Rehabilitation Counselors 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 self-sufficiency.
This Rehabilitation Counselor III (RC III) position manages a specialty caseload of individuals who are blind or have visual impairments. RC III's also make eligibility decisions for program services; provide each eligible individual sufficient counseling and guidance to assist him/her to complete an adequate assessment of vocational needs; develop Individual Plans for Employment (IPE) and assist clients in making informed choices in the development of their IPEs; manage each case in a manner that ensures appropriate and timely case movement and delivery of services; ensure that adequate and accurate case documentation is in each case file; ensure all case expenditures are appropriate; complete required actions with sufficient written documentation and justification in every participant record as required to obtain the required number of employment outcomes; complete all required supervisory courses within required time frames; effectively lead their team and promote efficient work flow and production; investigate complaints regarding their staff, and as appropriate, provide mediation to resolve complaints; take progressive corrective action when necessary and monitor improvement; consult and collaborate with management when dealing with significant issues and in situations where it appears prudent and appropriate to do so; provide their staff with adequate direction, training and instruction; complete the evaluation of staff in a consistent and timely manner; throughout the year complete reviews of case files for subordinate staff; provide feedback in a productive, consistent and timely manner; and provide quality customer service, utilizing all relevant, professional skills. This position will be located at the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation in our Las Vegas Vocational Rehabilitation office.
Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or health, social or other related behavioral science, and one year of journey level experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor which must have included making eligibility, ineligibility and employment outcome determinations by applying federal, state and agency regulations, policies and procedures for a public vocational rehabilitation program; negotiating and resolving conflicts; and performing community outreach public relations activities for an assigned program; OR one year experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor II in Nevada State service.
Proof of eligibility to sit for the Rehabilitation Counselor Certification exam from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification is required at the time of application. Go to www.crccertification. com to view eligibility requirements.
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