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REHABILITATION COUNSELOR
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office:
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Date Posted: 12/06/2018
Posting Expires: 12/12/2018
Summary
The Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Develops an individualized written rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Monitors independent living skills or vocational training; evaluates and documents individuals progress in a rehabilitation program. Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history; administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; makes recommendations for admission. Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self- esteem and to aid client's social, emotional, psychological, and physical well- being. Makes referral to other services and resources to assist with needs of clients. Prepares and analyzes reports including case work progress notes, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions, maintain reports including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work recorded. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling, rehabilitation, and case management. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information andevaluating and monitoring treatment plans.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology or a related field; plus one year of experience in rehabilitation counseling or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Prefer applicant with experience working in a case management system for vocational rehabilitation. Applicant must demonstrate acceptable skill level in Microsoft Office Suite programs prior to hire.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Services for the Blind

Hiring Official
Betsy Barnes

Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $36,155 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.

Extensive travel required. Regular in-state travel is required. Occasional out-of-state or overnight travel may be required.

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22098814
Class Code: L051C
Grade: GS06
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-396-6481
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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