[nfbmi-talk] FW: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor JobOpening

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at comcast.net
Tue Aug 25 19:52:15 CDT 2009



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[mailto:nfbaffiliatepresidents-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of C. Smyth
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:42 PM
To: NFB Affiliate Presidents List; NFB Chapter Presidents discussion list
Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
JobOpening

Please feel free to share this job announcement with others.  It would be
great if
this position could be filled with a Federationist!!
Charlene Smyth
NFBWV President
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
DATE:
  AUGUST 25, 2009
RS01010
PAGE: 1
SENIOR REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
MASTER'S DEGREE
CLASSIFIED POSITION VACANCIES 001
LOCATION:             EDUCATION AND THE ARTS
                             DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
                             CLARKSBURG DISTRICT OFFICE
                             HARRISON COUNTY
SCHEDULE:             DAY SHIFT           UNLIMITED ORIGINAL FULL-TIME PERM.
FTE:                       1.00
DUTIES:                 UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE DISTRICT
MANAGER, WILL
PROVIDE EXPERT LEVEL PROFESSIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES TO BLIND AND
VISUALLY IMPAIRED
INDIVIDUALS FOR DISTRICT II CLIENTS IN HARRISON, MARION, MONONGALIA,
PRESTON, GILMER,
RANDOLPH, TUCKER, BARBOUR, TAYLOR, UPSHUR, AND LEWIS COUNTIES. DUTIES
INCLUDE, BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO: ACCEPTING REFERRALS, INTERVIEWING CLIENTS AND EVALUATING
ELIGIBILITY
FOR SERVICES, PROVIDING AND ARRANGING FOR NECESSARY DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS,
AND INTERPRETING
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND VOCATIONAL DATA TO DETERMINE THE REHABILITATION NEEDS OF
THE CLIENT.
WILL DEVELOP IEP'S WITH THE CLIENT, ARRANGE AND MONITOR TRAINING ACTIVITIES,
UTILIZE
AND COORDINATE THIRD PARTY FUNDING, PROVIDE COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE, AND
ASSIST CLIENTS
IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL AND VOCATIONAL QUALITIES CONDUCIVE TO
OBTAINING DESIRED
EMPLOYMENT GOALS. WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE CLIENT ON JOB
OPPORTUNITIES IN
THE LABOR MARKET, PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE AND FOLLOW-UP SERVICES,
AND FUNCTION
AS LIAISON IN THE AREA TO VARIOUS SOCIAL/ALLIED AGENCIES. MUST HAVE GOOD
VERBAL AND
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND POSSESS THE ABILITY TO MEET WITH EMPLOYERS
AND OTHER
AGENCIES TO PROMOTE THE PHILOSOPHY OF REHABILITATION. TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE
DISTRICT
IS REQUIRED, THEREFORE, A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION THAT THE
APPLICANT
WILL PROVIDE A RELIABLE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION IS REQUIRED. THIS INDIVIDUAL
WILL
ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH
ORGANIZATIONS
AFFILIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS. PERFORMS OTHER RELATED
WORK
AS REQUIRED. IN ADDITION, THE REHABILITATION COUNSELOR MUST BE WILLING TO
TAKE ADDITIONAL
TRAINING FOR LEARNING SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR CODING AND FOR ASSISTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
AND SPECIAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BLIND INDIVIDUALS.
*PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH AN APPROPRIATE MASTER'S
DEGREE.*
DATE:
  AUGUST 25, 2009
            RS1010
            PAGE: 2
REQUIREMENTS:       TRAINING:
 A MASTER'S DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN
REHABILITATION COUNSELING,
COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE, SOCIAL WORK, NURSING, OR RELATED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
FIELDS.
EXPERIENCE:
 TWO YEARS OF FULL-TIME OR EQUIVALENT PART-TIME PAID EXPERIENCE IN
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
COUNSELING.
PROMOTIONAL ONLY:
A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AND FOUR YEARS
OF FULL-TIME
OR EQUIVALENT PART-TIME PAID EXPERIENCE AS A VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
COUNSELOR
OF WHICH TWO YEARS MUST HAVE BEEN WITH THE EMPLOYING AGENCY.
SALARY:                 PAY GRADE 15 $31,164.00 - $57,660.00
DEADLINE:             SEPTEMBER 03, 2009
TO APPLY:              SEND DIVISION OF PERSONNEL APPLICATION TO:
TERRY W. BLAIR
REHABILITATION SERVICES
STATE CAPITOL, PO BOX 50890
CHARLESTON, WV 25305
PLEASE INCLUDE POSTING NUMBER RS1010 ON APPLICATION
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