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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, II, or Sr.

at Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Georgetown, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Summary Statement This position is responsible for coordinating and providing rehabilitative services for eligible individuals with disabilities leading to employment. Essential Functions Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here. Determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation program services by applying complex statutory and regulatory standards to relevant medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, educational and vocational data regarding the individual applicant. Provide specialized vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance to enable clients to make informed choices about goals and services, develop plans for employment, select appropriate services, and motivate the client to effect a change in attitude, abilities, and to grow from dependence to independence through employment. Develop and approve individualized plan for employment which identifies services and performance measures to achieve an employment goal consistent with the clients abilities, capabilities, priorities, and consistent with the individual's informed choices. Determine the availability of comparable services and benefits available without cost from other public and private organizations and utilize such services and benefits when appropriate according to complex statutory standard. Coordinate and integrate services provided by other agencies, medical providers, educational institutions, and community resources in order to achieve vocational rehabilitation goals identified in the individualized plan for employment. Locates, develops and maintains referral sources of individuals with disabilities. Implement approved individualized plans for employment by procuring identified goods and services, authorizing and encumbering funds, and monitoring clients' progress in achieving identified performance measures. Periodically review the individualized plan for employment, monitor clients progress in achieving plan goals, targeted time lines and performance measures, and amend individualized plan for employment to meet changing circumstances and individual needs. Provide job development and placement services to include developing relationships with employers and follow up to ensure satisfactory adjustment to job. Provides expert testimony in legal proceedings. Participates in extended employment reviews of rehabilitation facilities. JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field. Knowledge of case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs using effective counseling or interviewing techniques as well as other available resources such as service plans or case management systems. Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation. Knowledge of interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. Knowledge of making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits. Knowledge of narrative report writing. JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field OR Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) designation. At least one year experience in vocational rehabilitation. Six months experience in analyzing and interpreting medical, psychiatric, psychological, psycho-social, educational and vocational reports from medical, psychological, and other experts to determine eligibility or an individuals vocational rehabilitation needs. Six months experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs. Six months experience in health or human services work which includes applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation. Six months experience in interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. JOB REQUIREMENTS for Vocational Rehabilitation Senior Counselor Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: Possession of a Masters degree or higher in Rehabilitation Counseling, Social or Behavioral Science or related field OR Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) designation. At least two years experience in vocational rehabilitation. Three years experience in analyzing and interpreting medical, psychiatric, psychological, psycho-social, educational and vocational reports from medical, psychological, and other experts to determine eligibility or an individuals vocational rehabilitation needs. Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs. Six months experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation. Six months experience in interpreting vocational rehabilitation laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
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Job Posting: 1241863

Posted On: Feb 21, 2024

Updated On: Mar 06, 2024

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