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

Todd E. Stephens todde.stephens at windstream.net
Wed May 23 23:37:30 UTC 2018





From: Wright, Jennifer (OFB-FK) [mailto:JenniferN.Wright at ky.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:59 AM
Subject: OFB Vacancy Posting for VR Specialist -Certified (O&M) - McDowell


Below is information pertaining to the vacancy posting for the Voc Rehab
Specialist - Certified (O&M) position at the McDowell Center.  

Please feel free to pass this along to any individuals you think may be
interested. The posting ends on June 11, therefore it is important 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 possess at least one certification listed below. For additional
information relating to certifications refer to web link. Certified
Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) 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 Orientation and Mobility Specialist
(O&M) www.acvrep.org or www.aerbvi.org Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE)
www.ccwaves.org Rehabilitation Engineer Technologist (RET) www.resna.org
Certified Rehabilitation Drivers Specialist (CRDS) www.aded.net Association
of Education and Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
www.acvrep.org National Library Service Braille Competency Certification
www.ioc.gov/nls/bds.html Certified Work Adjustment Vocational Evaluation
Specialist (CWAVES) www.ccwaves.org Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Department/Division/Branch/Address :

Office for the Blind
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242

Agency Contact email and/or telephone number : JenniferN.Wright at ky.gov

# of Vacancies :1

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 operates as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist providing
instruction to blind and visually impaired individuals on how to
successfully travel through buildings, safely travel around metropolitan
areas, cross streets and utilize public transportation while using a cane in
order to prepare for employment and to live independently. 

Certification as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist is required.

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 :


Post Ending Date :06/11/2018




Jennifer Wright

Kentucky Career Center

Office for the Blind

275 East Main Street Mail Stop 2-EJ

Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 782-3407

Toll Free (800) 321-6668

Fax: (502) 564-6745

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