Counselor, Disability Determinations

Vocational Rehabilitation Disability Determinations   Kansas City, MO   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on July 1, 2021

Disability Determinations Counselor

Job ID 2021070026
Location: Raytown, MO
Full-Time Salaried

SALARY 40,728

Human and Social Services
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Disability Determination

Vacancy Title: Disability Determinations Counselor

Section: Disability Determinations/Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services

Salary: $ 40,728 -- $ 42,744

Why you’ll love this position:

In this position you will have the opportunity to provide compassionate, life changing disability determinations to individuals applying for Social Security Disability.  You will enjoy the opportunity to learn new information every day, in a supporting, caring environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Initiate necessary development, review, examine, conduct phone interviews, adjudicate and make disposition of disability claims utilizing an electronic environment.

  • Screen, analyze and evaluate medical, psychological, vocational, educational, and social information regarding claimants utilizing an electronic environment.

  • Recommend the purchase of consultative services when necessary.

  • Determine residual functional capacity.

  • Determine eligibility to receive disability benefits.

  • Develop a working relationship with the medical community and other related agencies.

  • Prepare and maintain necessary correspondence, reports and records. 

  • Periodic overnight travel is required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.     

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • From an accredited college/university, a Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. 

  • Prior work experience is highly desirable.

If you have questions about this position please contact: 

Vocational Rehabilitation Human Resources at 573-751-3251 or by email to:

Applications  accepted only through our site.  Choose apply now to be directed to be directed to to apply.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Human Resources Manager at (573) 751-3251.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs. TTY/TDD users:  Relay Missouri service (573)751-0881. 

Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS.

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.