at Arkansas Government Job in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Apr 2, 2022

Req ID: 11437


Texarkana, AR, US, 71854


Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,010

Position Summary

The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for clients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals.

The Certified Vocational Rehab Counselor must have counseling skills, motivational interviewing skills, or related counseling skills. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, creativity, problem-solving, evaluation of services, and time management. Have the ability to communicate with diverse populations, flexibility, handling tasks, maintaining professional demeanor, and the ability to empathize. Have the ability interpret psychological/medical evaluation reports and medical terminology. Develop an individualized written rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Have ability to interview clients to obtain background information and social history; administer psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; make recommendations for admission. Prepare, analyzes and maintain reports including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work records. Must travel using personal vehicle. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Professional Work Experience


The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or counselor education; plus, two years of experience in counseling or a related field.


Must be a licensed counselor in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. Prefer an applicant with CPR certification.


Therapy and Counseling – Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Customer and Personal Service -Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Psychology – Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Sociology and Anthropology – Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

Personnel and Human Resources – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Assisting and Caring for Others – Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Communicating with Persons Outside the Organization – Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Documenting/Recording Information – Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Evaluating Information to Determining Compliance with Standards – Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Detailed Work Activities

• Maintain client records

• Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments

• Develop treatment plans for patients or clients

• Refer individuals to educational or work programs

• Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress

• Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility

• Confer with family members to discuss client treatment plans or progress

• Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress

• Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients

• Arrange physical or mental health services for clients

Applicants applications will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position. If an applicant does not meet the minimum requirements, the application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for a Rehabilitation Counselor position, GS06 $36,155 – The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology or a related field; plus, one year of experience in rehabilitation counseling or a related field.*

Position Information

Class Code: L098C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00


The Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for testing, assessing, and counseling students in their vocational goals. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Administers and scores various tests to determine vocational and academic placement of students. Provides career counseling to students regarding chosen vocation, by helping student in assessment interpretation and program selection and sharing information on financial aid, social agencies providing support, and other educational institutions, and counsels individuals on time management and goal setting. Counsels special needs students and at-risk students, individually or in group sessions, concerning social, civic, personal, and educational problems, and refers to alternate sources for assistance. Works with instructors to develop a Individual Written Vocational Plan for special needs and handicapped students and monitors program by observ

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Posted On: Sep 03, 2021

Updated On: Apr 19, 2022