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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #13-005165-011

Introduction

DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES                                                                                                            

Workforce and Technology Center

GRADE

Grade 12- Level -I

Grade 13- Level -II 

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

This professional position in the field of vocational rehabilitation is responsible for conducting vocational evaluations of consumers leading to employment.

POSITION DUTIES

Assesses vocational potential and makes recommendations based upon consumer’s interests, aptitudes, and functional capacities; interprets diagnostic data, including medical, psychological, work sample results, and behavioral observations, into a comprehensive report to establish vocational goals; provides vocational counseling; administers, scores, and interprets a variety of tests. This includes the interpretation, analysis and synthesis of testing data presented in a comprehensive, concise written report culminating in recommendations for placement, training or accommodations necessary to assist individuals with disabilities to begin or return to gainful employment. Position also involves case management duties. Serves as member of interdisciplinary team to develop rehabilitation programs for individual consumers; will provide evaluation services for consumers with a variety of disabilities requiring specialized testing.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree. Course Work in Career Assessment or Vocational Evaluation preferred.

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. Prior Experience performing career assessment/ vocational evaluation preferred.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation services; professional counseling; interviewing, basic principles and procedures in assessment and evaluation; 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; demonstrate appropriate teamwork and cooperation skills with administration and coworkers; analyze and interpret complex and varied medical, psychological, and vocational reports; skill in adaptive and assistive technologies; establish and maintain appropriate relationships with consumers, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials. Regular attendance and ability to complete work in assigned frame is required.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of a variety of disabilities; Experience providing services to individuals with disabilities; Experience writing comprehensive detailed written reports; Experience providing career assessment/vocational evaluation services; Experience analyzing data and interpreting results.

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 # 13-005165-011-Baltimore , 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

A valid Maryland Driver’s license is required; daytime travel may be required .