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DOE/VR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48004769 1

Date:  Jan 12, 2023
Location: 

PALMETTO, FL, US, 34221


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Requisition No: 756421 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: DOE/VR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48004769 1

Position Number: 48004769 

Salary:  $2,600.00 Per Month 

Posting Closing Date: 02/12/2023 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

LOCATION: Palmetto Located in Manatee County

 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN

Position Number: 48004769

Monthly Hiring Salary: $2,600.00

 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people with physical or mental disabilities be successful in employment.  VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.  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.”

 

*Preference given for direct experience, bilingual/Spanish speaking skills, and education.  This advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies in Area 5 for up to 6 months.*

 

For your application to be considered:

  • Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must be disclosed. 
  • All fields must be complete (supervisor name, phone numbers, addresses, etc.).
  • Gaps in employment that exceed three (3) months must be explained during that time period (unemployed, caretaker, etc.).
  • All employment history must be in chronological order by date with the most recent employer first.

 

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 PERFORMED:

 

  • Works directly with customers by obtaining and verifying referral information.
  • Receives, tracks, and submits monthly reports as assigned.
  • Schedules appointments and notifies customer of counselor assignment.
  • 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.
  • Verifies Customers’ employment and training status.
  • Develops and recruits new vendors.
  • Communicates with community partners to expedite services for new and existing customers. 
  • Documents activities in customers’ case records.
  • Answers phones and filing as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to interview clients to identify needs.
  • Ability to provide information and referral services.
  • Ability to locate and develop community resources.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities.
  • Ability to actively listen to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding information on internal and external customer. 
  • Ability to select and use information from the management information system. 
  • Ability to use agency automated systems. 
  • Ability to participate in a unit team.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university.  Experience in a counseling, job placement, job coaching or public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

 STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • State pays 80% of premium for health insurance - employee pays $180 (family) or $50 (individual) monthly.
  • State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required
  • 10 Paid Holidays annually
  • Employees with creditable service up to: 5 years earn 8.667 hours per month / 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month / 10 years earn 13 hours per month.
  • Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month
  • 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/

 

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 requirement of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment of 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.

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.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa