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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #21-005165-0032

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 13

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This position plans, implements, coordinates and monitors rehabilitation programs for individuals being served at the Workforce & Technology Center (WTC). Counseling and guidance are provided to consumers to ensure that comprehensive services contribute to the achievement of established training goals, support career and employment objectives, and address the personal, social and independence skills necessary to promote employment outcomes.

POSITION DUTIES

Provide Center counseling/case management services to individuals referred to the Workforce & Technology Center; coordinate interdisciplinary services among and between vocational and clinical programs within the Center; participate in weekly Center Services Team meetings to review/process referrals for WTC programs; provide on-going personal and vocational counseling services to promote active participation in established rehabilitation programs; resolve any conflicts; enlist the support of parents, spouses, and other significant persons in monitoring and promoting the students’ rehabilitation goals; work with training Instructors and the Partnership Training coordinator to assist with all planning, development and implementation of services, and meet with agency staff and/or employers both at the Center and in the community to promote training programs and employment outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is required. 

Note:  A Master’s Degree in a Behavioral or Social Science related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with providing career counseling and case management.
  • Experience in the VR and/or Human Services – related field.
  • Professional experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Experience with preparing others for employment, using job seeking tools and resources.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language (not required).

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 #21-005165-0032. 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.