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REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND (OPS)- 48006190

Date: Dec 2, 2018

Location: TAMPA, FL, US, 33609

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Requisition No: 49140 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: REHABILITATION SPECIALIST-BLIND (OPS)- 48006190

Position Number: 48006190 

Salary:  $13.22 / hour 

Posting Closing Date: 12/17/2018 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:   Tampa 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

 

 

 

Job Description

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing direct job development and placement services for blind and visually impaired consumers of the Division of Blind Services. Develop and provide job opportunities for eligible individuals through the use of marketing and job development techniques. Make contacts and meet with employers for the purpose of identifying prospective job opportunities. Provide job coaching and other support services to obtain competitive employment.

Examples of Work

  • Conducts client intake.
  • Assesses client’s resources.
  • Performs job placement and job development activities for clients.
  • Performs follow-up and maintains client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
  • Interviews, counsels and evaluates clients to determine individual therapeutic activity needs.
  • Consults with other professionals and team members concerning recommended programs.
  • Prepares reports on clients progress and their reactions to various activities.
  • Evaluates rehabilitation therapy programs and makes recommendations for adjustment and revisions.
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with a diverse group of blind and visually impaired clients to determine their eligibility for rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational independent living or educational goal.
  • Determines existing problems and evaluates individual needs for achieving independence in daily living, in acquiring communication skills and/or obtaining suitable employment.
  • Develops community contacts for employment opportunities, similar benefits and socialization.
  • Assists in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines for program planning.

     

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: Tampa

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