Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Job Posting: Kentucky, Office for the Blind, McDowell Center. Voc Rehab Program Specialist, Home MDT.

Below is information pertaining to the vacancy posting for the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Specialist I (Home Mgt. Instructor) position at the McDowell Center, which was left vacant by Sara Johnson's transfer.  Please feel free to pass this along to any interested individuals.  The posting ends on June 27th, therefore it is crucial that anyone interested submit their application online through the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet website before that date.  A link is provided below to apply for state government positions. It provides additional information on completing the online application process.

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Minimum Requirement - Primary Education :

Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, rehabilitation teaching or therapy, guidance and/or counseling, psychology, sociology, orientation and mobility, social work, special education, education with emphasis in vocational counseling or a related field.

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Agency :

51 - Educ. & Workforce Development Cab.

Department/Division/Branch/Address :

Office for the Blind
8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242

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Jefferson County

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Full-time Merit (18A)

Work Schedule :

1st Shift

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Competitive - Open To All Candidates

Work Week :

37.5 hr/wk

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Salary Range:

Pay Grade 12 (MIN-MID) $29,129.28 - $38,588.64 yearly at 37.5 hour work week

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Description of Job Duties

Under supervision, provides direct evaluation and training to blind and visually impaired consumers' at the McDowell Rehabilitation Center in the areas of home and financial management. Provides supervision and detailed instruction to consumers in the Independent Living class; documents and tracks consumers progress; maintains a working file on activities; evaluates medical, psychological, vocational and other reports; develops individual training plans with emphasis on individuals with the most severe disabilities. Monitors the budget for this department and makes purchases needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Qualifying: All candidates who apply and meet the minimum requirements are eligible for placement on the register for hiring consideration.

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Characteristics of the Class :

Under supervision, gains skills to perform professional level vocational rehabilitation functions such as vocational or technology assessments, rehabilitation technology, rehabilitation instruction, personal adjustment, job development and job placement functions, basic public relations functions, supported employment and/or vocational evaluation; OR Under supervision performs as a novice counselor, providing basic vocational rehabilitation caseload duties such as collecting information and making recommendations for determining eligibility, plan development and implementation; and performs other duties as required.

Typical Working Conditions and Unique Physical Requirements :

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Occasional travel will be required to coordinate services between customers and the agency.

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Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.

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Jennifer Wright

Office for the Blind

275 East Main Street

2nd Floor Mail Stop 2-EJ

Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone: (502) 782-3407

Toll Free (800) 321-6668

Fax: (502) 564-2951

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