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Job Opportunity: VRC I-IV (Specialty caseload D/HH) – DFW

Job Opportunity: VRC I-IV (Specialty caseload D/HH) – DFW

The state of Texas is in desperate need of qualified candidates with Masters Degrees to work with the Deaf population. They would prefer deaf or hard of hearing candidates who sign, but are open to hearing individuals skilled in sign language. This position has been open for almost two years!!! Help close to gap for services – Apply today!!!

VRC I-IV (Specialty caseload deaf/hard of hearing)

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General Information

Job Posting ID: 3566148 Creation Date: Apr 02, 2018

Employer Posting No: 810260HA Closing Date: Apr 16, 2018

Job Site Address: FORT WORTH, Texas 76119 Employer Type: State Government

Openings: 1

Job Description

The mission of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is to promote and support a
workforce system that creates value and offers employers, individuals and
communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. To
support our mission, we are seeking to fill a Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor (VRC) I-IV position to join the Tarrant County South Mgmt Unit
Department. This position is located at 2400 Circle Dr, Suite 200, Ft. Worth,
TX.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) I-IV performs routine to advanced
vocational rehabilitation work in support of the mission, goals and values of
the Texas Workforce Commission. VRC I-IV applies critical thinking skills and
sound decision making in performance of routine rehabilitation work in the
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. This program assists eligible
individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain and/or advance in
competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting students with
disabilities to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary
education and employment.

The ideal candidate will perform work using the applicable policy, guidance, and
the electronic case management system. The VRC I-IV is hired by the VR
Supervisor with the approval of the VR Manager, and works independently, with
moderate to minimal supervision by the VR Supervisor.

Position requires American Sign Language competency skills due to this caseload
being Deaf/Hard of Hearing. A demonstration of writing and signing skills (using
American Sign language) will be expected.

GENERAL DUTIES:
– Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain
and/or advance in competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting
students with disabilities to transition successfully from high school to
postsecondary education and employment
– Develops and maintains relations with community referral sources, businesses,
employers and schools
– Collects and analyzes all information necessary to make an accurate
eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment
records, etc.)
– Assists the customer in choosing an appropriate employment by analyzing
information to determine the customer’s strengths, resources, priorities,
concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information
to the current job market
– Works with the consumer to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the
consumer’s identified employment goals
– Ensures timely, cost-effective provision of services and consumer progress
toward achievement of their employment goal
– Develops and implements a process leading to successful job placement
– Applies best value purchasing practices and uses available, comparable
benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds
– Performs other duties as assigned

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A Master’s degree with a major in Rehabilitation Counseling OR a Master’s
degree in counseling or related degrees such as Special Education, Social Work,
Psychology, or Human Services from an accredited college or university plus one
year of related work experience OR current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
(CRC) certificate or current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential.
Applicants selected who do not have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation
Counseling or CRC certificate or LPC credential will be required to meet the
Comprehensive System of Personnel Development educational requirements within a
time frame established upon employment. This will entail taking specific courses
that focus on the professional role of a Rehabilitation Counselor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Other Master’s degree plus two (2) years related work experience, OR
Bachelor’s degree with a major in vocational rehabilitation from an accredited
college or university plus one (1) year related work experience; OR Bachelor’s
degree with major in Counseling, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology,
or Public Health from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years
related work experience; OR Other Bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years
related work experience.
Copy of official transcripts, certifications and/or credentials will be
requested at the time of interview.

This position involves up to 30% travel, and method of transportation is the
responsibility of employee. Counselors are required to travel to reach their
assigned consumers on a regular basis. Thus, travel is required for this
position.

This is a career ladder position, and depending on required qualifications and
experience, may be filled at any level from a VRC I to VRC IV. Thus, the salary
range for this position is $3,284.00-$6,149.00 per month. TWC not only offers a
competitive salary but the State of Texas benefits package includes health
insurance, a retirement plan, and a variety of leave types. Learn about TWC jobs
and benefits at http://www.texasworkforce.org/twcjobs.

VETERANS:
Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to
http://www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and
training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets. Also,
you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State
Auditor’s Office by pasting this link into your browser:
http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_SocialServices.pdf

HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered, please complete a State of Texas Application for Employment
and submit via ONE of following: apply online at http://www.workintexas.com (Preferred
Method); or fax a completed State of Texas Application to 512-463-2832; or mail
a completed application to Texas Workforce Commission, Human Resources
Department, Room 230, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001.

Supervisory Experience Required: No

Additional Pay Details: This is a career ladder position, and depending on
required qualifications and experience, may be filled at any level from a VRC I
to VRC IV. Thus, the salary range for this position is $3,284.00 – $6,149.00 per
month.

Shift: Days (First) Duration: Regular

Workweek: Full Time

Benefits: •Medical/Health Insurance Plan
•Other Insurance Plans
•Other Paid Leave
•Professional Development/Tuition Reimbursement
•Pre-Tax Programs for Child and Health Care
•Retirement Plan
•Sick Leave
•Vacation Leave

Job Requirements

Occupation: Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors

Minimum Experience and Education: 3 yrs 0 mos and Bachelors Degree – OR – 2
yrs 0 mos and Masters Degree – OR – Occupation: Rehabilitation Counselors

Minimum Experience and Education: 3 yrs 0 mos and Bachelors Degree – OR – 2
yrs 0 mos and Masters Degree – OR – Occupation: Child, Family, and School
Social Workers

Minimum Experience and Education: 3 yrs 0 mos and Bachelors Degree
– OR –
2 yrs 0 mos and Masters Degree

Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills: •Database Software (Oracle, Access, etc)
•EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
•Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
•Peripheral Devices (Scanners, Printers, etc)
•Personal Computers
•Presentation Software (PowerPoint, Flash, etc)
•Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
•Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)

Language: • English; Fluency – Good

Website: http://www.workintexas.com

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