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Rehabilitation Counselor 1- District 6

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Augusta
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal - to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. Our programs impact both employers and job seekers. Our bottom line is to tailor our services to fit your needs. And our promise to you is consistent professional service with responsive and responsible follow-up.

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency is seeking to fill Counselor positions in the following offices:

* Augusta
* Dublin
* Statesboro

Interested candidates must be willing and able to work at either one of the offices listed above. Office preference of candidates will be considered but is not guaranteed. The posting may be closed upon establishment of a sufficient pool of candidates.

Entry Salary

$40,873.00 (Non-Certified Rehabilitation Counselor)

$42,917.00 (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor)

Position Summary

Under direct supervision, provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities in order to facilitate competitive and integrated employment outcomes. Duties include gathering information, entering data, preparing correspondence, maintaining records, and providing accurate information and assistance regarding authorization and invoice of services provided for individuals with disabilities.

Provides rehabilitation counseling and guidance to determine eligibility for services and to plan, develop, implement and manage a vocationally focused plan for employment for eligible individuals resulting in successful employment outcomes. Manages cases through the rehabilitation process (referral to case closure). Enters data into the case management system and documents to reflect case activity and services provided. Plans, authorizes and provides services in compliance with established policies and procedures. Provides case management services to ensure correct and timely service provision. Works directly with potentially eligible students, applicants and clients following policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Develops and maintains referral sources
* Conducts interviews with VR participants (potentially eligible students, applicants and clients)
* Under direct supervision, reviews and interprets education, vocation, psychological and medical information
* Travel within caseload assignment area to meet with individuals, providers, partners and other out reach
* Under direct supervision, assist in determining eligibility, identifying order of selection, conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and developing an individualized plan for employment, authorizing services
* Under direct supervision, counsels and guides participants throughout the rehabilitation process, including establishing employment goal, facilitating job search efforts, maintaining contact with clients, and moving the case to closure
* Monitors client movement and ensures timely provision of services
* Documents accurately and timely in AWARE (client information system)
* Observes rules of confidentiality as stated by departmental guidelines in the dissemination and interpretation of test results and other case file information.
* Provides information to educate the public, other agencies, vendors and potential customers about rehabilitation services
* Enters accurate participant data in the client information system at the direction of the counselor, as well as captures reporting data
* Processes and monitors authorizations and invoices for rehabilitation services in accordance with policies and procedures

Competencies

* Technical Capacity
* Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
* Organizational Skills
* Thoroughness
* Collaboration Skills
* Communication Proficiency
* Flexibility

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may occasionally require long hours and weekend work.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones.

Working Conditions

Incumbents working in this job perform duties in an office setting. This is a 40-hour workweek requirement. The position may involve managing a high volume workload and demands a high level of accuracy while working with deadlines. Regular attendance is an important part of being successful in this position. Work is performed in an office environment. Strong computer skills are needed due to ongoing changes to applications that affect the way the work is performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation counseling, social work, or a closely related behavioral or social science field from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND One year of related work experience OR Four years of directly related experience. Note:

Some positions may require specialized certification

Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, Education, Special Education, etc.) AND 2 years of relevant experience OR
* Master's Degree in a related field (Psychology, Sociology, Social Services, Education, Special Education, etc.) OR
* CRC Credential in good standing
* One year of experience working with individuals with significant disabilities.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

As a condition of employment with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, you must successfully complete a mandatory federal and national background check, pre-employment testing, and additional checks required for your job.

AAP/EEO Statement

GVRA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Reasonable Accommodations

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request a reasonable accommodation during any step in the hiring process, please contact our HR Team at ada_request@gvs.ga.gov.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation counseling, social work, or a closely related behavioral or social science field from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university AND One year of related work experience OR Four years of directly related experience. Note: Some positions may require specialized certification.

Additional Information

* Agency Logo:
* Requisition ID: SOC0A30
* Number of Openings: 0
* Advertised Salary: $40,873 - $42,917
* Shift: Day Job
* Posting End Date: Aug 11, 2022

Keywords: State of Georgia, Augusta , Rehabilitation Counselor 1- District 6, Healthcare , Augusta, Georgia

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