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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #21-005044-0009

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

ASTD12

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This position plans, implements, and coordinates rehabilitation and employment services for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (Deaf/HOH) being served at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC) and provides services within Regional offices throughout the State of Maryland. This position works in partnership with the regional Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD’s) and the local business community to develop job opportunities, provide job placement and on-the-job supports to promote worksite integration, and assists consumers in obtaining and maintaining employment. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of comprehensive services to Deaf/HOH individuals that contribute to the achievement of established employment goals, objectives, and outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

Place Deaf/HOH individuals into employment and provide support services. Perform job development and job placement activities for DORS consumers who have graduated from WTC Training Programs and support employment services to other regions as needed; provide job seeking skills training; consult on job readiness and placement issues and labor market trends; communication and cultural information as it relates to Deaf/HOH people; ADA and accommodation issues for DORS staff and consumers; interface with businesses throughout the state to develop employment, internship and on-the-job training opportunities and to provide information and technical assistance on employment of Deaf/HOH individuals; assist in staff training on job development/placement and labor market issues; maintain AND liaison with organizations and committees concerned with employment; give presentations as needed related to employment; maintain files on businesses, employment-ready consumers, and job orders; document consumer contact and job placement activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related filed is preferred.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Fluency in American Sign Language

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with providing career counseling and case management.
  • Professional experience working with individuals with disabilities, especially Deaf/HOH.
  • Experience with preparing others for employment, using job seeking tools and resources.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in this classification.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-005165-0018. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered. 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. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391. 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. Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.    

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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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.