[nfb-talk] Rehab Counselor Job Rochester, Minnesota

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Sep 24 06:52:26 UTC 2009

Minnesota State Services for the Blind has an opening for a 
Rehabilitation Counselor in Rochester, Minnesota.  For those of you 
who know her -- this is Jan Bailey's job.  We are sorry to se her go 
and would really like to find somebody who is good, for the position 
-- info below.

Date Posted:   09/22/2009
Closing Date:   10/01/2009
Hiring Agency:   Employment & Econ Development Dept
Location:   Rochester
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   09DEED000195
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   Human Resources
Classified Status:   Classified

Job Description:   This position is part of the State Services for 
the Blind, located in Rochester.

To plan and provide individualized vocational rehabilitation services 
needed to facilitate the achievement of the customer's vocational 
rehabilitation goal.

Develop, monitor and maintain case services budget, which accurately 
reflects the supports needed by each customer to reach an employment goal.

Assess eligibility for services according to Federal guidelines and 
Unit Policy, minimizing the length of time that passes between the 
date of application and the date of eligibility determination.

Carry out a comprehensive assessment of all factors relevant to the 
development and preparation of the Individualized Plan for Employment 
(IPE) in accordance with Federal law and Unit Policy.

Working in partnership with the customer, implement and successfully 
complete IPEs resulting in gainful employment.

Provide support to the overall mission of the WorkForce Development 
Unit through a variety of activities.

There is extensive traveling (same day) in Southeastern Minnesota and 
to Twin Cities area, primarily to visit clients.
Minimum Qualifications:   To qualify, you must have a Master's degree 
in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely-related field (e.g., 
Rehabilitation Teaching, Employment/Placement Counseling, Counseling 
and Guidance, Educational Psychology) with graduate-level coursework 
in each of the following: theories and techniques of counseling; 
medical/psycho-social aspects of disability; assessment; and 
occupational information or job placement.

You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Mail to: Dept of 
Employment and Economic Development, Attn: Susan Zeches, 1st National 
Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200, St. Paul, MN 55101 
or fax to 651-297-5343.

Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, 
skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. 
The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to 
perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required 
skills for this position, the department may contact you.

NOTE: This position is being posted concurrently for internal 
candidates and if not filled with an internal candidate will be 
filled through this competitive announcement.

To ensure consideration for this position, once you submit your 
resume through Resume Builder, you must apply directly to posting 
number 09DEED000195 by checking the "Apply for this job" box found 
near the top of this announcement.
How to Apply:   You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume 
through the online Resume Builder at 
You may copy and paste in your existing resume or let the software 
create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your 
contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also 
collects your work preference information so we can match you with 
future job openings that meet your interests.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions 
(including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among 
the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a 
job with another branch of state government, you are highly 
encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please 
direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a 
completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: 
Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 
658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting 
number of this job on your application. The paper application is 
available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state 
agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.
Contact for More Information:   Sue Zeches, 651/259-7107 / 
sue.zeches at state.mn.us.

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