreach, Mentoring, Job Placement/Job Development, Disability Legislation, Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship, Assistive Technology Services, and others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II: 
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); OR any master’s degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification.
 
Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those listed at Level II plus two years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.

NOTES

Applicant must upload a copy of their transcript certifying Master's degree to their application submission

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***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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