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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Recruitment #121031-K21A-05

Introduction

This position is located at the VS #64 in Tulsa.

Level I $2,428.-$4,046.75 Level II $2,654.00-$4,423.33
Level III $3,172.41-$4,865.58 Level IV $3,612.53-$5,400.67

This position is responsible for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring. Duties include guidance and counseling, client training, and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments. Additional duties include evaluating client work capacities; providing assistive technology services; and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interest, abilities and the potential of the client. Applicant must be willing to perform extensive job related travel.  Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check:  Effective January 1, 2012, the successful candidates for positions at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be required to pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminal investigation and background check.

This position may be filled at a higher level of the job family, depending upon the qualifications of the recommended applicant.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete set of all of the following application materials:  A cover letter that contains the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your e-mail address, your current classification and job code and a completed Office of Personnel Management Personal Data Summary Sheet (OPM-4B).  DRS’ requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.  

Send OPM 4B and Cover letter to: 
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Attn:  Human Resources Unit
3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing complex professional work in program consultation and monitoring; in guidance and counseling; client training; and specialized job placement for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments.  Assigned responsibilities also include evaluating client work capacities, providing assistive technology services and administering tests to determine vocational aptitudes, interests, abilities, and potential of clients.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the level of expertise required for the completion of duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
 
Level I:
This is the basic level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing entry-level work under direct supervision.  Direct supervision includes, but is not limited to, supervisor’s signature authority on approval on eligibility decisions, Individual Plans for Employment (IPE) and amendments, authorizations for services, evaluations, and case closure.  Under direct supervision and mentoring, the entry-level employee supports the maintenance of a caseload; assists with providing vocational counseling and vocational evaluations; provides information about DVR/DVS process, services and consumer rights and responsibilities; provides community referrals; assists with initial interviews; request and collects consumer records and data; determines eligibility; analyzes and assesses consumers strengths and barriers to employment; completes comprehensive assessments of consumer functional limitations and abilities; analyzes and interprets medical, psychological and financial records/data; assists in the development of IPE; assists and provides job referrals and placement activities; assists  with coordinating services as identified in plan; monitors and evaluates consumer progress toward employment  goal/outcome; completes annual reviews and other case documentations/narratives; and, performs job-related travel and other duties deemed and approved by supervisor for consumers with physical and/ or mental disabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, vocational evaluation, or counseling; OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a disability related field. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions in the Department of Rehabilitation Services will require proficiency in the American Sign Language as demonstrated by the successful completion of a competency test administered by the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Unit of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:   100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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