Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 11-Jun-2018 to 25-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
  • $38,808 -$40,776
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Missouri Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education

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                                                                          VACANCY NOTICE                  


Vacancy Title:          Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor     

Job Listing Number:  2018010101

City:                       Poplar Bluff/1903 Northwood Drive, Suite 3, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Section/Office:         Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services

Salary:                   $38,808 -$40,776 annually (Depending on qualifications)

Deadline:                June 25, 2018



  • 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 with individuals with disabilities is highly desirable.


(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.  Provides counseling and guidance services by effectively communicating vocational-related issues with clients.

*  2.  Promotes case findings, receives referrals, conducts interviews and gathers information to determine eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation.

*  3.  Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates medical, psychological, social, educational, and employment information regarding applicants.

*  4.  Arranges for or administers appropriate assessments to ascertain client's mental level, aptitudes, interests and abilities.

*  5.  Plans with clients regarding services necessary to the attainment of realistic vocational goals.

*  6.  Prepares and recommends individualized plans for employment.

*  7.  Arranges for provision of rehabilitation services in accordance with approved individualized plans for employment.

*  8.  Assumes responsibility for suitable placement and follow-up in employment.

  1. Other duties as assigned.


* Essential Functions


BENEFITS (For a Full-Time Position)


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.


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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 Jennifer.Dunlap@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.





The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 751-9619 or TTY (800) 735-2966.






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