[nfbmi-talk] vr counselor opening nebraska

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Thu Apr 28 23:05:41 UTC 2011


Could we send all of the Executive Management Team at the Michigan 
Commission for the Blind for 600 hours of immersion?

You didn't think that slipped by me in here did you Chris??? lol...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christine Boone" <Christine_Boone at comcast.net>
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Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 4:04 PM
Subject: [nfbmi-talk] vr counselor opening nebraska

> REV:  12/10
> CLASS CODE:      C72512
> Location:  Kearney Nebraska
> Closing Date:  May 2, 2011
> Apply online at:
> http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nebraska/default.cfm?&promotiona
> ljobs=0&transfer=0
> DESCRIPTION:  Under general supervision, performs complex,
> specialized vocational counseling, guidance and placement for
> individuals with visual impairments and/or other disabilities;
> performs related work as assigned.
> DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:  (A position is assigned to this
> class based on the scope and level of work performed as outlined
> below.)
> This class is distinguished from the Vocational Rehabilitation
> Counselor I class by the scope and level of work performed and
> the amount of independence in which to perform the assigned
> tasks.  Positions allocated to the Vocational Rehabilitation
> Technician class are responsible to perform a variety of
> supportive functions in the rehabilitation of persons with visual
> impairment and/or other disability.  Positions allocated to the
> Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor class, on a regular and
> recurring basis, supervise a minimum of three rehabilitation
> and/or counseling staff.
> Positions allocated to the Visually Impaired Orientation
> Counselor series perform counseling and provided teaching to
> assist clients in adjusting to blindness.
> EXAMPLES OF WORK:  (A position may not be assigned all the duties
> listed, nor do these examples include all the duties that may be
> assigned.)
> Performs interviews, diagnostic services, testing, job training
> and job placement of eligible clients; confers with clients to
> discuss options and goals.
> Provides follow-up services for clients in all aspects of
> vocational adjustment; monitors and records clients' progress and
> ensures goals and objectives are met.
> Assists in coordinating training, re-socialization, remedial
> education and overall client programming.
> Arranges for intelligence, psychological, vocational interest,
> aptitude testing and other tests and evaluations to obtain
> information in regards to assessing clients' needs and developing
> rehabilitation plans.
> Assists district or unit supervisors with program needs and
> evaluation and may be involved in corollary administrative
> functions.
> Serves as a resource person to the professional staff in
> vocational rehabilitation related matters.
> Prepares and maintains required reports, correspondence, case
> files and records.
> Develops and maintains relationships with originating agencies,
> schools, community organizations and public employers.
> perform the work assigned.)
> Knowledge of:  vocational rehabilitation counseling methods and
> techniques; human behavior and performance; medical and mental
> disabilities and their effects on the rehabilitation process;
> adaptive equipment available for clients served; principles and
> procedures for training development and instruction; group
> behavior and dynamics; basic sign language.
> Skill in:  interviewing others to collect essential information;
> communicating to convey information; monitoring and assessing
> performance and implementing actions; reviewing information to
> develop options and implement solutions.
> Ability to: learn, interpret and apply provisions of the
> Rehabilitation Act; collect, analyze and evaluate data to apply
> to the development and implementation of a rehabilitation plan;
> maintain accurate records; establish and maintain cooperative
> working relationships.
> MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Applicants will be screened for
> possession of these qualifications.   Applicants who need
> accommodation in the selection process should request this in
> advance.)
> Bachelor's degree in social science, behavioral science, social
> work, counseling/guidance, psychology, sociology, human
> development, education or related and three years experience.  OR
> Master's degree in any of the above mentioned fields or related
> area and one year experience.  Experience providing vocational
> rehabilitation counseling or related area may substitute for the
> educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
> Positions in this class may require an employee to possess a
> valid driver's license, or the ability to provide independent
> authorized transportation, and provide a passenger vehicle with
> adequate liability insurance in order to perform work-related
> travel.
> Successful candidates for employment must be able to
> satisfactorily pass an extensive criminal background check and
> driver's license screening.  All new hires will complete 600
> hours of immersion training in Lincoln, at NCBVI expense, at the
> Nebraska Center for the Blind to learn the alternative skills of
> blindness (cane travel, Braille, assistive technology, activities
> of daily living, etc.); those completing the training will be
> certified as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors for the blind.
> Work is performed under the direct supervision of a district or
> unit supervisor.  Field assignments and travel are involved in
> varying degrees.
> Fatos Floyd, CRC, CVRCB
> Director, Nebraska Center for the Blind
> Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> Our Mission:
> Empowering blind individuals,
> Promoting opportunities,
> and building belief in the blind.
> (402) 471-8120
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