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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Company: State of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

THE POSITIONThe Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities to gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.We are seeking a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with a comprehensive understanding of vocational rehabilitation services to apply that knowledge in assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain gainful employment.If you are interested in experiencing the satisfaction of public service while enjoying professional career growth, the Department of Labor and Industry wants you to apply!DESCRIPTION OF WORKAs a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, you will develop and maintain referral sources to ensure potential vocational rehabilitation customers are identified for services. You will also have the rewarding opportunity to determine and coordinate the delivery of vocational rehabilitation services to customers.Individualized attention to detail is vital, as you will be responsible for creating appropriate vocational goals for each individual, providing counseling and guidance services, and assisting with job placement for each customer.Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.Work Schedule and Additional Information:* Full-time employment* Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.* This position may be eligible for an alternate work schedule (AWS).* Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, upon successful completion of the probationary period. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Altoona.* Salary: Most employees will start at the beginning level of the advertised salary.* You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITYQUALIFICATIONSMinimum Experience and Training Requirements:* Successful completion of the commonwealth's Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern program; or* A master's degree in vocational rehabilitation, mental health, special education, social work, human services, psychology, business administration, human resources, public administration, or a closely related field; or* Possession of an active Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certificate issued by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification; or* Proof of approval to sit for the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification examination, provided by the CRCC, and completion of a master's degree.* Applicants will be considered to have met the educational requirements once they are within 3 months of graduating with a qualifying degree.Other Requirements:* PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.* You must be able to perform essential job functions.Legal Requirements:* This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.* Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.How to Apply:* Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).* If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.* Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.* Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.Veterans:* Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):* 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.EXAMINATION INFORMATION* Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).* Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.* Your score is valid for this specific posting only.* You must provide complete and accurate information or:* your score may be lower than deserved.* you may be disqualified.* You may only apply/test once for this posting.* Your results will be provided via email.Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!Health & WellnessWe offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*Compensation & Financial PlanningWe invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.Work/Life BalanceWe know there's more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*Values and CultureWe believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.Employee PerksSometimes, it is the little "extras" that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.* Eligibility rules apply.01You must complete the supplemental question(s) below. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You must complete the application and answer the supplemental question(s). Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.All information you provide on your application and supplemental question(s) is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty.Read the question(s) carefully. Determine and select the option that most closely represents your highest level of experience/training/certification. The option you choose must be clearly supported if requested.If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to our FAQ page.* Yes02Have you successfully completed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern program?* Yes* No03If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.04Do you have a conferred master's degree, or are you within three months of completing a master's degree, in vocational rehabilitation, mental health, special education, social work, human services, psychology, business administration, human resources, public administration, or a closely related field?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visit https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3 and click on Other Information.* Yes* No05If you do not have a conferred master's degree in vocational rehabilitation, mental health, special education, social work, human services, psychology, business administration, human resources, public administration, or a closely related field, on what date do you expect to receive your degree? (Type N/A in the text box if this does not apply).06Do you possess an active Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Certificate issued by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification?If you answered yes, please upload a copy of your certification. Upload your certification using the "Attachments" tab on the left.* Yes* No07Are you eligible to sit for the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification examination?If you answered yes, please upload a copy of your proof of approval to sit for the CRCC examination. Upload the required proof using the "Attachments" tab on the left.* Yes* No08Have you completed a master's degree in any major?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visit https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3 and click on Other Information.* Yes* NoRequired QuestionAgency Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaAddress 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120Website http://www.employment.pa.gov

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