This position assists counselors and performs services for consumers in Randolph County and will be located in Asheboro.
The successful applicant assists in the placement of eligible consumers in compatible and competitive employment that is consistent with their interests and abilities. Other duties include: working closely with counselors to determine appropriate vocational goals for consumers and identify the availability of similar positions in the community; teaching employment marketing classes to job-ready consumers; providing written and verbal feedback to counselors regarding the progress of referred consumers’ efforts to obtain employment; participating in job fairs and other community events to promote the agency and its consumers as well as represent the work unit on boards/committees as designated by the Unit Manager; coordinating in-school work adjustment programs; and meeting with local and regional employers to explain agency mission and goals and to obtain their agreement and commitment to hire vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Excellent communication skills to foster effective interaction with individuals of all socio-economic and intellectual/educational levels. Demonstrated initiative, sales and marketing skills including the willingness to make employer cold calls and to follow-through with pre-arranged appointments. Thorough understanding of the local and regional job markets. Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Office including Word and Excel. Working knowledge of VR policies and procedures. Post-secondary degree in a human services field preferred.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Degree from a two-year technical school or community college associate program designed to prepare support personnel for human services agencies that provide Job Placement assistance to consumers, including a six months practice/internship in a similar setting and two years of experience in providing direct services to this type population where extensive coordination and liaison with community resources are required, or in business, personnel, or similar field will work directly with a variety of types of work (an additional year of above experience may be substituted for the six months practice); or graduation from high school and four years of the above experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Please follow instructions to apply online. Application for Employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with your application. RIF candidates must attach their notification letter. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference with State Government 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. Contact Person: Mike Ellis
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
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - 2 years ago