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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-010

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES                                                              

OFFICE OF FIELD SERVICES (ANNAPOLIS)

GRADE

Level- I Grade 12

Level- II Grade 13

LOCATION OF POSITION

49 Old Solomons Island Rd. Suite 202 Annapolis, MD  21401

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 Transitioning Students with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities in Southern Anne Arundel County, leading to employment.

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 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

Education:   Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Experience:   Level I – Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related filed 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.  Experience working with transition youth 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, special education, 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 consumers, family members, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials. 

BENEFITS

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 # 13-005165-010-Annapolis, MD . The Application and any additional support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  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

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity