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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-002

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES                                                                                                                                        

GRADE

Grade 12- Level I Grade 13 - Level II

LOCATION OF POSITION

FIELD SERVICES – REGION II (ANNAPOLIS, GLEN BURNIE , PRINCE FREDERICK, WALDORF, LEXINGTON PARK, LEONARDTOWN )

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing comprehensive service delivery to individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing within our regional offices to support the achievement of employment outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

The job responsibilities of this position require specialized skills by an individual who is proficient in American Sign Language.   Assists persons with disabilities in preparing for or obtaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career/counseling to people with disabilities; reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to eligible individuals necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for people with disabilities; and provides job placement, post-employment, and follows-up services.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EducationPossession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience:  Level I – Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred. Bilingual skills 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.  Bilingual skills preferred.

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, worker’s compensation, social security, and social services.  Ability to: communicate effectively; must be proficient in American Sign Language; 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; skill in adaptive and assistive technologies; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with clients, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers or rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Must be proficient in American Sign Language

"Please list skills on application."

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

American Sign Language Required

BENEFITS

State of Maryland/Health Benefits

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Application for Employment indicating application for VR Specialist I/IIAnnouncement # 13-005165-002/Region II. The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. Please send any supporting documents to fax# (410-554-9397)

 

Completed applications must be directed to Denise Metzger, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.  For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact the JobLine (410)554-9396 or TDD# (410)554-9399, or visit our website www.marylandpublicschools.org or  www.dors.state.md.us. All applications must be received by the Closing Date. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

 

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment.