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Rehabilitation Counselor for the DeafJob Id 35930

Company name
Arizona Department of Economic Security

Location
Phoenix, AZ

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Post Date

02/14/2018

Close Date

02/28/2018

Category

SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES

Grade

18

Location

PHOENIX

Salary

37,106.00-43,436.00

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

www.azdes.gov


JOB SUMMARY:

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.

JOB DUTIES:

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

Facilitating

problem

solving

and

decision

making

processes

in

partnership

with

consumers

which results in development of an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) as well as future amendments

as

may

be

required

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):

Knowledge of:

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

Skill in:

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

Ability to:

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Analyze and interpret medical and psychological reports

Demonstrate a minimum of intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of intermediate proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL)

Must have a Master’s

Degree

with

major Rehabilitation

Counseling;

or Master’s

Degree

in

Related

Field;

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

BENEFITS:

The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

Sick leave

Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

Health and dental insurance

Retirement plan

Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US:

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.

Skills/Requirements

Job Reference #:

35930

Job Status:

Date Posted:

2/14/2018

Pay Rate:

Recruiter and Available Location Information

1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Company info

Arizona Department of Economic Security
Website : https://des.az.gov/

Company Profile
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.

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