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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor / Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee

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State Of Virginia Henrico , VA 23223

Posted 5 months ago


Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)

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Job Description

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is currently seeking a motivated Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services, in compliance with federal, state, and agency policy and procedures, which result in employment and enhanced independent living for persons with disabilities. Core services include guidance and counseling, training, physical/mental restoration, and job placement services.

The incumbent in this position will provide services to Richmond City, Henrico, Hanover, New Kent and Charles City Counties. Caseload consists of adults with multiple disabilities and students in transition.

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.

Participates in community outreach, collaborates closely with local Community Services Boards and School Districts, and serves as a liaison to other treatment providers in the community.

The agency has the option of filling this job at the Counselor I (Trainee) level if fully qualified applicants are interviewed and not selected. The salary range for a Counselor I (Trainee) is $30,239 ?? 66,683. The salary range for a Counselor II (fully qualified) is $38,922 - $83,649.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of the social, economic, medical, vocational and emotional issues impacting persons with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling; ADA compliance; working knowledge of Windows based software; and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with community resources and individuals from diverse environments.

Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field or current CRC credential are required of fully qualified Counselor II candidates. To be considered as a Counselor I (Trainee), individuals must have a Bachelor's degree in a human services or related field and applicable work experience. An individual hired as a Counselor Trainee will be required to sign a Conditions of Employment and must enroll within six months of being hired in an academic program to obtain a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field.

Successful candidate must pass criminal background investigation. College transcripts must accompany application and must display the date the degree (Master's or Bachelor's) was awarded.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Requirements

This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code 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.

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State Of Virginia