[nfbmi-talk] Job Opportunity
f.wurtzel at att.net
Wed Dec 3 16:48:18 UTC 2014
Bob Robertson is supposed to do these things. MCB nor BS4BP has ever done
these functions adequately. In the beginning, the 2020 process had promise
of doing some of these things until it was clear that management was unhappy
with some of the directions which were emerging.
We need to develop a strategy to disrupt the status quo at BS4BP unless we
enjoy being abused on an ongoing basis. Clearly, BS4BP is not coming to
us. We need to figure out how to carry the fight to them.
From: nfbmi-talk [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Terry
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Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 8:33 AM
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Job Opportunity
How sad and too bad the functions of this position are absent in Michigan
rehabilitation services to the blind of Michigan.
Vocational Rehabilitation Manager (PCN 05-2106)
Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of
Rehabilitation is recruiting for a Vocational Rehabilitation Manager for
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is recruiting for an
vocational rehabilitation professional that will be able to assume a broad
of managerial duties of the Anchorage-Western Region with an office in
the incumbent is also responsible of VR service provisions to Nome,
and surrounding areas.
The manager will assist and direct counselors and assistants in the
services to individuals with disabilities seeking entry or re-entry into the
Additionally, the manager will ensure the quality of rehabilitation services
monitoring and oversight. A key component of this position is to train
rehabilitation counselors regarding clinical, policy and ethical issues in
delivery; participate on agency management team in strategic planning and
development; and monitor documentation of casework for compliance with state
Examples of Duties:
Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the daily operation of all office
in a region or equivalent catchment geographical area.
Direct and facilitate the formation and progress of self-managed work teams;
and resolve problems and issues through additional training and
team and individual empowerment. Assists in consensus building; helps team
redefine roles and responsibilities; develops feedback systems for team
Delegates decision making responsibilities to teams and employees as growth
Develops methods for achieving involvement of individuals with disabilities
Selects/participates in the selection of employees; assures that performance
are completed; prepares or assists in the preparation of evaluations by
teams. Acts as regional arbiter of personnel disputes, grievances and
of work while encouraging teams to participate in these functions.
Meets with community organizations and advocacy groups to explain and find
for division programs. Listens to concerns and encourages participation in
program efforts. Works toward achieving acceptance of individuals with
by employers, schools, service providers, etc.
Develops regional plans based upon the division's strategic plan by holding
forums. Integrates the needs and concerns of providers, public, individuals
disabilities and staff.
Finalizes and approves the regional budget and accompanying plan to
objectives of the region and agency within the geographic areas of the
a similar manner plans and budgets for case services, commodities,
and contractual services.
Assists central office and regional personnel in the review of service
to assure that contractual responsibilities and the needs of individuals
Participates in the development of division procedural guidelines. Manages
statewide resources for individuals with disabilities to ensure individual's
needs are met.
Trains new and existing staff on the vocational rehabilitation process, new
division policy, laws, regulations, and ethics. In conjunction with the
training coordinator, analyzes staff training needs, develops curriculum,
training courses on a regional and occasional statewide basis.
The division is looking to recruit a candidate with the following knowledge,
( please note that the following bullet points will need to be highlighted
cover letter, along with additional information that is outlined in the
section below . Please see the "additional required information" section for
d Experience ineffective development, implementation, management, continuous
and innovation of vocational rehabilitation related services including on a
level for persons with disabilities;
d Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with team members to
implement and achieve successful outcomes related to agency strategic plans
d Ability to serve in a lead role as a supervisor, mentor and/or team leader
the successful development, innovation, sustainability and continuous
of various initiatives;
d Experience with successfully developing, implementing and sustaining
collaboration to enhance employment outcomes for persons with disabilities;
d Strong professional communications skills, both verbal and written,
with a wide variety of audiences;
d Strong organizational skills with the ability to discern and prioritize
d Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and to meet varying,
timelines and goals;
d Flexibility and willingness to work in an environment with changing
d Ability to work with confidential, sensitive information; and
d Fluency with MS Office 2007 applications with an emphasis on managing
tasks and calendar events.
For more information on the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and our
please review the following web site: http://www.labor.alaska.gov/dvr/
A Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) from the Commission on
Two years of advanced professional vocational rehabilitation counseling
The required experience includes work such as a Vocational Rehabilitation
III with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
One year of expert, consultant professional vocational counseling
required experience includes work such as a Vocational Rehabilitation
with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
One year of experience managing or coordinating the delivery of
career counseling, specialized education, vocational evaluation, or other
to people with disabilities.
Additional Required Information:
NOTE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet
qualifications for this position, applicants are ALSO required to attach a
letter to be considered for this position. If you do not provide a Cover
following the instructions outlined below, you will NOT advance to the next
in the recruitment process and your application will be processed as
Your cover letter must provide the following information:
d Provide a detailed explanation of how you meet the minimum qualifications
in the job announcement. Please describe your education and/or work
it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
d The cover letter must highlight your knowledge, skills and abilities as
to the information outlined in the job description above. Give a specific
in its own separate paragraph, to demonstrate your experience for each of
d The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and should be formatted
traditional letter style complete with date, inside address, subject line,
body of letter, complimentary close, and signature block. Applicants are
to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar. Paragraphs
body of the letter may be numbered or bulleted.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it
if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact number
in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact
obtain a fax number). Applicant Profiles and Job Qualification Summaries
reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they
not clearly supported, you will not advance to the interview phase of the
If you are selected for an interview, please provide the following at the
d Resume, with detailed professional work history;
d Names and daytime telephone numbers of three (3) professional references;
d University/college transcripts;
d Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certificate; and
d Two (2) most recent job performance evaluations. If evaluations are
please provide two (2) letters of recommendation from past employers.
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website.
accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as
any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska login to successfully
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications,
must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not
degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts
required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum
for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or
at the time of interview.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet
above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show
the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that
in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education
been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S.
programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other
one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject
applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your
provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also
the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or
Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported
qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not
the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant
during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety
after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply
recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the
hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be
by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application
the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For
on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost
Help page located at
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with
(ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary
or services, or alternative communication formats, please call
465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division
& Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of
is an equal opportunity employer.
WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors
directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or
if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be
recruitment.services at alaska.gov .
For applicant password assistance please visit:
For specific information in reference to the position please contact the
Chief of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
mariah.krueger at alaska.gov
Workplace Alaska - 8 days ago
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