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Master’s, Specialist, or Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field

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.

Demonstrated ability to understand tests and their measurements, validity, reliability, and statistical procedures; ability to understand barriers to employment, regional labor market, employment trends, occupational skill requirements, community resources’ criteria and procedures, diversity factors, economic development resources, job analyses, procurement practices, school to work transition, Social Security Administration guidelines and work incentives, and the Americans with Disability Act; to 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 and to 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; and skills in communication to establish effective relationships with individuals, the public, and agency staff.



A current CRC credential educational standards established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

To Apply:

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during 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.

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:, 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.




Phone: 804-662-7003

Cert: Any Certification

The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as acondition of employment (Va. Code § 2.2-3114)