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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (NY HELPS), Box ACS-3041|43257

  • ... Elmira, New York, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 61330 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (NY HELPS), Box ACS-3041|43257   

JOB TITLE:

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (NY HELPS), Box ACS-3041|43257

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Elmira New York United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).


For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply.
At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments.
In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.


At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination.
Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State.
While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.


NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position.
The qualifications are:

  • a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR
  • 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR
  • three years of qualifying experience*.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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


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


Section 70.
1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.
1 of the Civil Service Law.


For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.
https://careermobilityoffice.
cs.
ny.
gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.
cfm.


55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:

  • a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR
  • 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR
  • three years of qualifying experience*.

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 be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have one year of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 6 or higher; OR have a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR three years of qualifying experience*.
Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.


  • For experience to be considered qualifying, the primary responsibilities of a position must have involved professional or paraprofessional duties in one of the following areas: EITHER

A.
providing direct services beyond routine personal care or supervision to physically, mentally, or learning-disabled adults or adolescents in a rehabilitation program or facility.
(Qualifying examples include casework, counseling, daily living skills training, benefit advisement, or peer mentoring.
Clerical duties such as answering the telephone or scheduling appointments are NOT considered qualifying experience); OR

B.
providing vocational or educational services to adults or adolescents with physical, mental, or learning disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, job coaching, guidance, placement, or job development.
Duties Description
The New York State Education Departments (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking a candidate for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant position in the Elmira VR Satellite Office.
This Office provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, who are interested in becoming employed or retaining their current employment.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct intake interviews, review eligibility for financial assistance, and monitor training records;
  • Verify employment, which may require site visits to rehabilitation facilities, schools, and training centers;
  • Authorize necessary medical diagnostic examinations;
  • Prepare financial and statistical records and reports;
  • Prepare routine correspondence to consumers and their families, vendors and other agencies concerning consumer status and progress; and
  • Schedule transportation, interpreters, readers, and independent living services for disabled consumers.
Additional Comments
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent-permanent, competitive appointment or a contingent-permanent, non-completive appointment or a 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 Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain 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.
Verification of degree or transcript will be required at the time of interview for applicable candidates.


This position leads to a maximum salary of $61,330 based on annual performance advances.


APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 21, 2024 to ACCESJOBS@nysed.
gov (email submissions are preferred).
Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
You must include the Box number (ACS-3041/43257) 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.


New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.


Interested in a job with New York State, but dont 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.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

61330 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709654114-c7ddf1bff6031b3a137d23bccee97e5f

LOCATION:

New York United States

CITY:

Elmira

Job Origin:

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Full job description

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To be considered for appointment through NY HELPS, or 55 b/c, candidates must meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications for this position. The qualifications are:

  • a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR
  • 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR
  • three years of qualifying experience*.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess a current 55b/c eligibility letter and the following minimum qualifications:

  • a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR
  • 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR
  • three years of qualifying experience*.

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 be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have one year of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55b/c service in a position allocated to a Grade 6 or higher; OR have a bachelors degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or vocational rehabilitation; OR 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience*; OR three years of qualifying experience*. Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

  • For experience to be considered qualifying, the primary responsibilities of a position must have involved professional or paraprofessional duties in one of the following areas: EITHER

A. providing direct services beyond routine personal care or supervision to physically, mentally, or learning-disabled adults or adolescents in a rehabilitation program or facility. (Qualifying examples include casework, counseling, daily living skills training, benefit advisement, or peer mentoring. Clerical duties such as answering the telephone or scheduling appointments are NOT considered qualifying experience); OR

B. providing vocational or educational services to adults or adolescents with physical, mental, or learning disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, job coaching, guidance, placement, or job development.
Duties Description
The New York State Education Departments (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking a candidate for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant position in the Elmira VR Satellite Office. This Office provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, who are interested in becoming employed or retaining their current employment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct intake interviews, review eligibility for financial assistance, and monitor training records;
  • Verify employment, which may require site visits to rehabilitation facilities, schools, and training centers;
  • Authorize necessary medical diagnostic examinations;
  • Prepare financial and statistical records and reports;
  • Prepare routine correspondence to consumers and their families, vendors and other agencies concerning consumer status and progress; and
  • Schedule transportation, interpreters, readers, and independent living services for disabled consumers.
Additional Comments
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a contingent-permanent, competitive appointment or a contingent-permanent, non-completive appointment or a 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 Assistant when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain 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. Verification of degree or transcript will be required at the time of interview for applicable candidates.

This position leads to a maximum salary of $61,330 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by March 21, 2024 to ACCESJOBS@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (ACS-3041/43257) 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.

New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.

Interested in a job with New York State, but dont 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.

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