R-3537 Vocational Evaluator- Services for the Blind- Re-Advertised

Re-Advertised

R-3537   Reference#114128555

Posting Date: May 15, 2017

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.

POSITION:   Vocational Evaluator – Services for the Blind

                        E.H. Gentry Facility

                         (230 Days)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Evaluation, Rehabilitation Services, or Rehabilitation Counseling; Master’s desired.
  • Current CVE or CRC certification desired.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience working with individuals who have disabilities, primarily working with blind and low-vision individuals.
  • Must provide a sample vocational evaluation report completed by the applicant in addition to the writing summary.
  • Ability to write concise and comprehensive vocational evaluation reports.
  • Knowledge of assistive technology, CCTVs, screen magnifiers, screen readers, Braille translation software, and OCR software preferred.
  • Ability to measure academic achievement levels, aptitude, interest, physical capabilities.
  • Ability to interpret results and make sound recommendations regarding vocational rehabilitation needs of the consumer.
  • Must demonstrate competency in reading and writing Braille by scoring 90% or better on the AIDB Braille Skills Assessment Inventory within the first twelve (12) months of employment. 
  • A sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL according to the AIDB evaluation system must be obtained within the first thirty (30) months of employment.
  • The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background information check including, but not limited to FBI and ABI record repositories as well as random drug testing. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a non-refundable fee of $49.65 and appear for scheduled fingerprinting appointment.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Select administer and score a variety of achievement, vocational interest, and aptitude tests.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of rehabilitation counseling and interviewing techniques.
  • Possess an understanding of a broad range of occupations and occupational requirements, state and regional employment market, and job analysis techniques. 
  • Utilize a variety of testing and evaluation systems and techniques, human behavior, applicable medical terms, and the effects of disabilities in relation to job-related activities.
  • Provide situational assessments and behavioral observations of consumers.
  • Modify tests to accommodate limitations imposed by the consumer’s disability.
  • Synthesize data and observation reports to make recommendations essential to the rehabilitation process.
  • Assimilate all information into a written report of findings and recommendations to the consumer and Rehabilitation Counselor for use in developing vocational rehabilitation goals.
  • Selecting, administering and interpreting assessment instruments, techniques and work samples and conducting vocational evaluations.
  • Express findings and recommendations with oral and written clarity.
  • Participate in requirements to become a Pearson VUE certified administrator for the purpose of GED testing.
  • Utilize O*NET and Career Scope interest assessment systems.
  • Meet requirements to administer the ACT test.
  • Administer the Career Readiness Certification test.
  • Input data, attendance, and vocational evaluation plan in the Gentry Resource Information Network (GRIN).
  • Develop and maintain rapport with staff and students.
  • Participate in state and national meetings, workshops, presentations, conferences, and consumer groups; sharing information learned and best practice methodology to internal/external audiences.
  • Participate in accreditation reviews and activities through CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

SALARY:      $36,530 – $54,944    Scale D4       Rank 53

                        (230 Days)

                        Direct deposit is required.

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime and/or compensatory time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until Filled