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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Vocational Rehabilitation Disability Determinations   LAWRENCE, KS   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 14, 2021

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Section: Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services
Salary: $40,728 -$42,744 annually - Federally Funded

Positions available in the following offices:
615 E 13th Street, Suite G-3, Kansas City, MO
8030 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO

Why you’ll love this position:
In this position, you have the opportunity to empower individuals with disabilities through employment.
Join us as we move to transform lives – planning, organizing, and providing professional rehabilitation
services.

What you’ll do:

  • Provides counseling and guidance services by effectively communicating vocational-related issues with
    clients.
  • Receives referrals, conducts interviews and gathers information to determine eligibility.
  • Analyzes, interprets and evaluates medical, psychological, social, educational, and employment
    information regarding applicants.
  • Arranges for or administers appropriate assessments to ascertain client’s aptitudes, interests, and
    abilities.
  • Prepares, recommends, and arranges for provision of rehabilitation services in accordance with
    approved individualized plans for employment.
  • Assumes responsibility for suitable placement and follow-up in employment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and
    counseling, clinical psychology, clinical social work with experience in vocational counseling or closely
    related field.
  • Work experience in case management, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and or with persons with
    disabilities will be given preference.
  • (Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree, incomplete Master’s degree, or Master’s degree in a field other
    than those listed above may be considered for employment with the requirement to attain a Master’s
    degree or Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of counseling and guidance techniques; occupations in terms of skills, demands, training,
    working conditions; human behavior; and case management.
  • Ability to effectively communicate; maintain effective working relationships; and utilize reports/data to
    inform work.
  • Travel is required for client and partner contacts and occasional overnight stays for trainings and
    meetings.

If you have questions about this position, please contact: Vocational Rehabilitation Human Resources at
573-751-3251

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.