Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: $21.54/hr (depending on experience)
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist: $19.24/hr
- Conducts initial intake interviews with participants for the purpose of obtaining information and establishing positive working relationships.
- Explains participant rights and responsibilities and provides information regarding the vocational rehabilitation program and processes.
- Collects and analyzes information obtained from participant interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals and diagnostic evaluations to assess participants' abilities and needs and determines eligibility for services.
- Arranges for evaluations and standardized testing including physical, psychological, neuropsychological, academic and vocational testing in order to obtain pertinent information to assess participant's needs and to develop their rehabilitation plans.
- Assists participants in becoming actively engaged in their rehabilitation plans and supports them in making meaningful and informed choices regarding the selection of vocational goals and other rehabilitation services.
- Utilizes and applies professional counseling techniques to assist participants with vocational, personal and psychological adjustments throughout the rehabilitation process.
- Plans and arranges for courses of study or training and monitors participant's training program when applicable.
- Analyzes participant's finances to determine their ability to invest in their rehabilitation plan.
- Identifies barriers to participant's employment including inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules and transportation issues and works with them to develop strategies to overcome these barriers such as finding resources and coordinating needed services.
- Contacts and develops relationships with employers in order to provide employment opportunities and placements for participants.
- Provides counseling and guidance to participants in the establishment of small business enterprises and monitors the selection and financing of business needs.
- Develops and maintains an on-going referral system with other public and private entities.
- Markets vocational programs and acts as a liaison with public and private entities.
- Prepares and maintains records and case files, including documentation such as participant's personal and eligibility information, services provided, medical records, narratives of participant contacts and other relevant correspondence.
- Ensures appropriate and prudent stewardship of public funds by utilizing comparable benefits, analyzing participant's financial resources, following state procurement policies and securing Social Security.
- Administration (SSA) reimbursements when applicable.
- Authorizes and monitors caseload fiscal expenditures.
- Negotiates and meets assigned performance goals.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor level:
A Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program
- Current CRC designation issued by the CRCC; OR a current LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) designation issued by the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses (DOPL). A CRC designation is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications for Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist level:
- Bachelor's or Master's degree (or currently in a Master's degree program) in a related field of study (to include but not limited to) Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling (without Theories and Techniques of Counseling course in the degree) will be considered under special circumstances. Incumbent must complete educational requirements to be eligible to take the examination for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. This requirement must be met within 5 years of date of hire as a condition of continued employment with IDVR.
Travel is required.
Click on the green "Apply" button above to apply in the system. Ensure your profile, including your resume, is up to date. Please ensure the following are attached:
- College Transcripts supporting your degree.
- Current resume.
- Copy of any Current Certifications or Licenses.
This position is non-classified and exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
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