The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is currently seeking a
dedicated and compassionate individual for a Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor or Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
working with ageneral caseload inNampa, ID.
The vacancy will be filled at either Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor level or Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist level.
Please see the minimum qualifications for each classification
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: $23.00/hr (depending on
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist: $20.00/hr
* Conducts initial intake interviews with participants for the
purpose of obtaining information and establishing positive working
relationships. * Explains participant rights and responsibilities
and provides information regarding the vocational rehabilitation
program and processes. * Collects and analyzes information obtained
from participant interviews, educational and medical records,
consultation with other professionals and diagnostic evaluations to
assess participants' abilities and needs and determines eligibility
for services. * Arranges for evaluations and standardized testing
including physical, psychological, neuropsychological, academic and
vocational testing in order to obtain pertinent information to
assess participant's needs and to develop their rehabilitation
plans. * Assists participants in becoming actively engaged in their
rehabilitation plans and supports them in making meaningful and
informed choices regarding the selection of vocational goals and
other rehabilitation services. * Utilizes and applies professional
counseling techniques to assist participants with vocational,
personal and psychological adjustments throughout the
rehabilitation process. * Plans and arranges for courses of study
or training and monitors participant's training program when
applicable. * Analyzes participant's finances to determine their
ability to invest in their rehabilitation plan. * Identifies
barriers to participant's employment including inaccessible work
sites, inflexible schedules and transportation issues and works
with them to develop strategies to overcome these barriers such as
finding resources and coordinating needed services. * Contacts and
develops relationships with employers in order to provide
employment opportunities and placements for participants. *
Provides counseling and guidance to participants in the
establishment of small business enterprises and monitors the
selection and financing of business needs. * Develops and maintains
an on-going referral system with other public and private entities.
* Markets vocational programs and acts as a liaison with public and
private entities. * Prepares and maintains records and case files,
including documentation such as participant's personal and
eligibility information, services provided, medical records,
narratives of participant contacts and other relevant
correspondence. * Ensures appropriate and prudent stewardship of
public funds by utilizing comparable benefits, analyzing
participant's financial resources, following state procurement
policies and securing Social Security. * Administration (SSA)
reimbursements when applicable. * Authorizes and monitors caseload
fiscal expenditures. * Negotiates and meets assigned performance
goals. * Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications forVocational Rehabilitation Counselor
* A Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council
for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
(CACREP) accredited program
and * Current CRC designation issued by the CRCC; OR a current
LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or the Licensed Clinical
Professional Counselor (LCPC) designation issued by the Idaho
Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL). A CRC
designation is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications forVocational Rehabilitation Specialist
* Bachelor's or Master's degree (or currently in a Master's
degree program) in a related field of study (to include but not
limited to) Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, or
Counseling (without Theories and Techniques of Counseling course in
the degree) will be considered under special circumstances.
Incumbent must complete educational requirements to be eligible to
take the examination for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor
Certification. This requirement must be met within 5 years of date
of hire as a condition of continued employment with IDVR.
Travel is required.
How to Apply:
Click on the green "Apply" button above to apply in the system.
Ensure your profile, including your resume, is up to date. Please
ensure the following are attached:
* College Transcripts supporting your degree. * Current resume.
* Copy of any Current Certifications or Licenses.
This position is non-classified and exempt from classified state
service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the
Idaho Personnel Commission.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations
to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of
Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and
federal laws and regulations.
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