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Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Agency: Rehabilitation Services
Office: Pine Bluff Field Office
Section: Field Services
Date Posted: 10/12/2017
Posting Expires: 10/25/2017
The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Administers and scores various tests to determine vocational and academic placement of students. Provides career counseling to students regarding chosen vocation, by helping student in assessment interpretation and program selection and sharing information on financial aid, social agencies providing support, and other educational institutions, and counsels individuals on time management and goal setting. Counsels special needs students and at-risk students, individually or in group sessions, concerning social, civic, personal, and educational problems, and refers to alternate sources for assistance. Works with instructors to develop an Individual Written Vocational Plan for special needs and disabled students and monitors program by observing student's progress. Recruits students by developing and making presentations on school curriculum to regional junior and senior high classes, counselors, civic organizations, social service agencies, and various other interests groups. Monitors and documents job market information, including local industry needs and vocational skill requirements for employment, and maintains confidential student records. Develops extension programs by writing program proposal, hiring instructors, assisting instructors in curriculum development, and establishing admission procedures and standards. Assists instructors in obtaining and compiling student follow-up information, administers Graduate Equivalency Diploma test, attends professional conferences and workshops, and assists with special school functions. May supervise a small administrative support staff. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of vocational education, vocational rehabilitation, job placement, career opportunities, and evaluation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling and testing assessment. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate vocational programs for individual student needs and for the vocational unit. Ability to obtain and provide information, guidance, and counseling to students.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or counselor education; plus two years of experience in counseling or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
The Arkansas Department of Career Education-Rehabilitation Services Division is recruiting for a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position. The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will function as the PRE-ETS Transition Counselor. PRE- ETS Transition Counselor is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals. This position is located in the Pine Bluff Field Office, 2703 W. 28th Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613.

The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will function in the Pine Bluff Field Office. This position is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized Rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for clients in need of Rehabilitative care. This position is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals.

The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor must have counseling skills, motivational interviewing skills, or related counseling skills. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, creativity, problem-solving, evaluation of services, and time management. Have the ability to communicate with diverse populations, flexibility, handling tasks, maintaining professional demeanor, and the ability to empathize. Have the ability interpret psychological/medical evaluation reports and medical terminology. Develop an individualized written Rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Have ability to interview clients to obtain background information and social history; administer psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; make recommendations for admission. Prepare, analyzes and maintain reports including; logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work records. Must travel using personal vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Professional Work Experience

The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in education, counseling, Rehabilitation counseling, or counselor education; plus two years of experience in counseling or a related field.

Must be a licensed counselor in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Prefer an applicant with CPR certification.

Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and Rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance

Customer and Personal Service -Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer
and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects

Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology

Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins

Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems

Job Responsibilities and Expected Results

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work

Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time

Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person

Communicating with Persons outside the Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail

Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form

Evaluating Information to Determining Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards

Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems

Detailed Work Activities

Maintain client records
Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments
Develop treatment plans for patients or clients
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress
Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility
Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress
Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress
Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients
Arrange physical or mental health services for clients
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Board of Examiners in Counseling in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. 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.
Agency Specific Information
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted. The application must be received before 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired.
Job Details
Position No.: 22081812
Class Code: L098C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Pine Bluff
Job County/Region: Ashley,Bradley,Chicot,Desha,Lincoln
Contact Information
Contact name: Lashala Goodman
Phone: 501-683-3340
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