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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/25/23

Applications Due03/31/24

Vacancy ID140087

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleVocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 1, Box Suffolk VRC

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade19

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $73298 to $84496 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 40%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Suffolk

Street Address Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

Hauppauge District Office, Riverhead Satellite Office

City Hauppauge, Riverhead

StateNY

Zip Code11788

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in either of the following titles: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Spanish Language) or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Manual Communications).

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and candidates with 55b/c eligibility are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 1: Bachelor’s degree or higher AND enrollment in a master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling OR a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field*.

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 2: Bachelor’s degree or higher AND completion of 50% of the coursework toward a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling OR a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of one year as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 1 OR one year of professional work experience in a related field**.

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:
Either:
1) A current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); OR
2) A master’s degree or higher in rehabilitation counseling OR
3) A master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Traineeship OR two year of professional work experience in a related field**.

Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a temporary provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment, candidates must have the following:

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 1: Bachelor’s degree or higher AND enrollment in a master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling OR a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field*.

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 2: Bachelor’s degree or higher AND completion of 50% of the coursework toward a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling OR a master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of one year as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee 1 OR one year of professional work experience in a related field**.

• Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor:
Either:
1. A current Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credential as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC); OR
2. A master’s degree or higher in rehabilitation counseling OR
3. A master’s degree or higher in a related degree field* AND completion of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Traineeship OR two year of professional work experience in a related field**.

Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position and are interested in transferring to the location listed on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer.

*Related degree fields include the following:
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Disability Studies, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Science, Blindness/ Vision Impaired Rehabilitation and Education, Deaf/Hearing Impaired Rehabilitation and Education, Orientation and Mobility Studies , Educational Psychology, Child/Family Studies, Communication Disorders (including Speech Language Disorders and Pathology ), Health Administration, Health Services , Health Studies, Human Development, Human Relations, Human Services, Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling, Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, Transition Counselor, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, School/Guidance/Education Counseling, Special Education, Substance Use Disorders, Vision Rehabilitation Studies, Vocational Assessment, and Vocational Evaluation, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Counseling.

**Acceptable Professional Work Experience in a related field:
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Assessment, and Vocational Evaluation, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling (including Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, School/Guidance Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling), Orientation and Mobility, Disability Studies, Behavioral Health, Behavioral Science, Hearing Impaired Education/Rehabilitation, Visually Impaired Education/Rehabilitation, Communication Disorders (including Speech Language Disorders and Pathology), Special Education, School Rehabilitation Services (including Occupational and Physical Therapy) or experience with assisting persons with disabilities to attain employment, educational, and/or independent living goals.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking candidates for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions in the Hauppauge District Office and the Riverhead Satellite Office. These office assist persons with disabilities to attain employment, educational, and/or independent living goals. Duties of these positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Manage a caseload, including writing case notes and maintaining supporting documentation;
• Determine eligibility;
• Develop employment goals and Individualized Plans for Employment;
• Purchase goods and services as needed for individuals to reach their employment goals;
• Coordinate the resources of the family, community, and specialists; and
• Determine case closure.

Additional Comments These will be permanent, contingent-permanent, or temporary, provisional appointment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment. Verification of enrollment, degree, and/or CRC certificate will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. Candidates who are Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) are required to provide proof of their Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) credential at the time of hire. Continued employment as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is dependent upon maintaining their CRC Certification. Failure to maintain CRC Certification will result in removal from employment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. These positions will require 40% in-state travel.

These positions may be filled as a traineeship. The starting salaries for these positions is outlined below. For current New York State employees, salary is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship to advance to the full performance level title and salary.

• $ 59,648 (Trainee 1 - NS equated to SG-15)
• $ 66,360 (Trainee 2 - NS equated to SG-17)
• $ 73,298 (Full Performance level SG-19)

These position leads to a maximum salary of $84,496 based on annual performance advances and traineeship advances.

Based on these positions’ locations, in addition to the listed base salary, these positions also receive a $3,087 Downstate Adjustment.

APPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until these positions are filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for these positions. You must include the Box number (Suffolk VRC) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Interested in a job with New York State, but don’t know where to start?

Visit these links for information on working for New York State:
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/
• https://www.cs.ny.gov/pio/publications/gettingajob.pdf

Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:

Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.

Additional Benefits
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address accesjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until these positions are filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to accesjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for these positions. You must include the Box number (Suffolk VRC) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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