Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


Posting Details

Job Code/Title 81761 - H - Counselor HS 1 Position Number HU0229 Working Title Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Department SOESpecEd&DP: RRTC Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $16.73 - $18.00 Campus Off-site Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Up to 28 Normal work days Varies Normal work hours Varies Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center ( RRTC ), School of Education, is seeking to hire a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. This position’s responsibilities will be completed in and around the Newport News metro area. The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will complete the Discovery/Assessment process with customers with disabilities and implement situational assessments for individuals referred to and accepted into the Project SEARCH and/or RRTC Business Connections, engage in business development designed to establish business partnerships for the promotion of employment of people with disabilities in integrated community settings, provide direct instruction of job duties and related skills to support the employee with a significant disability to meet employer standards, provide ongoing identification of community supports needs and support in securing services to individuals with disabilities on the current caseload, and conduct needs assessments and technical assistance to other professionals locally, statewide, and nationally as needed.

Required Qualifications

Experience working with individuals with disabilities to learn new skills.
Direct interaction supporting individuals with disabilities.
Above average verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Business.
Familiarity with the Newport News, Virginia area businesses and community resources.
Experience with implementing Positive Behavior Supports.
Experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, preferably in areas of model internship programs and community integrated competitive employment.

Job Open Date 12/02/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

This position’s responsibilities will be completed in and around the Newport News metro area.

Additional Information

There is a potential for two applicants to be hired from this applicant pool.

Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102046 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience providing community-based supports to individuals with disabilities, including autism.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience in conducting supported employment job site training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience identifying workplace accommodations and/or other environmental accommodations for individuals with disabilities, including those with autism.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe any work experience that you have working with employers to assist them in supporting individuals with disabilities in employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please explain your knowledge and/or familiarity with Newport News, Virginia area businesses and community resources.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
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