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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I

Recruitment #21-005044-0020

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

ASTD 12

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

This position plans, implements, coordinates and monitors rehabilitation programs for individuals being served at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC) in the Work Readiness Program (WRP). This position also provides overall coordination and facilitation of instructional activities for the Work Readiness Program. This position works as part of an interdisciplinary team to ensure that comprehensive services contribute to the achievement of established training goals, supports career and employment objectives, and addresses the personal, social and independence skills necessary to promote employment outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

Facilitates the Work Readiness Program (WRP) designed to assist individuals with disabilities in learning appropriate work behaviors and attitudes while participating in job shadowing and career exploration activities; identify and provide services as needed to address personal, social and behavioral issues which may be barriers to employment.

Provides support and assistance to consumers on the worksites for understanding of job tasks, supervisory expectations, productivity and appropriate work behaviors; maintain communication with worksite supervisors and monitor consumer progress on the worksites to address concerns regarding performance and/or behavioral expectations.

Collaborates with the Center Counselors and other WTC staff for guidance and consultation regarding the provision of appropriate services to consumers in the WRP program. Research, develop and implement a dynamic curriculum and update materials as needed to meet program goals. Conduct group training sessions consistent with approved curriculum; engage internal and external resources to develop strategies to address skills needed to compete effectively for employment opportunities. 

Provides crisis intervention to resolve consumer conflicts and collaborate with the Center Counselors to develop behavioral action plans as appropriate; drive/accompany consumers to worksites/worksite tours and accompany/monitor consumers on field trips.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with providing career counseling and case management.
  • Experience in the Vocational Rehabilitation field, and/or Human Services or related field.
  • Experience facilitating group instruction and interacting with consumers in a group setting.
  • Experience with preparing others for employment and interacting with the business community. 
  • Professional experience working with individuals with disabilities.

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 #21-005044-0020. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite minimum qualifications for the 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. 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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.

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.


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