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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-003

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

OFFICE FOR BLINDNESS & VISION SERVICES

GRADE

Level-I- Grade 12

Level-II- Grade  13

LOCATION OF POSITION

4451-Z Parliament Place Lanham, Maryland 20706

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position in the field of vocational rehabilitation counseling responsible for coordinating and delivering vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with vision related disabilities, leading to employment and/or independent living.

POSITION DUTIES

Assists individuals who are visually impaired in preparing for or obtaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career/counseling to people with vision impairments; reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to clients necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for clients; and provides job placement, post-employment, and follows-up services.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.

Experience:  Level I - Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is 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

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:  principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation teaching services; professional counseling, interviewing, and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and independent living/employment goals; social and economic structure of the community organizations, and groups providing services and information for people with disabilities; 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; skill in adaptive and assistive technologies; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with clients, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials. Regular attendance and ability to complete work in a reasonable time frame is required.  Travel throughout the Washington Metropolitan area is 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 # 13-005165-003/Lanham,MD. 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)

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 may be required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.