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OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48006053

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33401

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Requisition No: 85150 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN - 48006053

Position Number: 48006053 

Salary:  $13.00 hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/21/2021 

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
LOCATION: West Palm Beach, Unit 21A
OPS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN

Position Number: 48006053
Minimum Hiring Salary: $13.00 hourly

The salary may be negotiable dependent upon years of experience, education level and available salary rate. 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. 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."

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

 

This position works in West Palm Beach as a Vocational Rehabilitation Technician.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

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; 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.

 

  • Receives referrals of school to work transition cases.  Refers these referrals to providers for pre-employment training.  Keeps up-to-date and accurate records of referrals.  Maintains up-to-date case notes on the referral cases.  Provides appropriate feedback to the schools. 
  • 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.
  • 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.***

 

SALARY WILL BE $11.82 HOURLY.

 

WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

  1. State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan
  2. Participation in state group insurance package
  3. Deferred Compensation Plan
  4. Employee Assistance Program

 

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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami