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Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf

Employer
Maryland State Dept of Education
Location
Baltimore, MD, US
Salary
Competitive
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. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.

GRADE

Level one: ASTD14
Level two: ASTD15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MSDE-DORS-Client Services
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 408

Towson, Maryland 21286

POSITION DUTIES

This rewarding role ensures the application of federal and state laws, regulations and Division policy in determining the eligibility of individuals with deafness and hard of hearing disabilities for vocational rehabilitation services and to plan and implement vocational rehabilitation services to assist those individuals maintain, prepare for and obtain gainful employment with their skills, capacities and vocational choices within a reasonable period of time as defined within Individual Plans for Employment.

Position Duties:

  • Assists persons with deafness or hard of hearing disabilities in preparing for and obtaining employment.
  • Determines eligibility for vocational services.
  • Provides individual career/counseling to people with disabilities.
  • Reviews medical, psychological, and vocational data to evaluate the nature and extent of the disability.
  • Coordinates and provides services to eligible individuals necessary to accommodate their disabilities and obtain employment.
  • Obtains services from other community agencies for people with disabilities provides job placement, post-employment, and follow-up services.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: (Both levels) 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees 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. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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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