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Depart for the Blind & Vision Impair

07/27/2022

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Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in human service and/or education fields, prefer degree in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, or education of the blind. Closely related degrees combined with experience in providing services to the blind will be considered. 
 

Must hold any of the following certifications or be eligible to sit for certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential or as a minimum standard, educational standards established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC); or Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist by Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals; or certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist by Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (COMS) or National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NOMC); or possess a Virginia collegiate professional license with an endorsement of special education vision impairments preK-12 Certification as Rehabilitation Counselor.

Demonstrated knowledge of specialized services for people who are blind, deafblind, or vision impaired and of sound management practices and principles.

Demonstrated skill and ability to mentor, lead, and supervise a diverse group of employees with professional preparation in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility, and education services. Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement established policies, analyze and solve complex problems, and make timely and defensible decisions.

Special Requirements:

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);

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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/303719

 

E_mail: Darlene.klenzmann@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-662-7003

Cert: Any Certification

Deadline date to apply: 8/9/22