VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR 2 - Blind Services

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Human and Social Services Legal Services Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING & REHAB

Division: DETR - REHABILITATION DIVISION

Business Unit: HR-SERVICES TO THE BLIND

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 34

Salary Range: $49,151.52 - $72,871.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: PAULA GOTTULA MILES

Phone: 702 486-7957

Email: pgmiles@detr.nv.gov

Position Description

Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisors and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors manage a caseload budget; determine eligibility or ineligibility; assess vocational rehabilitation needs; develop individualized plans for employment (IPE); coordinate the delivery of services; provide counseling and advocacy services; provide appropriate job placement; and determine employment outcome in order to minimize disabling conditions and reduce dependency for individuals whose mental or physical disability presents a barrier to employment and/or self-sufficiency.

Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

This recruitment is for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 2 that serves the Blind and Visually impaired population. The ideal candidate will have experience working with blind and visually impaired clients.

The Rehabilitation Counselor 2 makes eligibility decisions for program services; provides eligible individuals with sufficient counseling and guidance to assist him/her to complete an adequate assessment of vocational needs; develops Individual Plans for Employment (IPE); manages cases in a manner that ensures timely case movement and delivery of services; ensures that accurate case documentation is in case files; ensures case expenditures are appropriate; completes required actions with sufficient written documentation and justification as needed to obtain the required number of employment outcomes. The incumbent will be mentored by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 3.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-12_0//

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an accredited university in vocational rehabilitation counseling, health or social sciences, business administration, education, or closely related field, and one year of professional experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling which included making eligibility, ineligibility and employment outcome determinations by applying federal, state and agency regulations, policies and procedures for a public vocational rehabilitation or similar program; negotiating and resolving conflicts; and performing community outreach public relations activities for an assigned program; OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in vocational rehabilitation counseling, health or social sciences, business administration, education, or closely related field, and two years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience above the Bachelor's degree level as described above.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam
  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

    Special Requirements
    • Candidates must submit to background checks and fingerprinting upon appointment.


    This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

    The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

    Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas

Job Address

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