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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Recruitment #18-005165-0034

Introduction

THIS POSITION REQUIRES TRAVELING TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED:  ANNE ARUNDEL, CALVERT, CHARLES, AND ST. MARY'S COUNTIES.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 12

State Salary Grade 13 

LOCATION OF POSITION

49 Old Solomons Island Road

Suite 202

Annapolis MD  21401

Main Purpose of Job

To ensure the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy in determining the eligibility of individuals with disabilities for vocational rehabilitation services and to plan and implement vocational rehabilitation services to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers maintain, prepare for and obtain gainful employment consistent with their skills, capabilities and vocational choices within a reasonable period of time as defined within Individualized Plans for Employment.

POSITION DUTIES

This position require specialized skills by an individual who is proficient in American Sign Language.  Assists persons with disabilities in preparing for or obtaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career/counseling to people with disabilities; reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability; coordinates and provides services to eligible individuals necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment; obtains services from other community agencies for people with disabilities; and provides job placement, post-employment, and follows-up servicers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: 

Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.

EXPERIENCE: 

Level I - Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred.  Level II - Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science 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

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Proficiency in American Sign Language.

NOTE: 

**Applicant must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing vocational rehabilitation services; vocational counseling, interviewing and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations of disabilities and employment goals; facilitation of services and practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities with community rehabilitation programs and social security benefits.  Ability to: communicate effectively; must be proficient in American Sign Language; effectively plan and organize assigned work and meet established performance standards; coordinate and deliver multidisciplinary services required to support rehabilitation programs; 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 or rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #18-005165-0034. The Application and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Selective Qualifications for this position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org.  Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424.

Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.   Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.    



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