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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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No.: OC-62007 Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 08/14/18 05:00PM
Exam Date: 10/13/18 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a counseling position in a school district involving responsibility for identifying and developing training and employment opportunities in the community for students with physical and mental disabilities. The employee secures special education and counseling for secondary students and their families, and assists in developing and implementing an individual education plan for each student. The employee reports directly to, and works under general supervision of, the Director of Assessment and Career Planning Center.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A) Six (6) years of paid full time or its part-time equivalent** experience as an employment specialist or job counselor working with people with disabilities; OR,

(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree in Human Services,* plus four (4) years of experience as described in (A); OR,

(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Human Services,* Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, plus two (2) years of experience as described in (A); OR,

(D) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree, plus three (3) years of experience as described in (A); OR,

(E) Any equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).

*Human Service degrees involve coursework designed to prepare individuals to enhance and increase the well-being of society and the individuals it comprises. The course of study must clearly focus upon giving the student the knowledge and capacity to deal with people in need of support services. It includes the “helping professions” such as social work, psychology, gerontology and vocational and/or psychological counseling.

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