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OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48006013

Date: Dec 1, 2017

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401

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Requisition No: 25331 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48006013

Position Number: 48006013 

Salary:  $14.00 Per Hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
LOCATION: WEST PALM BEACH 
OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN

Position Number: 48006013
Minimum Hiring Salary: $14.00 Hourly 

This position is part time (20 hours per week)

 

Our Mission is "to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence." Our Vision is "to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees."

 

This position works in West Palm Beach as a part time OPS Vocational Rehabilitation Technician

 

Minimum Requirements:

This part time (20 hour) position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral or rehabilitation science, education or related field. Experience in counseling, job placement, job coaching or the public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

Job Description:

This is work assisting Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors to provide services to eligible individuals with disabilities related to the coordination of customer activities or special projects and in compliance with Federal and State requirements.  The person in this position is expected to perform administrative support and/or technical assistance to a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) unit and its customers.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK  

Assists counselor with contract checklists.

Works directly with customers by obtaining and verifying referral information.

Receives, tracks, and submits monthly reports as assigned.

Facilitates orientation and assists in processing consumer applications for Vocational Rehabilitation services. 

Schedules appointments and notifies customer of counselor assignment. 

Conducts preliminary interviews as assigned.

Assists in identifying resources of comparable benefits in the community. 

Coordinates customers’ transportation.   

Assists customers with purchasing of services approved on the IPE.

Provides comparison costs for purchases.

Completes the authorization process as required.

Works with the counselor to ensure that services listed on the IPE are scheduled and completed.   

Maintains ongoing contact with customers to ensure vocational progress.

Assists Counselor and Supervisor with job placement and follow-up services. 

Assists Counselor and Supervisor in meeting Federal and State mandates for service delivery.

Assists in locating customers when services have been interrupted.

Verifies Customers’ employment and training status.

Develops and recruits new vendors.

Communicates with community partners to expedite services for new and existing customers.  

Processes files for case closure.

Documents activities in customers’ case records.

Answers phones and filing as required.

Attendance is an essential function of this position.

 

 ***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

 

BENEFITS INFORMATION 

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

 

Participation in certain State Group Insurance benefits (must meet eligibility requirements). See Who Is Eligible at:  http://www.myflorida.com/mybenefits/Health/Who_Is_Eligible.htm

Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory

The “Florida Discount Drug Card” program: http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/

The “Cover Florida” Health Care Access program: https://www.peopleshealthinsurance.com/cover-florida-health-insurance/

The “Florida KidCare” Health Insurance program: http://floridakidcare.org

Deferred Compensation - voluntary

Employee Assistance Program - voluntary

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan - mandatory

Workers’ Compensation - mandatory

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

Any form of paid leave

Paid holidays

Participation in the Florida Retirement System

Reinstatement rights or retention rights

 

Background Screening Requirement:

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

 

All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.

No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.

 

Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies. 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami