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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST II (SR-18)

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2511714
Keywords: counseling

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Deaf Services Section. 

The recruitment for this position vacancy is being conducted as a multi-level recruitment.  Applicants must specify, at the time of application, each level for which they wish to be considered.  Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration at the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist II only if there are insufficient qualified applicants at the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist III. Please see job posting for more information.

If you have any questions regarding this civil service recruitment, contact our Recruitment and Examination Staff at (808) 586-4981 (Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (HST).

The State Recruiting Office will refer all inquiries regarding this civil service recruitment to the Department of Human Services, Human Resources Office.

Duties Summary

This is an advanced trainee level.  Work is designed to train incumbents for the VRS III level (journey-level), but assignments are structured and performed with close supervision.  Provides vocational rehabilitation services to a caseload of individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing, to assist them in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining gainful employment.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist II
Successful completion of half of the required coursework towards a Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Note: The incumbent is expected to enroll into a CACREP accredited graduate program in rehabilitation counseling upon completion of their initial probationary period.  The incumbent must graduate and receive their master's degree in rehabilitation counseling.

Substitutions Allowed:
Applicants who possess advanced certificates or degrees (master's or doctorate) recognized by Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for certification as a CRC meet the requirements for VRS II.

For more information, go to:
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/dars/upload/0117_CRC_Certification_Guide.pdf

Selective Certification Requirements:
American Sign Language: The applicant must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with deaf persons by use of American Sign Language (ASL).  Such an ability may be demonstrated either by experience with hearing-impaired persons which demonstrated knowledge of and ability to communicate with deaf persons using ASL or by formal training in ASL communication.
 

Other Information

For more information, please visit: http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/employment-opportunties/