Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Columbus, OH, USA
: United States of America-OHIO
: United States of America-OHIO-Stark County, United States of America-OHIO-Richland County, United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
816 30th Street Northwest
: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Classified Indicator : Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt : Bargaining Unit
Work Hours : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Compensation : 24.71
: Apr 2, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
: Vocational Rehabilitation
Agency Contact Name : Angela Bishop
Agency Contact Information : firstname.lastname@example.org
American Sign Language Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - (Multiple Locations)-Canton, Columbus & Mansfield ( 1900077L )
Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.
This position shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of the SEIU/1199 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Applicants for this position MUST be proficient in sign language
Prior to appointment, applicants will be required to demonstrate fluent communication skills in American Sign Language or other non-verbal means of communication (e.g. manually coded-English, etc.) A person without fluent skills will not be eligible for appointment.
ASL Hourly: $24.71 OR $26.98 with CRC, LPC, LPCC or LISW
You may be assigned to additional counties on a regular basis. Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to:
Canton: Carroll, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne
Columbus: Delaware, Fairfield & Franklin
Mansfield: Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Morrow & Richland
Now accepting applications for American Sign Language Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
Who We Are:
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is a State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. We are also charged with making determinations on Social Security disability.
What We Do:
OOD works with partners to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities, helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities and we are the sole agency administering the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD click here .
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
OOD’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to eligible individuals with disabilities to assist them to attain and maintain competitive integrated employment. OOD works with adults seeking to enter the workforce or retain a job, and with youth beginning at age 14 to assist them as they transition from high school into college and/or the workplace. For more information click here .
What does a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) Do?
Counsels individuals toward increased functioning and mutually agreeable vocational goals; interviews individuals with disabilities to gather detailed information about their work history, medical situation, and more; interprets diagnostic information; counsel individuals and their families concerning strengths and limitations based upon diagnostic information; determines eligibility for services; develops comprehensive individual written VR plans. As a VRC, you will learn about rehabilitation counseling, programs related to individuals with disabilities, labor market job opportunities; and employment barriers & accommodations.
A Successful Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:
Is highly organized with efficient time management skills
Is able to conduct research, analyze technical material and results;
Has outstanding public relations and customer service skills;
Has excellent interviewing techniques & computer skills;
Able to work collaboratively and develop rapport;
Has an understanding of the local labor market
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Applicants for this position MUST be proficient in American Sign Language.
Master’s degree in in vocational rehabilitation counseling, counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, special education, or related rehabilitation or human services area; Or, Master’s degree in business administration, human resources, law, management, public administration or related field which provides competence in the employment sector &/or the field of disability; 12 months direct work experience with individuals with disabilities (e.g. Independent Living Center) or 12 months experience providing direct service or advocacy activities with individuals with disabilities. Or, Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, special education, business administration, human resources, economics or related rehabilitation or human services area; 24 months experience direct work with individuals with disabilities (e.g. Independent Living Center or 24 months providing direct service or advocacy activities with individuals with disabilities.
Note: Education & experience per Code of Federal Regulations Title 34-Subtitle B-Chapter III-Part 361-Subpart B-361.18
Knowledge of: medical terminology, conditions, diagnoses & courses of treatment, psychological diagnoses & accompanying behaviors, courses of treatment & assessment, public relations, ethics, principles, methods, & techniques of vocational rehabilitation counseling*, agency, state, & federal policies & regulations*, Microsoft office professional software (e.g., Word, Excel), electronic case management system (e.g. AWARE)*, budgeting & fiscal management, federal & state laws, rules, regulations, policies & procedures relating to vocational rehabilitation, counseling, assessment, & consultation services principles & techniques, community resources available to individuals with disabilities, computer & adaptive devices for the sensory impaired, interviewing, private & public employment structure, processes, hiring practices, training.
Skill in: writing, reading comprehension, operation of personal computer.
Ability to: demonstrate professionalism, communicate information & ideas in writing or orally, effectively work alone or in a team environment, travel in assigned area, apply organizational & time management techniques to manage workload, adjust priorities when needed, define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions, prepare meaningful, concise, & accurate reports, maintain accurate records, use proper research methods in gathering data, comprehend diagnostic information, recognize confidential information, maintain confidentiality, take initiative of work activities, deal with problems involving a variety of variables, plan & edit daily work act, make quality work decisions, effectively interact with a variety of individuals, handle inquiries from clients, partners, & public, develop rapport with clients & public, recognize unusual behavior & take appropriate action, ability to prepare & deliver presentations, speak in public.
*Developed after employment
Applicants must submit an online application through the Ohio Hiring Management System. All communication and/or status updates regarding this position will be done electronically. Applications must clearly indicate how the applicant meets the minimum qualification for the position. If you meet minimum qualification due to educational achievement, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) with your application by the posting deadline. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by information provided in the work experience &/or education sections on your civil service application. Please do not use “see resume” as a substitution for the completed application; assumptions will not be made. If you don’t demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications in the supplemental questions, your application will automatically be disqualified from consideration.
Selection Process: Applicants must submit appropriate supporting documentation if applying based on CRC, LPC, LPCC or LISW. If the selected candidate possesses a current CRC, LPC, LPCC or LISW the starting wage will be $26.98 per hour. If you meet minimum qualifications due to educational achievement, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) with your application.
These positions are filled through a two-part process, which consist of a computerized assessment and structured interview. Testing will be held in Columbus. Correspondence will be sent electronically to candidates selected to move forward in the selection process.
Application Status: You can check the status of your application online by signing into your profile through careers.ohio.gov. The application status is shown to the right of the position title(s) to which you have applied along with the application submission details. Questions pertaining to things other than your application status can be directed to email@example.com .
Technical Assistance: Applicants experiencing technical issues should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office so proper arrangements can be made. Otherwise, you will be given specific instructions on requesting an accommodation if you are invited to an assessment.
Background Check Information
The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.
The final applicant selected for this position will be required to undergo a drug screen prior to final offer. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.