[Jobs] FW: OFB Vacancy Posting for VR Specialist Certified- O&M - McDowell Center

Gatton, Tonia (OFB-LV) Tonia.Gatton at ky.gov
Mon Nov 20 19:32:01 UTC 2017

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Below is information pertaining to the vacancy re-posting for the VR Specialist - Certified position (O&M Instructor) at the McDowell Center in Louisville.

Please feel free to pass this along to any individuals you think may be interested. The posting ends on December 7th, therefore it is crucial that anyone interested submit their application online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website by that date.  A link is provided below to apply for state government positions. It provides additional information on completing the online application process.


Jefferson County



51 - Educ. & Workforce Development Cab.

Pay Grade 14 (MIN-MID) $35,246.40 - $46,690.80 yearly at 37.5 hour work week OR $37,596.00 - $49,803.60 yearly at 40 hour work week

Characteristics of the Job :

As a Certified rehabilitation specialist, provides expert services to persons with disabilities in the development, coordination, instruction, implementation and monitoring of specialized vocational rehabilitation services, programs and/or activities, such as orientation and mobility, assistive technology, rehabilitation technology, job placement and development, supported employment etc. Serves as team leader in Certified field of expertise and is responsible for direction, oversight and for meeting the training objectives of the consumer and the rehabilitation program; and other duties as required.

Minimum Requirement - Education :

Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching or therapy, guidance and/or counseling, psychology, sociology, orientation and mobility, social work, special education, education with emphasis in vocational counseling or a related field.

Minimum Requirement - Experience :

See Special Requirements

Substitute Education for Experience :


Substitute Experience for Education :


Special Requirements :

Must posess at least one certification listed below. For additional information relating to certifications refer to web link. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) www.crccertification.com<http://www.crccertification.com> Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M) http://www.acvrep.org or http://www.aerbvi.org Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) http://www.vewaa.com/profdev/Certification/certification.htm Rehabilitation Engineer Technologist (RET) http://www.resna.org Certified Rehabilitation Drivers Specialist (CRDS) http://www.aded.net Association of Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) http://www.acvrep.org National Library Service Braille Competency Certification http://www.loc.gov/nls/bds/index.html Certified Work Adjustment Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CWAVES) http://www.vewaa.com/profdev/Certification/certification.htm Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) http://bsw.ky.gov/ Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.

Post Employment Requirements :

Must maintain certification held upon entrance into this classification for the length of employment as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist-Certified. Certification areas are: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) www.crccertification.com<http://www.crccertification.com> Orientation and Mobility Specialist (O&M) www.acvrep.org<http://www.acvrep.org> or www.aerbvi.org<http://www.aerbvi.org> Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) www.ccwaves.org<http://www.ccwaves.org> Rehabilitation Engineer Technologist (RET) www.resna.org<http://www.resna.org> Certified Rehabilitation Drivers Specialist (CRDS) www.aded.net<http://www.aded.net> Association of Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) www.acvrep.org<http://www.acvrep.org> National Library Service Braille Competency Certification www.ioc.gov/nls/bds.html<http://www.ioc.gov/nls/bds.html> Certified Work Adjustment Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CWAVES) www.ccwaves.org<http://www.ccwaves.org> Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) www.lrc.state.ky.us/krs/335-00/100.pdf<http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/krs/335-00/100.pdf>

Department/Division/Branch/Address :

Office of the Blind
Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40242

Agency Contact email and/or telephone number :

JenniferN.Wright at ky.gov<mailto:JenniferN.Wright at ky.gov>

# of Vacancies :


Position Type :

Full-time Merit (18A)

Work Schedule :

1st Shift

Vacancy Type :

Competitive - Open To All Candidates

FLSA Designation

NON-EXEMPT - The position(s) is/are not exempt from FLSA requirements for time and a half overtime compensation. The employee(s) will earn time and a half for time worked in excess of 40 hours per work week.

Work Week :

37.5 hr/wk

Pay Grade :


Special Entrance Rate :


Probationary Period :

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/101/001/325.htm.

Description of Job Duties

This position is located at the Office of the Blind's Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center and will provide instructional services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the area of orientation and mobility and will perform other duties as required. Examples of instructional services this position will provide include teaching blind or visually impaired individuals to safely travel throughout metropolitan areas and buildings, cross streets and navigate sidewalks and utilize public transportation successfully while using assistive devices. This position will also provide services to blind and visually impaired individuals that will help them prepare for employment and to live independently. This position will also serve as a team lead in the area of orientation and mobility and will be responsible for direction and oversight regarding training objectives for consumers in this specialized area.

Job Group :


Typical Working Conditions :

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Occasional travel will be required to coordinate services between customers and the agency.

Additional Requirements :

Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.

Post Date: 11/18/2017

Post Ending Date:  12/07/17

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