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Rehabilitation Counselor
Agency: Spinal Cord Commission
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Date Posted: 12/06/2017
Posting Expires: 12/15/2017
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 bachelorís 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
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Manages a caseload of approximately 164 individuals with spinal cord disabilities in Pulaski County. Interviews applicants, reviews medical records, determines eligibility. Establishes independent living plans. Determines/authorizes goods and services to meet plan. Identifies and coordinates resources. Provides counseling and guidance to clients and families. Maintains records and documents action. Does regular follow-up on all clients.
Job Details
Position No.: 22162542
Class Code: L051C
Grade: GS06
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year
Background
check required?
No
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Diane Francis
Phone: 501-296-1788
Email: diane.francis@arkansas.gov
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