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CERTIFIED VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR

at Arkansas Government Job in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

CERTIFIED VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Req ID: 12731

Location:

Jonesboro, AR, US, 72401

Category: AR SPINAL CORD COMMISSION

Anticipated Starting Salary: 45009.95

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

Position Number: 22095517

County: Craighead City: Jonesboro

Posting End Date: 11/15/2021

Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission

Additional Preferences:

A valid driver’s license is required.

Extensive in-state travel is required.

Computer skills with knowledge of Apple Mac Systems preferred.

Hiring Official: T. Patrom

Recruitment Contact: Andrea.Flowers-Fells@arkansas.gov – 501-683-5699

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L098C

Grade: GS08

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00

Summary

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.

Functions

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 observing student’s progress. Recruits students by developing and making presentations on school curriculum to regional junior and senior high classes, counselors, civic organizations, social service agencies, and various other interests groups. Monitors and documents job market information, including local industry needs and vocational skill requirements for employment, and maintains confidential student records. Develops extension programs by writing program proposal, hiring instructors, assisting instructors in curriculum development, and establishing admission procedures and standards. Assists instructors in obtaining and compiling student follow-up information, administers Graduate Equivalency Diploma test, attends professional conferences and workshops, and assists with special school functions. May supervise a small administrative support staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of vocational education, job placement, career opportunities, and evaluation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of counseling and testing assessment. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate vocational programs for individual student needs and for the vocational unit. Ability to obtain and provide information, guidance, and counseling to students.

Minimum Qualifications

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. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

Must be licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Board of Examiners in Counseling in accordance with ACA 17-27-301 or certified as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro

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Job Posting: JC195243751

Posted On: Oct 17, 2021

Updated On: Nov 18, 2021