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n accordance with 34 CFR 361.10, 34 CFR 361.11, and Virginia’s Combined State Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), applicants are required to have a Masters’ degree in order to be qualified for this position. Applicants within a semester of completing their master's may also be considered."

Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field required. Transcripts must accompany the application and they MUST display the date that the degree was awarded. Applicants who are within a semester of completion of a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field will be considered if the application is accompanied by a transcript that verifies the anticipated graduation date.

Demonstrated knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of rehabilitation guidance and counseling, interviewing, evaluation techniques, psycho-social assessment, medical terminology, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, behavioral management, career exploration/development, job placement, case management, rehabilitation/assistive technology, and alternative techniques that enhance the independence of blind or visually impaired individuals.

Additional Considerations:

Current CRC credential or eligible to sit for CRC. 

Demonstrated ability to understand &/or:

  • Tests and their measurements, validity, reliability, and statistical procedures.  
  • Barriers to employment, regional labor market, employment trends. 
  • Occupational skill requirements, community resources’ criteria and procedures, and diversity factors.
  • Economic development resources, job analyses, procurement practices, and school to work transition.
  • Social Security Administration guidelines and work incentives, and the Americans with Disability Act. 
  • Manage a caseload, meet multi-tasked job demands, represent the agency in a variety of settings, function without close daily supervision, set daily schedule, integrate and effectively use data. 
  • Effectively make presentations to groups.

Demonstrated skills to:

  • Arrange and interpret diagnostic evaluations, apply counseling theories and principles, apply program, agency, and state policies and procedures.
  • Communication to establish effective relationships with individuals, the public, and agency staff.


Phone: 804-662-7003

Cert: Any Certification

Master’s level transcripts or copy of current certification, if applicable, must accompany the application. Please note that the transcripts must display the date that the degree was awarded.

  • This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1. 
  • A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate. 
  • The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114)

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact for assistance.

Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s New Recruitment Management System. PageUp provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your PageUp account to check the status of your application for this position. You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Contact Information:

Name: Human Resources

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.



Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - #BVI00147 - Norfolk, Virginia, United States