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STATE VR COUNSELOR/ANALYST - 48004884

Date: Dec 6, 2017

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33189

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Requisition No: 25811 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: STATE VR COUNSELOR/ANALYST - 48004884

Position Number: 48004884 

Salary:  $3,221.66 Monthly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/13/2017 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
LOCATION: AREA 6, UNIT 23A 
STATE VR COUNSELOR ANALYST

Position Number: 48004884
Minimum Hiring Salary: $3,221.66 Monthly

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 Advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to 6 months.

Minimum Requirements:

Establish and maintain education and experience requirements, to ensure that the personnel have a 21st century understanding of the evolving labor force and the needs of individuals with disabilities.

CRC Certification

Certification as a:

  • Rehabilitation Counselor from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, or
  • Eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as determined by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification

    At the time of application, the applicant must provide a valid Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate or produce a letter of eligibility to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam, issued within a year of application for employment.

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Attainment of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study reasonably related to vocational rehabilitation, to indicate a level of competency and skill demonstrating basic preparation in a field of study such as:

  • vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • social work
  • psychology
  • disability studies
  • business administration
  • human resources
  • special education
  • supported employment
  • customized employment
  • economics
  • another field that reasonable prepares individuals to work with consumers and employers

    Years of Experience

    For each year of work experience required in the qualifications, an applicant shall have 12 months of full-time work experience to receive credit for an entire year.

    Bachelor’s degree plus not less than 3 years of paid or unpaid experience consisting of:

  • direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center
  • direct service for advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities
  • direct experience as an employer
  • direct experience as a small business owner or operator
  • direct experience in self employment
  • experience in human resources
  • experience in recruitment
  • experience in supervising employees
  • experience in training
  • experience in other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environments

    Advanced Degree

    Attainment of a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study such as:

  • vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • law
  • social work
  • psychology
  • disability studies
  • business administration
  • human resources
  • special education
  • management
  • public administration
  • another field that reasonably provides confidence in:
    • the employment sector
    • in a disability field
    • or in both business-related and rehabilitation-related fields

      Years of Experience

      For each year of work experience required in the qualifications, an applicant shall have 12 months of full-time work experience to receive credit for an entire year.

      Advanced degree plus not less than 2 years of paid or unpaid experience consisting of:

  • direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center
  • direct service for advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities
  • direct experience as an employer
  • direct experience as a small business owner or operator
  • direct experience in self employment
  • experience in human resources
  • experience in recruitment
  • experience in supervising employees
  • experience in training
  • experience in other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environments

    Job Description:

    This position is responsible for providing independent, professional vocational rehabilitation consultation to private providers for the provision and coordination of complex services in order that individuals with diverse disabilities may attain or maintain employment. Develops resources and implements special projects to expedite and expand services.

     

    Provides consultation and serves as a liaison with private providers in providing counseling, job placement opportunities, guidance and career planning for individual with diverse disabilities who require complex rehabilitation strategies. Facilitates and evaluates casework to ensure that private providers work with eligible individuals in the public/private partnership to attain quality employment outcomes. Evaluates and ensures that individuals are permitted to exercise informed choice throughout the rehabilitation process.

     

    Provides information and suggested revisions impacting service delivery policy.

     

    Ensures the accuracy of case work completed by the private provider.  Completes eligibility determinations. Reviews, approves and signs Individualized Plan for Employment, designated reviews and case closures made by private providers.

     

    Monitors to assure the appropriate use of available resources.  Responsible for approving and providing signature authority on all client services authorizations prepared by the private provider. Manages resources and/or provides technical assistance for financial accountability in accordance with state and federal regulations and policies.

    Accesses and updates automated client information, maintains records, produces correspondence and performs other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities.

     

    Provides technical assistance to private providers’ associates to enhance the understanding of policies and procedures in the vocational rehabilitation process. Recommends training experiences to enhance professional competencies and practices.

    Prepares reports regarding quantity, quality and timeliness of services based on case reviews and automated client information.

    Performs related duties as required.

     

     ***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. ***

     

    STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

    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.

    STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Employees with up to 5 years of creditable service earn 8.667 hours per month, with 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month and those with over 10 years of service earn 13 hours per month.
  • Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month
  • Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – State pays 80% of premium
  • Life Insurance – State pays premium for $25,000 basic term life insurance for full time employee
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.
  • Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available
  • Tax Deferred Savings Program available through payroll deduction

    Benefits information can be found on the following website:

    http://mybenefits.myflorida.com/

     

    RESUME:

    If you wish to submit a resume with your application, please attach when applying for this vacancy.  Be sure to include the Requisition ID number, 48004884 for this specific vacancy on each page of your resume.

     

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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