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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CONSULTANT - 48004885

Date:  Nov 10, 2022
Location: 

MIAMI, FL, US, 33126 MIAMI GARDENS, FL, US, 33169 MIAMI, FL, US, 33189


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Requisition No: 646402 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION CONSULTANT - 48004885

Position Number: 48004885 

Salary:  $3,332.79 Monthly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/22/2023 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
LOCATION:  AREA 6, MIAMI UNIT 23G
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

Position Number: 48004885
Minimum Hiring Salary:
$3,332.79 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.

 

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:

The employee must be productive under tight timeframes, balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal-directed behavior and performance sometimes under stressful conditions. 

The employee must interact courteously with others.

The employee’s performance and behavior must demonstrate consideration of the workload concerns of others and must not negatively affect productivity and morale of the unit. Attendance is an essential function of this position.

This position is responsible for providing technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation issues to internal and external customers, and developing resources and implementing special projects to expedite and expand services on an Area-wide basis.  This position is also responsible for providing independent, professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with diverse disabilities with the provision and coordination of complex services in order that they may attain or maintain employment.  The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities.

Provides consultation to VR Counselors and Supervisors.  Assesses medical, psychological, and/or vocational information to determine eligibility and to develop individualized services to achieve vocational outcomes.  Provides technical assistance to internal and external customers for the Area.  Conducts and/or provides assistance to counselors in providing in-depth interviews of individuals with disabilities requiring complex rehabilitation strategies to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services and developing an employment outcome.

Consults with internal customers regarding, and provides counseling and guidance in career planning for, individuals with disabilities who require complex rehabilitation strategies and coordinates or negotiates services leading to successful employment outcomes.

Develops and provides consultation to the Area staff regarding employer contacts and serves as liaison with employers.  Devises placement opportunities to assist eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining appropriate employment.  Provides selective job development and placement and provides technical assistance on the use of employment strategies to internal and external customers.  Coordinates, collaborates, facilitates, or directs, with a team approach, other placement activities including, but not limited to job development, job analysis, job forecasting.  Provides technical assistance and training to internal and external customers.

Manages resources and/or provides technical assistance regarding financial accountability according to State and Federal regulations and policies.  Assesses needs and develops appropriate resources for the Area.

Assesses training needs, provides technical assistance, and conducts specialized training to internal customers.  Participates and provides training experiences designed to enhance professional competency and the understanding of policy, procedures, and good practices in vocational rehabilitation.

Performs other 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.***

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, 646402 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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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