New job VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR in Arizona
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
Company : State of Arizona
Salary : $42,000 - $48,000 a year
Location : Arizona
The Department of Economic Security, Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf with the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). This position will report to the Supervisor/Program Manager and provides vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing and or have a combined vision and hearing loss independent of, or including with disabilities to address impediments to employment and gain the skills to enter or retain employment.
Based on your qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following tiers:
- Entry Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor/ RCD
- Intermediate Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor/ RCD
- Senior Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor/ RCD
Annual salary is commensurate with education and qualifications, ranging from $42,000.00 to $48,000.00
- Introduces clients to the vocational rehabilitation program including program eligibility criteria and client’s right and responsibilities.
- Reviews client’s medical and/or psychological information to identify employment needs and goals as well as available services and resources.
- Provides vocational counseling, career exploration, and labor market exploration to determine suitable employment goals.
- Meets with clients on one on one basis to problem solve and establish or modify an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
- Provides case management and maintains regular contact with clients, service providers, and collaborative programs, and assess services and IPE progress.
- Manages fiscal resources including authorizing, reviewing, and payment of services.
Intermediate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
- Same duties as listed above and the following duties:
- Provides case management to clients with complex needs and goals
- Serves as program liaison for specialized groups
- Provides guidance to Entry Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
- Same duties listed above and the following duties:
- May serve as back up to the Rehabilitation Supervisor
- Provides case management to clients with high complexity level
- Knowledge of Federal and State laws, statutes, rules, regulations pertaining to vocational rehabilitation services.
- At least one year of case management experience.
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
- Broad knowledge of physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities.
- Familiar with referral and community resources.
- Understands computer access technology and assistive aids & devices.
- Knowledge of occupational opportunities and labor market trends.
- Ability to motivate clients in achieving goals.
- Effective oral and written communication.
- Strong time management skills.
- Resourceful and problem solver.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Must demonstrate a minimum of an intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) as evidenced by any of the following credentials: Registry of Interpreters for the deaf (RID): Certificate of Interpretation (CI), Certificate of Transliteration (CT), Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC), Interpreter Certification (IC), Transliteration Certificate (TC); SC:L (Specialty Certification: Legal); NIC (National Interpreter Certification) or any RID accreditation that is acceptable for state licensure; Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI): Basic; Advanced, Master, Court Interpreter Certificate; Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA): a score of 3.5 or higher; Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) rating of INTERMEDIATE or above; or be a native ASL user. If none of these credentials are documented, the candidate will be required to have their communications evaluated by a certified ASL interpreter as part of the interview process.
- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
- Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
- Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
- The position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
- Be subject to a search of Child Protective Services Central Registry and Adult Protective Services pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459
- Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
- 10 holidays per year
- Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
- Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
- Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
- Career Advancement Opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
- Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-392-3471.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.