- Job date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 01:22:58 GMT
- Expected salary: $38922 per year
- Job title: Pre-Employment Counselor
- Company: Virginia Department of Health
- Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Role Title Counselor II – 49012
Job Open Date 09/03/2020
Job Close Date 09/17/2020
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Minimum $38,922
Agency Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website https://www.vadars.org/
Location Harrisonburg – 660
Position Number 00020
Job Posting Number 1069915
Type of Recruitment General Public – G
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried – Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 04
The Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) is currently seeking an individual to serve as a Pre-Employment Counselor.
In partnership with people with disabilities, the DRS Field Rehabilitation Services Division assists individuals with disabilities, including students with disabilities, to make informed choices that will maximize their employment through coordinated service delivery. DRS staff partner with local school divisions and Workforce Network to deliver quality services to individuals with disabilities who want to work and employers seeking to hire them to the extent that this provides benefit to the DRS program.
The incumbent in this position will have a caseload consisting of students with all types of disabilities. The incumbent will have weekly and often daily contact with students with disabilities and their families, LEAs, postsecondary education, and training programs, to include colleges/universities and disability services and financial aid offices, Centers for Independent Living, Community Service Boards, employers, Virginia Employment Commission, Workforce Centers, employment service organizations, and other agencies and organizations for the purpose of coordinating and providing pre-employment transition services.
Candidates must be able to work in a variety of settings including classrooms, after school programs, job clubs, summer work experiences, conferences, etc. to maximize opportunities for students with disabilities. Must also be able to train school staff, students, and families on the VR process and policies including Pre-ETS. This includes successful transitions to postsecondary education/training, competitive integrated employment and enhanced independent living outcomes.
Considerable knowledge of social, economic, medical, vocational, educational and emotional issues impacting students with disabilities;
interviewing and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; and the principles and practices of vocational service delivery to students with disabilities age 14-22. Demonstrated skill in leading groups of students; providing training and technical assistance; facilitating meetings and team processes; team-building and collaborative problem-solving; negotiating diverse community organizations, agencies, and other resources; and client-focused advocacy. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, families, LEAs, and community organizations. Ability to: Organize and manage multiple and sometimes unrelated responsibilities in a timely manner; prioritize duties; and exercise responsible judgment with minimal supervision
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field is required for this role.
Current CRC credential or eligible to sit for the CRC.
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.
Master’s level transcripts or copy of current certification, if applicable, must accompany the application. Please note that the transcripts must display the date that the degree was awarded.
The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a
condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-662-9101 for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position. To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation.
Name Human Resource
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
351 North Mason St, Suite 109
Harrisonburg, VA 22802