VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST I/II

Employer
Maryland State Dept of Education
Location
Baltimore, MD, US
Salary
Competitive
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Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population - students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Level one: ASTD12
Level two: ASTD13

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional level position requiring program development, instruction and delivery of a Work Readiness program designed to assist individuals with disabilities in learning appropriate work behaviors and attitudes while participating in job shadowing and career exploration activities.

POSITION DUTIES

Interface with business and community organizations to promote partnerships and develop worksites for the Work Readiness Program (WRP) to provide work based learning and career exploration. Collaborate with the Center Counselors and other WTC staff for guidance and consultation regarding the provision of appropriate services to consumers in the WRP program. Research, develop and implement a dynamic curriculum and update materials as needed to meet program goals. Conduct group training sessions consistent with approved curriculum; engage internal and external resources to develop strategies to address skills needed to compete effectively for employment opportunities. Provide crisis intervention to resolve consumer conflicts and collaborate with the Center Counselors to develop behavioral action plans as appropriate; drive/accompany consumers to worksites/worksite tours and accompany/monitor consumers on field trips.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: (I & II)Possession of a Bachelor's Degree.

Experience:

Level I - Professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is preferred.

Level II - Two years of professional experience in a behavioral or social science related field is required.

Note: (II) A Master's degree in a Behavioral or Social Science related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience providing career counseling and case management.
· Experience in the Vocational Rehabilitation field, and/or Human Services or related field.

· Experience facilitating group instruction and interacting with consumers in a group setting.

· Experience preparing others for employment and interacting with the business community.

· Professional experience working with individuals with disabilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees in with this agency.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Successful candidates will be placed on the the eligible (employment list) for at least one year.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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