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Dept for the Blind & Vision Impair

07/27/2022

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Provides leadership statewide for the agency’s Vocational Rehabilitation program (VR), Supported Employment Program, Pre-Employment Transition Services and Career Pathways Program ensuring quality service delivery, utilization of state-of-the-art methods, and emphasis on current labor market trends and recommendations. Provides Management and Supervision for the Assistant Director of Vocational Rehabilitation, Director of Business and Corporate Initiatives, and the Director of Rehabilitation Technology. Assures best utilization of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Business Relations Specialists and Rehabilitation Technologists to respond to the needs of DBVI job candidates who seek assistance to find employment. A member of the DBVI management team.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience in simultaneously managing multiple priorities, monitoring for compliance with federal and state requirements, preparing statistical and narrative reports, analyzing various types of information, and providing training; supervision with service delivery of Vocational Rehabilitation and with evaluating/analyzing projects for effectiveness and efficiency. Considerable knowledge of the social, medical, psychological, and labor market issues which impact persons with disabilities; interviewing, evaluation, and counseling techniques; methods and tools for career counseling and exploration; ADA compliance requirements.

Experience analyzing program and financial information in reaching logical conclusions. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from diverse social and economic environment; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to interpret and apply integrated policies and procedures in the provision of services; to establish employment opportunities through contact with businesses and other organizations within the community; to organize and manage multiple and sometimes unrelated responsibilities in a timely manner; to prioritize duties and exercise responsible judgment with minimal supervision. Knowledge of federal and state regulations and agency policy related to the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree(s) in Rehabilitation Counseling, Public Administration or other related field. CRC highly preferred or a combination of training and experience that results in the knowledge and abilities detailed. Prefer considerable training in counseling experience directly related to assisting individuals with vision disabilities to achieve employment.

Special Instructions:

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact recruitment@dars.virginia.gov for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, Americorp, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

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 Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
 

If you have a Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor please ensure to attach a copy of it along with any other documents.

 

To apply:

https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/302190

 

E_mail: Darlene.klenzmann@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-662-7003

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