VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II
|Department||MSDE - Div of Rehab Svcs - Ofc Blind & Vision Svcs|
|Date Opened||3/4/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/18/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||VR Spec. I: $39,024; VR Spec. II: $41,512|
|HR Analyst||Joyce Tapman|
State Salary Grade 12
State Salary Grade 13
LOCATION OF POSITION
16 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD 21740
Main Purpose of Job
This position is responsible for coordinating and delivering vocational rehabilitation services leading to employment of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Travel throughout Western Maryland will be required.
To ensure the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy in determining the eligibility of individuals who are blind or visually impaired for vocational rehabilitation services and to plan and implement vocational rehabilitation services to assist those individuals to maintain, prepare for and obtain gainful employment consistent with their skills, capacities and vocational choices within a reasonable period of time as defined within Individualized Plans for Employment. Assists persons who are blind or visually impaired in preparing for and obtaining employment; determines eligibility for vocational services; provides individual career/counseling to people who are blind or visually impaired; 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 who are blind or visually impaired and provides job placement, post-employment, and follows-up services.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.
Level I – Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related filed is preferred. Level II - Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science related 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.
Experience working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired preferred.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of: principles, procedures and regulations involved in providing rehabilitation services; Professional counseling, interviewing, and evaluation procedures; relationship between functional limitations presented by disabilities and employment goals; social and economic structure of the Community organizations, and groups providing services and information for people who are blind or visually impaired; practices relating to job search and employer outreach activities; and of laws and regulations governing the administration of vocational rehabilitation, special education, social security, and social services. Ability to: communicate effectively; 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, family members, employers, representatives of public and private organizations, providers of rehabilitation services, general public, and government officials.
Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.
Applicants must complete the Maryland State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-005165-0009. 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.
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As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
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