State of Arizona Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3 in TUCSON, Arizona
Department of Economic Security
Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!
Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3
Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services
195 W. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85714 or
899 N. Wilmot Road #C7, Tucson, AZ 85711
The Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3 (RSS3) works to provide eligible persons with disabilities with services in a wide range of programs including Vocational Rehabilitation, Transition School to Work Services and Employment Services. Additionally the RSS3 interprets and applies regulations and policies, performs outreach activities, and provides extensive orientation, vocational counseling, and guidance to clients. The RSS3 will also manage a caseload and activities including compliance, authorizing client services and monitoring rehabilitation progress.
This position works with school districts, requiring traveling between different schools
Provide employment services to persons with disabilities including physical, sensory and mental disabilitieswith ages ranging from 14 years to 24 years.
Interview clients for services, describe the vocational rehabilitation program, or the RSA program of choice
Facilitatingproblemsolvinganddecision-makingprocessesinpartnershipwith clientswhich results in development of an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) as well as future amendmentsasmayberequired
Maintain regular contact with client and vendor to achieve successful employment outcome
Perform outreach activities to increase referral base
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Federal and State laws, statutes, rules, regulations, and personnel policies pertaining to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities
Services related to transitioning from school to competitive employment
Needs of persons with disabilities including physical, cognitive, sensory and psychiatric
Job preparation and readiness skills
Interviewing and eliciting information, and counseling individuals with disabilities
Providing information to customers, providers, community organizations and agencies resources in the community for the alleviation of health, educational and financial needs
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Analyze and interpret medical and psychological reports
Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field plus two years of Human Service Experience; or must have Bachelor’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus three years of Human Service Experience. Master’sDegree is preferredwithmajor RehabilitationCounseling;or Master’sDegreeinRelatedField;or Master’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus one year of Human Service Experience.
Must meet eligibility standards for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) within 6 years of employment as a Rehabilitation Services Specialist
Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements
Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees
Will be subject to a search of the Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services) Central Registry
Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602) 542-3807 for assistance.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Post Date: 03/14/2018
Category: SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES