|Department||Department of Rehabilitation Services|
|Date Opened||1/7/2013 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/11/2013 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$3,612.53 - $5,400.67/month|
|Full or Part Time||
Positoin is located at Vs62- in Muskogee
Position recruitment is from January 7, 2013 thru January 11, 2013
Essential Functions: 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. The VR Specialist IV position is a leadership position and will have additional duties as well as carry a full caseload. Applicant must be willing to perform all 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.
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.
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.
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees carry a full caseload/workload and act as a team leader. Employees at this level will function independently and assign work and supervise lower level vocational rehabilitation professionals and/or rehabilitation technicians and/or develop new initiatives and serve as project manager.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or human resources with a rehabilitation counselor major that has been awarded by a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and four (4) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation; OR any master’s degree and is eligible to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification and four (4) years of professional experience in counseling, job placement, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation.
NOTE: Experience which was incidental or not refective of a major responsibility or duty of the position shall not be accepted as qualifying.
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.
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.