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Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
9150  EB - 21 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR 1  Jul 8, 2016
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services this class is accountable for performing professional rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general supervision of a Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor or an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs a limited range of professional rehabilitation planning for and services to individuals with disabilities and rehabilitation needs; conducts interviews and explains functions, services and eligibility requirements of the agency; counsels individuals and assists in planning, selecting, preparing for and achieving a vocational goal; obtains sufficient case information from schools, employers, Social Security Administration and other public and private agencies and medical facilities; arranges for services within the agency or other community agencies; prepares written reports to document decisions and assesses vocational rehabilitation potential; establishes community referral sources; prepares case histories and other case records as components of an assigned caseload using an electronic system; coordinates and delivers presentations; may administer vocational tests; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of vocational rehabilitation counseling and interviewing; some knowledge of disability and resulting functional limitation and medical terminology; some knowledge of community resources; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to organize time, set priorities and manage workload using an electronic system; some ability to gather, analyze and evaluate significant information pertinent to the rehabilitation of an individual; some ability to establish and maintain an effective counseling relationship with individuals; some ability in report writing.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
A Master's degree from an accredited college with a major course of study in vocational rehabilitation counseling, psychology, special education or related behavioral or social sciences.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class must have met the national standard for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) as specified by the Commissioner on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) at the time of appointment.
2.
Incumbents in this class are required to maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license or Identification Card.
3.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel with or without accommodation.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT:
The term of appointment of candidates to positions in this class shall be for a maximum period of not more than three (3) years.
NOTE:
The department requires that to obtain the position of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 2 the individual must obtain, within time frames specified by the Bureau the educational qualifications for rehabilitation counselor that meet the most current national standard for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) as specified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) website.

This replaces the class of Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant Counselor in Salary Group EB 21 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to re-title and modify content)

9150A 6/21/16 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
9150  2302  (06)-Counseling
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
(2)-Professional