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WDA 8 Vocational Rehabilitational Counselor - Advanced

Company Name:
Department of Administration
Job Duties:
This position is responsible for performing professional vocational rehabilitation counseling as defined in Chapter 457, Wis. State. Professional counseling is specific to vocational rehabilitation services. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining professional credentials and licensing. This position ensures that appropriate vocational rehabilitation services are provided to the consumer by assessing, evaluating, counseling, and guiding consumers to attain vocational adjustment and achieve an employment outcome. Duties include:
applying a combination of human development, rehabilitation, psychosocial or psychotherapeutic principles, procedures or services;
evaluating pertinent information concerning applications for vocational rehabilitation services;
planning, organizing and implementing a complete rehabilitation program for disabled persons that may include a variety of services, assistive devices and/or training;
establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with external agencies to further the goals of the vocational rehabilitation program.
Special Notes:
Due to the nature of this position a criminal background check is required. The incumbent must have the ability to travel.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of problem solving/conflict management techniques, methods to establish productive, facilitative working relationships, both within and outside the organization, career counseling, assessment, and consultation services principles and techniques, counseling theories, techniques and applications, rehabilitation services and resources, case and caseload management principles and methods, medical, functional, and environmental implications of disability, physical and mental impairments and their relation to vocational and social adjustment and principles, methods, and techniques of rehabilitation training and VR counseling. Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to Vocational Rehabilitation including the Rehabilitation Act and amendments (Title IV of WIA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Ability to mentor colleagues, be a positive role model, accurately represent and support the agency's mission, effectively prioritize work activities and to manage time efficiently, effectively interact with a variety of individuals, negotiate mutually acceptable agreements, resolve conflict effectively and work effectively in a team setting.
Skills in leading others, implementing diagnostic and medical evaluation materials, interpreting diagnostic and medical evaluation materials, effective communications, and juggling daily work demands to meet expectations. A Wisconsin Professional Counselor license is required for this position.
How To Apply:
To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, click on the following . If you are unable to complete the materials due to a disability, encounter technical issues or need assistance using the system, please contact the Office of State Employment Relations or .
You may review your exam responses up to the deadline date, 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 . Anytime you view the exam responses, you MUST click "Finalize" regardless of whether or not you changed your responses.
Questions regarding the examination can be directed to Nikki Brown-Huss at or .
County(ies): Barron
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Schedule range 12-63. Annual salary will be between $40,068 and $73,990 dependent upon qualifications. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary and will be based on transaction type and the provisions of the State Compensation Plan. A 6 month probationary period will be required.
Special Qualifications: Professional Counselor License
Contact: Nikki Brown-Huss, HR Specialist , NikkiA. sin
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 11/25/2014
Exam Information: 49164 - 001 VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR - ADV
Classification Title: / JAC: VOCATIONAL REHAB COUNSELOR - ADV 14-05227
Job Working Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Advanced

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