Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III
Northwest Human Service Center
Salary: $3899 - $6498 monthly; Hiring Range: $3899 - $5198 monthly
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 3252103994
Requisition Number: 2919696
Status: Full-time, Regular
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: September 5, 2013
Requires a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, counseling, or other closely related rehabilitation degree, certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and: four years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
If unable to find qualified candidates, will consider underfilling as a VR Counselor II, which requires a bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, counseling, or other closely related rehabilitation degree AND:
- Three years of experience working with special populations in a direct service capacity; OR
- Two years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor; OR
- A master's degree in one of the above disciplines.
Preference will be given to applicants who meet the ND Qualified Rehabilitation Professional (QRP) standards as follows: a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a counseling-related field from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Education (CORE) or the Council on Accreditation of Counseling-Related Programs (CACRP); OR a Master's degree in a closely-related field and eligibility to write the Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Examination.
NOTE: Individuals selected for any Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position will be required to meet the ND Qualified Rehabilitation Professional (QRP) standards within five years from the date of appointment.
RE-ADVERTISED TO EXTEND THE CLOSING DATE UNTIL FILLED. SAME REQUISITION #.
- Complete a State of ND Application for Employment (SFN 10950). Access application form at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html or hard copy from any ND Job Service Office.
- Please include the position # and requisition # on your application. Also, provide details in the employment history sections of the application form on how your education, experience and skills will qualify you for this position. Supplemental information such as a cover letter and resume may be included, but the initial review and score will be based on the information provided on SFN 10950.
- Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc. INCOMPLETE SECTIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT.
- The Department’s Human Resource Division staff will score applications against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible candidates and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview, based on the final scores.
- Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
- All application material must be received at the following address:
Human Resource Division
Department of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept 325
Bismarck ND 58505-0250
Fax: 701-328-1927; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information, Accommodation or Assistance Contact: Andrea Meyer
Employing Unit: Northwest Human Service Center
Section: Vocational Rehabilitation
Telephone Number: 701-774-4666 or 701-774-4662
TTY Number: 800-366-6888 – ND Relay
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
Duties involve providing services to both clients with disabilities and potential employers in the community. Client services include: information, referral and intake; vocational assessment; counseling and guidance, including using Cognitive Motivational Tools (CMT) with clients who may be unmotivated and/or unrealistic about their barriers and goals; working with client in development of an employment plan; job development and job seeking skills training; job placement; follow-up; plus maintaining a general caseload and completing the appropriate paperwork. This caseload will involve a general caseload of people with physical and mental disabilities, some with cultural diversity, who require VR services to become employed. In addition to managing a general caseload, this position will serve 2 counties in transition services for high school youth. This caseload will require overnight travel for training and same-day travel to outlying counties to provide outreach services.
The ND Department of Human Services offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive employer-paid health plan, paid leave, a retirement plan, flexible work hours, and more. For more information, contact our website at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/benefits.aspx.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.