The State of Nevada is recruiting for multiple Rehabilitation Counselor II's for vacancies in the Reno and Las Vegas areas.
Rehabilitation Counselors at this level manage a caseload budget; determine eligibility or ineligibility; assess rehabilitation needs; develop individualized plans for employment (IPE); coordinate the delivery of services; and provide counseling and advocacy services for individuals whose mental or physical disability presents a barrier to employment and/or selfsufficiency.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor provides services to our clients to return to employment. This position will be responsible for meeting with clients, completing intakes, determining eligibility, providing services focused on assisting our clients with securing employment.
The counselor may collaborate with medical professionals, training specialists, JobConnect and other vendors to assist with the client in returning to work. The Rehabilitation Counselor II may work with a speciality caseload which may include working closely with high school students with disabilities, or the lead counselor on a team that works with those who are deaf or hard of hearing and will communicate in American Sign Language.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or health, social or other related behavioral science.
Proof of eligibility to sit for the Rehabilitation Counselor Certification exam from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification is required at time of application.
Additional Salary Information: Paid medical, dental and vision care; life and disability insurance, eleven paid holidays; 15 days paid each of vacation and sick leave; State retirement system (Nevada PERS); and a tax deferred compensation plan available. State employees do not contribute to Social Security, but do contribute a small percentage to Medicare.
About Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
What is the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation?The Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation’s (DETR) Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is designed to help people with disabilities become employed and to help those already employed perform more successfully through training, counseling and other support methods.The Rehabilitation Division is comprised of three bureaus, which include V...ocational Rehabilitation, Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Bureau of Disability Adjudication. The Division also includes the Blind Business Enterprises of Nevada Program, and the Office of Disability Employment Policy. All of these services are designed to address assessment, training, treatment, and job placement for Nevadans with disabilities. The division places primary emphasis on providing necessary services to help clients work and live independently.- See more at: http://vrnevada.org/job-seekers/what-is-vr-nevada/#sthash.IU394WqI.dpuf