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People Making
A Difference!

Idaho
State Government

Division of
Vocational
Rehabilitation

650 W. State St., Rm. 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096

WEBSITE:
https://vr.idaho.gov/

EMAIL:
brandy.brian@vr.idaho.gov

FAX:
(208) 287-6467

Non-Classified Opening

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Non-Classified Classification

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Open for Recruitment: July 14, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS034854
Salary Range: $18.00 plus (depending on experience) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Coeur d'Alene

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is currently seeking a
high-energy, compassionate and motivated individual
for a current opening in our Coeur d'Alene office
working with a general caseload.


Duties:

  • 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:

  • A Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program and a current Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) or;
  • A Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a CORE accredited program or;
  • A current CRC designation issued by the CRCC or;
  • A Master's Degree in Counseling from a CORE accredited university with a current LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) designation issued by the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing (IBOL) or;
  • Graduation with a Bachelor's or Master's degree 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 additional coursework and employment within five (5) years of hire date as a condition of continued employment with IDVR.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience interviewing, gathering, assembling, correlating, and analyzing facts, creating reports, and devising solutions from data.

Travel:

  • Travel is required. You must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an acceptable alternate method of transportation.

How to Apply:

Submit the following directly to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • State of Idaho Application Packet:  You can find the application packet at www.dhr.idaho.gov . To access the application packet, click on "Job Seekers" at the top of the page, then select the "Applying" option.  The application packet is located in the "Printable Forms" section.  Please print the forms and submit your completed application by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.
  • College Transcripts supporting your Master's or Bachelor's degree (you must submit your College Transcripts to be considered for the position).
  • Current resume.
  • Copy of any Current Certifications or Licenses.

Send application materials to:

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Attn: Brandy Brian
650 W. State St., Rm. 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096
Fax: (208) 287-6467
Email:
brandy.brian@vr.idaho.gov 


Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation!

 

 

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.