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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-005

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

OFFICE OF FIELD SERVICES

REGION V(TOWSON)

GRADE

Grade 12- Level I

Grade 13 -Level II

LOCATION OF POSITION

113 Towsontown Boulevard

Suite B

Towson, MD 21286-5352

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 physical and mental disabilities, leading to employment and/or independent living.

POSITION DUTIES

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 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

EducationBachelor’s Degree is required

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; 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.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND HEALTH BENEFITS

Aetna- EPO, POS

Carefirst Blue Cross BlueShield- EPO, POS, PPO

United Healthcare-EPO,POS, PPO

Express Scripts-Pharmacy

United Concordia Dental -DPPO, DHMO

ConnectYourCare- FSA

APS - Behavorial Healthcare

Prudential Insurance-Long Term Care

Minnesota Life Insurance Company

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the State of Maryland online application  for Employment. If you are unable  to submit a online application, please download a paper application. Please indicate on your  application, the listed vacancy announcement number that you are applying  for VR Specialist I/II, Announcement # 13-005165-005-Towson. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. (Please upload or fax any supporting documents to 410-554-9397.) To obtain a Position Announcement and a State Application, please call the JobLine (410) 554-9396, TDD (410) 554-9399, or visit our website www.marylandpublicschools.org or visit www.dors.state.md.us.  Applications and inquiries must be directed to Denise Metzger, DORS Personnel, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore MD 21218.  All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

 (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.  This position has been designated as a Special Appointment.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in nonselection or termination of employment