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Company: State of Florida
Location: BOCA RATON
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No:359181Agency: Department of EducationWorking Title: VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR - 48004687Position Number:48004687Salary: $2,575.19 MonthlyPosting Closing Date: 04/30/2021DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATIONLOCATION: Boca RatonVOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELORPosition Number: 48004687Minimum Hiring Salary: $2,575.19 MonthlyOpen Competitive The salary may be negotiable dependent upon years of experience, education level and available salary rate. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Our Mission is "to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence." Our Vision is "to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees." This Advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to 6 months. This position works in Boca Raton as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Bi Lingual desired but not required Applications submitted on People First for this position should contain complete information including beginning and ending dates for each employer, supervisors name and contact information (please start with current employer). Also, explain any gaps in employment. Minimum Requirements:Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study reasonably related to vocational rehabilitation plus not less than 1 year of paid or unpaid experience consisting of:direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living centerdirect service for advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilitiesdirect experience as an employerdirect experience as a small business owner or operatordirect experience in self-employmentexperience in human resourcesexperience in recruitmentexperience in supervising employeesexperience in trainingexperience in other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environments Job Description:This position is responsible for providing technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation issues to internal and external customers, and developing resources and implementing special projects to expedite and expand services on an Area wide basis. This position is also responsible for providing independent, professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with diverse disabilities with the provision and coordination of complex services in order that they may attain or maintain employment. The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the theories and techniques of counselingKnowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communicationKnowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing dataKnowledge of medical and psychological aspects of disability groupsKnowledge of interviewing techniquesAbility to interview clients in order to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation servicesAbility to compile, organize and analyze medical and psychological dataAbility to provide counseling and guidance in the area of career planningAbility to develop individual vocational rehabilitation programsAbility to assess test resultsAbility to plan, organize and coordinate work assignmentsAbility to communicate effectivelyAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others EXAMPLES OF WORK This position is responsible for providing professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities in order that they may attain employment and for providing and coordinating services. The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities.Assesses medical, psychological, and vocational information to determine eligibility for services. Develops, with full participation of the customer with a disability, an Individualized Plan For Employment to determine employment outcomes. Conducts in-depth interviews of individuals with disabilities requiring rehabilitation strategies to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving an employment outcome.Provides professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities in order that they may attain appropriate employment outcomes. Provides information to assist individuals with disabilities in making informed choices regarding services, service providers, and employment outcomes. Authorizes, coordinates and/or negotiates services leading to successful employment outcomes. Negotiates with individuals with disabilities regarding plan development. Develops and utilizes job placement opportunities to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to obtain appropriate employment. Develops employer contacts and serves as liaison with employers. Provides selective job development and placement. Collaborates with team members in placement activities. Utilizes the resources of community rehabilitation providers in securing appropriate job placement for eligible individuals with disabilities. Manages resources to ensure financial accountability according to state and federal regulations.Collaborates with community partners to assure appropriate use of available resources.Participates in training experiences designed to enhance professional competency in vocational rehabilitation. Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application. STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required10 Paid Holidays annually104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annuallyHealth Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage - State pays 80% of premiumLife Insurance - State pays premium for $25,000 basic term life insurance for full time employeeAdditional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available Benefits information can be found on the following websites:Insurance Benefits: Background Screening Requirement:It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening. No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies. The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.VETERANS PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes,candidates eligible for Veterans Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Keywords: State of Florida, Boca Raton , VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR - 48004687, Other , BOCA RATON, Florida

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