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Trans Voc Rehabilitation Counselor I-IV (Corsicana)

Company : Texas State Job Bank

Location : CORSICANA, TX

Created : 2020-09-12

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is seeking to fill a Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) I-IV position to join the Vocational Rehabilitation Department. This position is located at 720 N Beaton St. Corsicana, TX.less thanbr>less thanbr>The Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) I-IV performs routine to advanced vocational rehabilitation work for a high volume of students in support of the mission, goals and values of the Texas Workforce Commission. Applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in the performance of routine rehabilitation work in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.iless thanbr>less thanbr>GENERAL DUTIES:less thanbr>- Provides quality Transition Services to students with disabilities, including those who may be potentially eligibleless thanbr>- Develops and maintains relations with community referral sources, businesses, employers and schoolsless thanbr>- Collects and analyzes all information necessary to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.)less thanbr>- Assists students in choosing appropriate employment by analyzing information to determine the student's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job marketless thanbr>- Participates with the local education agencies and families of students to support students acquiring the necessary academic skills, work skills, and life skills to be independent and successfulless thanbr>- Works collaboratively with the student to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the student's identified employment goalsless thanbr>- Provides opportunities for students to explore career options and to gain employment experiencesless thanbr>- Creates and maintains student records and performs case load managementless thanbr>- Ensures timely, cost-effective provision of services and student progress toward eventual achievement of their employment goalless thanbr>- Develops and implements a process leading to the eventual successful job placement for studentsless thanbr>- Develops referral sources, maintains resource information, and obtains appropriate referrals to reach blind or visually impaired studentsless thanbr>- Works with the Regional Employment Assistance Specialists and / or Business Relation Specialists to build quality relationships with businesses in order to provide career exploration experiences for studentsless thanbr>- Applies best value purchasing practices and uses available comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public fundsless thanbr>- Accounts for case service expenditures and delivery of services to maintain adherence to established funding/expenditure directivesless thanbr>- May act as a Team Leader to assigned support staff for designated caseloadless thanbr>- Participates in training activities conducted for staff developmentless thanbr>- Performs other duties as assignedless thanbr>less thanbr>This position involves up to 70% travel, and method of transportation is the responsibility of employee. Duties also include the ability to lift/carry 10 pounds.less thanbr>less thanbr>PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:less thanbr>A Master's degree with a major in Rehabilitation Counseling OR a Master's degree in counseling or related degrees such as Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services from an accredited college or university plus one year of related work experience OR current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate or current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. Applicants selected who do not have a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or CRC certificate or LPC credential will be required to meet the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development educational requirements within a time frame established upon employment. iThis will entail taking specific courses that focus on the profe