Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 18-Jul-2014 to 01-Aug-2014 (CST)
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • $37,656.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Vacancy Title: Counselor/Resource Specialist
Job Listing Number: 940014021
City: Kansas City Downtown
Section/Office: Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services
Salary: $37,656.00
Deadline: August 1, 2014
1. Bachelor's degree in a field related to human behavior and /or human services.
2. Work experience with persons with disabilities, business outreach, and community collaboration is highly desirable.
3. Ability and commitment to working with people with disabilities.
(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position, may be accepted in lieu of the above).
(The incumbent must possess the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodation).
*1 . Interviews applicants and family members and/or their representatives to ascertain the necessary information for the adequate completion of the VR application and related documentation/forms.
*2. Receives phone calls and communicates with the general public, applicants and clients about community resources, and vocational rehabilitation services.
*3. Develop opportunities with businesses serving as a resource for both on-the-job training and permanent employment opportunities for VR clients.
*4. Coordinate outreach activities to state agencies and local service providers such as: Probation & Parole, Division of Youth Services, and Department of Corrections/ Re-entry.
*5. Assist clients in completion of Career Scope/MO Connections/on-line job applications
*6. Assist counselors to arrange for provision of follow-up services in accordance with approved individualized rehabilitation plans.
*7. Participating in vocational exploration, placement and job follow up activities through direct contact with clients.
*8. Attend Job fairs, seek out new vendors and referral sources, educate community resources about Vocational Rehabilitation.
*9. Assist counselors in reviewing and updating case file information on clients to facilitate an employment outcome.
*10. Prepare documentation of client contact and follow-up with counselors for case file.
11. Assist with transition outreach activities with the Kansas City Schools.
12. Represent the agency at meetings and conferences.
13. Assist in serving as liaison with related agencies.
14. Perform other work for District Supervisor and counselors as needed.
* Essential Functions

ANNUAL LEAVE: Accrue 10 hours per month for new full-time employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.
SICK LEAVE: Accrue 10 hours per month. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.
HOLIDAYS: 12 holidays per year.
RETIREMENT: Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).
LIFE INSURANCE: Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.
OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE: Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member's annual salary. Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.
CAFETERIA PLAN: Easy tax savings on employee's cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.
HEALTH PLANS: Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.
DENTAL PLANS: Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.
VISION PLAN: Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-3251, through Missouri Relay System at (573) 751-0881, or via email at kathy.kelly@vr.dese.mo.gov.
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.
It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator–Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 526-4757 or TTY (800) 735-2966, fax (573) 522-4883, email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.

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