Arizona Department of Economic Security
SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Economic Security
Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf
Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services
3262 Bob Dr.
Prescott Valley, AZ
The Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3 (RSS3) works to provide a wide range of programs in the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living Rehabilitation and Employment Support services to eligible persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have a combined vision and hearing loss independent of, or including other physical, sensory and mental disabilities.
Provide employment services to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and/or deaf-blind
Interview consumers for services, describe the vocational rehabilitation program, or the RSA program of choice
which results in development of an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) as well as future amendments
Maintain regular contact with client and vendor to achieve successful employment outcome
Perform outreach activities in order to increase referral base
This position works with school districts, requiring traveling between different schools
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Federal and State laws, statutes, rules, regulations, and personnel policies pertaining to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities
Services related to transitioning from school to competitive employment
Needs of persons with disabilities including physical, cognitive, sensory and psychiatric
Job preparation and readiness skills
Interviewing and eliciting information, and counseling individuals with disabilities
Providing information to customers, providers, community organizations and agencies resources in the community for the alleviation of health, educational and financial needs
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze and interpret medical and psychological reports
Demonstrate a minimum of intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language
Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL)
Must have a Master’s
or Master’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus one year of Human Service Experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field plus two years of Human Service Experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus three years of Human Service Experience
Must meet eligibility standards for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) within 6 years of employment as a Rehabilitation Services Specialist
Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements
Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees
Be subject to a search of Child Protective Services Central Registry
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
The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602) 542-3807 for assistance.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. 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.
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Recruiter and Available Location Information
1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Website : https://des.az.gov/
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is Your Partner for a Stronger Arizona. Mission: The Arizona Department of Economic Security makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable. Values: Accountability – We commit to excellence, innovation and transparency. Integrity – We are trustworthy, honest and reliable. Respect – We appreciate each other, and value those we serve. Teamwork – We collaborate with humility, and partner with kindness. Diversity – We respect all Arizonans, and honor those in need.