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Department of Rehabilitation

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JC-67617 - SENIOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR, QUALIFIED REHABILITIATION PROFESSIONAL

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-67617
Position #(s):
813-150-9818-XXX
Classification:
SENIOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR, QUALIFIED REHABILITIATION PROFESSIONAL
$3,979.00 - $5,208.00 A
$4,075.00 - $5,467.00 B
$4,359.00 - $5,720.00 C
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Stanislaus County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) administers the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the country. We have a three-pronged mission to provide services and advocacy that assist people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. DOR provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and works with community partners to assist the consumers we serve.

DEPARTMENT VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS:

VISION STATEMENT:
Employment, independence and equality for all Californians with disabilities.

MISSION STATEMENT:
The California Department of Rehabilitation works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

Please visit our website to learn more about DOR and our mission.

Department Website: http://www.dor.ca.gov

Job Description and Duties

This position is located in the city of Modesto.

Qualified Rehabilitation Professional (SVRC, QRP) facilitates the effective delivery of services to consumers in a Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery (VRSD) Team. The core duties of the SVRC, QRP include the following non-delegable functions: 1) determining vocational rehabilitation (VR) eligibility; 2) determining priority for services; 3) development of the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE); and determining amendments to the IPE; and 4) review of IPE progress to be completed at least annually; 5) determining successful employment outcome achieved, and completing case closure for services of Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) consumers. The SVRC, QRP is accountable for the quality, quantity, and effectiveness of consumer employment outcomes and must effectively and consistently align the non-delegable duties with the delegable tasks performed by other team members for each consumer's case. Communicates regularly with VR staff; provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers; ensures the timely movement of a consumer through the vocational process, including but not limited to, monitoring of case status, compliance with mandated time frames, signatures, periodic progress updates, and annual reviews; interacts with consumers and coworkers in a professional manner, and with integrity and respect. Attempts to resolve individual’s concern at the lowest possible level; offers other dispute resolution options; and elevates to next level, if needed.  

Special Requirements

Caseload consists of consumers who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. American Sign Language (ASL) certification is required. A Master's degree in Rehabilitation, counseling or a closely related field from a recognized institution and successful completion of one graduate course with a primary focus on the Theories and Techniques in counseling is mandatory. Reliability, dependability and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to provide a copy of the official college transcripts. Candidates are strongly encouraged to bring to the interview official and unofficial transcripts and letters of reference.

Include JC#67617 / POS#813-150-9818-XXX on your State Application (STD678) in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section found under the "Questions" tab of your CalCareer application template. Applicants who do not submit the required information may not be considered for this job.

  • Do not submit any document(s) with your social security number on it.
  • Do not submit your exam result(s) along with your application.
  • Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed application. This page is for examination use only.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov.

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Caseload consists of consumers who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. American Sign Language (ASL) certification is required. A Master's degree in Rehabilitation, counseling or a closely related field from a recognized institution and successful completion of one graduate course with a primary focus on the Theories and Techniques in counseling is mandatory. Reliability, dependability and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to provide a copy of the official college transcripts. Candidates are strongly encouraged to bring to the interview official and unofficial transcripts and letters of reference.

Include JC#67617 / POS#813-150-9818-XXX on your State Application (STD678) in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section found under the "Questions" tab of your CalCareer application template. Applicants who do not submit the required information may not be considered for this job.

    • Do not submit any document(s) with your social security number on it.
    • Do not submit your exam result(s) along with your application.
    • Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed application. This page is for examination use only.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    • Department Website: http://www.dor.ca.gov
    • Hiring Unit Contact:
      Mahalia Gotico
      (209) 576-6115
    • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

      EEO Contact:
      Office of Civil Rights
      (916) 558-5850
      Civil.Rights@dor.ca.gov
    • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
      

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    • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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