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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (RCD)

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The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 540-332-7183 for assistance. Minorities, people with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply.EEO/AA/TTY. To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at: http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (RCD)
Role Title Counselor II - 49012
Job Open Date 01/05/2018
Job Close Date 01/26/2018
Open Until Filled
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range minimum $38,922
Agency Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
Agency Website Click Here for Agency Website
Location Henrico - 087
Sublocation
Position Number 01123
Job Posting Number 1032997
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 04
Job Description

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is seeking a qualified VR Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to eligible persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities in the Richmond and Petersburg metropolitan areas. The incumbent in this position will be fluent in American Sign Language; familiar with aspects of employment issues related to deafness and hearing loss and must be knowledgeable of specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent should be familiar with assistive technology and have the ability to effectively provide counseling assistance related to this specific disability group.

Responsibilities: Provides vocational rehabilitative services including guidance, counseling, training, physical/mental restoration services, and job placement services. Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them become employed. Coordinates service provision to include training/vocational preparation, job placement services, job development, job seeking skills training and rehabilitation technology services.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements: Experience with the principles and practices of vocational service delivery to individuals with disabilities. Experience interviewing, evaluating, and counseling individuals with disabilities. Experience with Caseload Management and Case Documentation. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and tools for career counseling and exploration. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively in writing and verbally. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing. Demonstrated knowledge of Windows based computer software.

Master’s, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or current CRC credential or eligible to sit for the CRC required. College level transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code ยง 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.

Master’s level transcripts or copy of current certification, if applicable, must accompany the application. Please note that the transcripts must display the date that the degree was awarded.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 540-332-7183 for assistance. Minorities, people with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply.EEO/AA/TTY.

To learn more about the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)Certification and or eligibility requirements, please visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website at: http://www.crccertification.com/pages/about_crc_certification/46.php

Contact Information

Name Human Resource Services
Phone 540-332-7183
Fax 804-662-7662
Email
Address

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a Master's, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a Master's, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health, Behavioral Science, Counseling, Disability Studies, Human Relations, Human Services, Marriage and Family Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Psychometrics, Social Work, Special Education or Vocational Assessment/Evaluation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * If you are not a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) please provide a thorough description as to what makes you eligible to sit for the CRC certification.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document