This position is responsible for completing comprehensive assessments, determining eligibility, developing individualized plans for employment (IPE), conducting annual reviews of the IPE, issues authorizations and approves invoices to service providers and eye care providers. This position performs job development and job placement with direct contact with employers. The position also determines appropriateness of supported employment, makes referrals for deaf/blind, O&M, low vision, assistive technology, business enterprises and independent living as appropriate to meet the needs of the consumers. The hiring salary will be based on education, experience, equity and the availability of funds.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
This position requires a good working knowledge of rehabilitation counseling theories and techniques; ability to assess and evaluate an individual’s rehabilitation service needs; ability to assist in the development of an individualized plan for employment; ability to read case records and review for compliance to state and federal laws and regulations; This position also requires excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as good organizational skills.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or counseling or a closely related human services field, one year of experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor I and successful completion of the agency's examination requirements for independent counselor status; or current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, one year of experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor I and successful completion of the agency's examination requirements for independent counselor status.
Education and Experience for a Rehabilitation Counselor I:
Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related human services field; or current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
Duties and responsibilities for the Rehabilitation Counselor II are performed independently and based on the skills and abilities of the applicant and his/her completion of the internal requirements for this level. If no suitable candidateare are found athe Rehabilitiation Counselor II level, this position will be filled as a Rehabilitation Counselor I (RC I). The RC I is a salary grade 68. The hiring range is $35,761-$57,006. Duties and responsibilities as a RC I are non-independent and supervised by the Area or District Supervisor.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Application for Employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. Please follow instructions to apply online. In order to receive credit for all of your work and education history, all information must be listed on the State of North Carolina application under Work Experience . Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete. Resumes and cover letters may be uploaded with your application, but any information listed on the resume and not listed on the application will not be used for qualifying credit. RIF candidates must attach their notification letter. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference should submit a copy of Form DD-214. DHHS selects applicants based on job related knowledge, skills, & abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Drug testing is required for a direct care position. Background reviews are required for all positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants applying for a Rehab Counselor position need to attach your graduate school transcript.
Contact Person: Veronica Wall
Contact Address: N.C. Division of Services for the Blind, 309 Ashe Ave, Fisher Building, Raleigh, NC 27606 Contact Phone: 919-733-9850
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - 21 months ago