Rehabilitation Counselor
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Columbus County, NC

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The position will be located in Lake Waccamaw, NC at East Columbus High School. This position serves a school caseload in Columbus County.

Selected applicant is accountable for the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan of vocational rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities. The incumbent will: evaluate diagnostic data to determine eligibility and needed services; develop a written plan of services in conjunction with the consumer; provide supportive counseling; monitor the consumer's progress; and work directly with community partners in order to enhance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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 candidates are found at the Rehabilitation Counselor II level, this position will be filled as a Rehabilitation Counselor I. Rehabilitation Counselor I is salary grade 68. The hiring range is: $35,761-$57,006. Duties and responsibilities as a Rehabilitation Counselor I are non-independent and supervised by the Unit Manager or designee.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the community, local job markets and community resources
  • In-depth knowledge of casework methodology and techniques of rehabilitation counseling
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws governing the delivery of rehabilitation services
  • Ability to interpret medical and psychological data in planning and developing rehabilitative services
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, family members, and various professional and specialty services involved in the rehabilitation process
  • Ability to analyze and integrate occupational and labor market data in a given geographical area
  • Ability to network and communicate effectively with area employers and community agencies through excellent verbal and written skills
Required license or certification: Valid driver’s license and use of an automobile for work.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Rehabilitation Counselor II : a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling or a closely related Human Services field, or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, AND one year of experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor I and successful completion of the agency’s examination requirements for independent counselor status.

Rehabilitation Counselor I : a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling or a closely related Human Services field; or current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
All degrees must be from an accredited educational institution.

***If your Master’s degree is not in Rehabilitation Counseling, a copy of your transcript must be attached to your application. ***

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 . 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 included in 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.

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Contact Person: Mike Ellis
Contact Address: N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Haywood Building, 805 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh, NC 27699
Contact Phone: 919-855-3517
Contact Fax: 919-733-6863