The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for clients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals.
The Certified Vocational Rehab Counselor must have counseling skills, motivational interviewing skills, or related counseling skills. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, creativity, problem-solving, evaluation of services, and time management. Have the ability to communicate with diverse populations, flexibility, handling tasks, maintaining professional demeanor, and the ability to empathize. Have the ability interpret psychological/medical evaluation reports and medical terminology. Develop an individualized written rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Have ability to interview clients to obtain background information and social history; administer psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; make recommendations for admission. Prepare, analyzes and maintain reports including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work records. Must travel using personal vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Professional Work Experience
The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or counselor education; plus, two years of experience in counseling or a related field.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
Must be a licensed counselor in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Prefer an applicant with CPR certification.
KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Therapy and Counseling
Customer and Personal Service
Education and Training
Administration and Management
Sociology and Anthropology
Personnel and Human Resources
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Assisting and Caring for Others
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization
Evaluating Information to Determining Compliance with Standards
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Detailed Work Activities
Maintain client records
Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments
Develop treatment plans for patients or clients
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress
Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility
Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress
Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress
Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients
Arrange physical or mental health services for clients
Applicants applications will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position. If an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements, the application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for a Rehabilitation Counselor position, GS06 $36,155 - The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology or a related field; plus, one year of experience in rehabilitation counseling or a related field.*
Class Code: L098C
FLSA Status: EXEMPT
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00
The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Administers and scores various tests to determine vocational and academic placement of students. Provides career counseling to students regarding chosen vocation, by helping student in assessment interpretation and program selection and sharing information on financial aid, social agencies providing support, and other educational institutions, and counsels individuals on time management and goal setting. Counsels special needs students and at-risk students, individually or in group sessions, concerning social, civic, personal, and educational problems, and refers to alternate sources for assistance. Works with instructors to develop a Individual Written Vocational Plan for special needs and handicapped students and monitors program by observing student's progress. Recruits students by developing and making presentations on school curriculum to regional junior and senior high classes, counselors, civic organizations, social service agencies, and various other interests groups. Monitors and documents job market information, including local industry needs and vocational skill requirements for employment, and maintains confidential student records. Develops extension programs by writing program proposal, hiring instructors, assisting instructors in curriculum development, and establishing admission procedures and standards. Assists instructors in obtaining and compiling student follow-up information, administers Graduate Equivalency Diploma test, attends professional conferences and workshops, and assists with special school functions. May supervise a small administrative support staff. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of vocational education, job placement, career opportunities, and evaluation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling and testing assessment. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate vocational programs for individual student needs and for the vocational unit. Ability to obtain and provide information, guidance, and counseling to students.
The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or counselor education; plus two years of experience in counseling or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Must be licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Board of Examiners in Counseling in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Hot Springs
State Of Arkansas