Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Boston, MA

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Employees will have sign off authority for individual caseload once there is a record of satisfactory compliance. Employees in this series evaluate individuals with physical, emotional, or other impairments or multi-impairments to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; administer residual functional capacities assessments, interest tests, aptitude tests, transferable skills analysis and other vocational assessment tests; review and analyze diagnostic information through tests, records, interviews, and observations; develop, implement, and monitor Individualized Plans for Employment through onsite visits and conferences in a manner that allows the eligible consumer the opportunity to exercise Informed Choice in employment outcomes; recommend the purchase of equipment and materials including Assistive Technology for program and/or service use; provide service and skills training in individual and group settings; provide job placement assistance and job development; and confer with public and private organizations including other professionals, specialists, agency staff, employers, and others to promote and market agency programs and to review the suitability of client services, and related work as required.
Qualifications: MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in rehabilitation counseling.

ALTERNATE SUBSTITUTION FOR QUALIFIED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ASSIGNMENTS ONLY:

One of the following as evidence of proficiency in American Sign Language may be substituted for the required experience:

- Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or other interpreter certification judged equivalent by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, OR

- Successful completion of the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening comparable screening by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

LICENSES AND REQUIRED EDUCATION: One of the following is required:

- A Master's degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited university program; OR

- A Master's degree or higher with a minimum of 48 semester hours in an approved related field (Counselor Education, Psychology, Counseling, Psychology, Education with a concentration in Counseling, or Education with a concentration in Psychology) with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

- Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification with the completion of graduate coursework at a CORE accredited university program in all of the following: Job Placement/ Development/ Vocational Analysis/Transferable Skills Development; Vocational Assessment and Evaluation; Vocational and Affective Counseling; Rehabilitation Plan Development; and Medical Aspects of Disabilities; or as determined by CORE and as specified in the Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor statute; OR

- Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals; OR

- A Bachelor's degree, commitment to obtain a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling under the terms of the hiring agency's Individual Education Plan and possession of requirements determined by the hiring agency and consistent with the Rehabilitation Act. Based on assignment as a Qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, one of the following as evidence of proficiency in American Sign Language is required:

- Certification by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or other interpreter certification judged equivalent by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, OR

- Successful completion of the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Screening or comparable screening by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. In addition, based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.
Comments: This is a Civil Service position.Subject to the rules and regulations of Civil Service and or Collective Bargaining, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service, Reinstatement/Re-employment or Recall as applicable.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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