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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
BLACKFOOT ID 83221
Category: Other
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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
**SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: ** This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
**The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is currently seeking a
high-energy, compassionate and motivated individual
for a current opening in Blackfoot working with
adult felony offenders under the supervision
of the Idaho Department of Correction***
*****Continued employment is conditional upon the successful candidate passing the Idaho Department of Correction background check.
**_Duties_:**
* Conducts initial intake interviews with participants for the purpose of obtaining information and establishing positive working relationships.
* Explains participant rights and responsibilities and provides information regarding the vocational rehabilitation program and processes.
* Collects and analyzes information obtained from participant interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals and diagnostic evaluations to assess participants' abilities and needs and determines eligibility for services.
* Arranges for evaluations and standardized testing including physical, psychological, neuropsychological, academic and vocational testing in order to obtain pertinent information to assess participant's needs and to develop their rehabilitation plans.
* Assists participants in becoming actively engaged in their rehabilitation plans and supports them in making meaningful and informed choices regarding the selection of vocational goals and other rehabilitation services.
* Utilizes and applies professional counseling techniques to assist participants with vocational, personal and psychological adjustments throughout the rehabilitation process.
* Plans and arranges for courses of study or training and monitors participant's training program when applicable.
* Analyzes participant's finances to determine their ability to invest in their rehabilitation plan.
* Identifies barriers to participant's employment including inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules and transportation issues and works with them to develop strategies to overcome these barriers such as finding resources and coordinating needed services.
* Contacts and develops relationships with employers in order to provide employment opportunities and placements for participants.
* Provides counseling and guidance to participants in the establishment of small business enterprises and monitors the selection and financing of business needs.
* Develops and maintains an on-going referral system with other public and private entities.
* Markets vocational programs and acts as a liaison with public and private entities.
* Prepares and maintains records and case files, including documentation such as participant's personal and eligibility information, services provided, medical records, narratives of participant contacts and other relevant correspondence.
* Ensures appropriate and prudent stewardship of public funds by utilizing comparable benefits, analyzing participant's financial resources, following state procurement policies and securing Social Security Administration (SSA) reimbursements when applicable.
* Authorizes and monitors caseload fiscal expenditures.
* Negotiates and meets assigned performance goals.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
**_Minimum Qualifications_:__**
* A Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited program
* Current CRC designation issued by the CRCC; **OR** a current LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) designation issued by the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing (IBOL). ACRC designation is preferred.
* Ability to successfully pass the Idaho Department of Correction background check.
**_Travel_:**
* Travel is required.
**_How to Apply_:**
**Submit the following directly to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:**
* State of Idaho Application Packet: You can find the application packet atwww.dhr.idaho.gov . To access the application packet, click on "Job Seekers" at the top of the page, then select the "Applying" option. The application packet is located in the "Printable Forms" section. Please print the forms and submit your completed application by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.
* College Transcripts supporting your Master's degree.
* Current resume.
* Copy of any Current Certifications or Licenses.
**Send application materials to:**
* Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Attn: Kristal Cilley
650 W. State St., Rm. 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096
Fax: (208) 287-6467
Email: Kristal.cilley@vr.idaho.gov
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_Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation!_
*Open for Recruitment:* May 29, 2018 - June 12, 2018
*Announcement #:* NONCLS037892
*Location(s):* Blackfoot
*Salary Range:* $19.77/hour+ (depending on experience) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

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