Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III
North Dakota State Government - Bismarck, ND

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Requires a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, counseling, or other closely related rehabilitation degree, certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and: four years of experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.

If unable to find qualified applicants, will consider under-filling as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II , which requires a Bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, counseling, or human resource management (human service track) and: three years experience working with special populations in a direct service capacity; OR two years of experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor; OR a Master's degree in one of the above disciplines.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the ND Qualified Rehabilitation Professional (QRP) standards as follows: a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a counseling-related field from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Education (CORE) or the Council on Accreditation of Counseling-Related Programs (CACRP); OR a Master's degree in a closely-related field and eligibility to write the Council on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Examination.

NOTE: Individuals selected for any Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position will be required to meet the ND Qualified Rehabilitation Professional (QRP) standards within five years from the date of appointment.

Application Procedures:
  • Complete a State of ND Application for Employment (SFN 10950) . Access application form at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html or hard copy from any ND Job Service Office.
  • Please include the position # and requisition # on your application. Also, provide details in the employment history sections of the application form on how your education, experience and skills will qualify you for this position. Supplemental information such as a cover letter and resume may be included, but the initial review will be based on the information provided on SFN 10950.
  • Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc. INCOMPLETE SECTIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT.
  • All application material must be received by 5:00pm on or before the closing date at the following address: Human Resource Division
    Department of Human Services
    600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept 325
    Bismarck ND 58505-0250
    Fax: 701-328-1927; e-mail: dhshr@nd.gov

For More Information, Accommodation or Assistance Contact: Tom Schiwal
Employing Unit: West Central Human Service Center
Section: Vocational Rehabilitation
Telephone Number: 701-328-8800 or 701-328-8810
TTY Number: 701-328-8802

ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work: Duties involve providing services to both clients with disabilities and potential employers in the community. Client services include: information, referral and intake, vocational assessment, counseling and guidance, working with client in development of an employment plan, job development, job seeking skills training, job placement, follow-up, plus maintaining a general caseload and completing the appropriate paperwork. This caseload will involve a general caseload. In addition to managing a general caseload this position will serve as the regional contact for transition services for high school youth. This caseload will require overnight travel for training and same-day travel to outlying counties to provide outreach services.

Benefits:

The ND Department of Human Services offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive employer-paid health plan, paid leave, a retirement plan, flexible work hours, and more. For more information, contact our website at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/benefits.aspx .

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