- Job date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 07:15:56 GMT
- Expected salary: $2840.62 – 3767.81 per month
- Job title: DOE/DVR – SENIOR VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR – 48004480 – Tampa
- Company: State of Florida
- Location: Tampa, FL
Agency: Department of Education
Working Title: DOE/DVR – SENIOR VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR – 48004480 – Tampa
Position Number: 48004480
Salary: $2,840.62 – $3,767.81 per month
Posting Closing Date: 01/10/2021
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
LOCATION: TAMPA, FLORIDA
SENIOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
Position Number: 48004480
Minimum Hiring Salary: $2,840.62 Monthly
*The salary may be negotiable dependent upon years of experience, education level and available salary rate.
**INTERNAL AGENCY – You must currently be employed by the Department of Education to be considered**
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is a committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Our Mission is “to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence.” Our Vision is “to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees.”
This position works in the Tampa Unit 15D as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science, education, or related field, and two years of professional experience in counseling or in a public vocational rehabilitation program; or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science or education program can substitute for one year of the required experience.
For each year of work experience required in the qualifications, an applicant shall have 12 months of full-time work experience to receive credit for an entire year.
This position is responsible for providing independent professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities in order that they may attain employment; providing and coordinating complex services; and providing technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation issues to internal and external customers. The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position’s responsibilities.
Assesses medical, psychological, and vocational information to determine eligibility for services. Provides technical assistance to internal and external customers. Develops and implements with full participation of the customer with a disability, an Individual Plan for Employment to determine employment outcomes.
Provides professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities who require complex vocational rehabilitation strategies in order that they may attain appropriate employment outcomes. Provides information to assist individuals with disabilities in making informed choices regarding services, service providers and employment outcomes. Authorizes, coordinates and/or negotiates services leading to successful employment outcomes. Negotiates with individuals with disabilities regarding plan development.
Devises job placement opportunities through job placement activities, including job analysis, job development, and labor market information to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain appropriate employment outcomes. Develops employer contacts and serves as liaison with employers. Utilizes the resources of community rehabilitation providers in securing appropriate job placement for eligible individuals with disabilities.
Coordinates or collaborates with others in other placement activities. Provides technical assistance to internal and external customers.
Conducts in-depth interviews of individuals with disabilities requiring complex rehabilitation strategies to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational goal.
Manages resources to ensure financial accountability according to state and federal regulations and policies. Collaborates with community partners to assure appropriate use of available resources.
Incumbent is expected to perform outreach in the community. This includes contacting and visiting local schools, businesses and organizations to make presentations that market the benefits of VR services and advocate for the hiring of people with disabilities.
Provides technical assistance and specialized training to internal customers. Participates in training experiences designed to enhance professional competency in vocational rehabilitation.
Employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stressful conditions; the employee must interact courteously with others; employee’s performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit.
Attendance is an essential function of this position.
Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the theories and practices in vocational rehabilitation guidance and counseling; interviewing techniques; medical and psychological aspects of disability groups; principles and techniques of effective communication; employment resources and vocational rehabilitation resources; and, methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
- Ability to compile, organize and analyze medical, vocational and psychological data; administer tests and analyze results; provide counseling and guidance in the area of career planning; develop individual vocational rehabilitation programs and place clients in appropriate vocation; communicate effectively; and, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to use and analyze information from the management information system.
- Ability to interpret state and federal vocational rehabilitation regulations and policies.
- Ability to devise employment strategies for individuals with disabilities.
- Ability to use automated systems.
- Skill in the development and use of community resources and comparable benefits.
Background Screening Requirement:
It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirement of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment of being permitted to serve as a volunteer.
All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.
No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.
Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.