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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist - Accessibility Support

  • ... Dauphin County, PA, Pennsylvania, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 98661 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist - Accessibility Support   

JOB TITLE:

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist - Accessibility Support

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dauphin County, PA Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for Accessibility Support you will be able toprovide assistive technology support that helps individuals with disabilities secure and maintain employment and independence? If you also possess strong skills and abilities in training individuals how to use adaptive software, take this specialized professional opportunity with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), Directors Office! With us, you will collaborate on projects and programs to enhance accessibility and assess the effectiveness and use of accessible hardware and software applications to ensure that they meet the needs of our customers.
Make a meaningful difference in BBVS services across the Commonwealth and take the next step in your career!


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PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION OF WORK AS THIS POSITION REQUIRES SPECIALIZED SKILLS.


As a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, the assistive technology support and training you provide will be essential to expanding and maintaining vital OVR/BBVS services and programs.
In this position you will develop and deliver a variety of in person and virtual trainings on assistive technology and programs used by our staff in the provision of services to customers.
To support staff across the Commonwealth, you will also implement user-facing materials, guides, and other resources as well as maintain and complete accessibility training forms to document staff training needs, goals, and outcomes.


Up to date knowledge of the latest accessibility software and hardware, thorough knowledge of OVR/BBVS policies and procedures, and your experience with visual disabilities will inform your collaborations with other members of the Special Programs Divisions on projects and programs in accessibility training and instruction.
You will also have the opportunity to travel to various business and training locations across the commonwealth as well as prepare and present position specific updates, guidance documents, and informational presentations to OVR/BBVS agency meetings, stakeholder meetings, and community events.
Advance your career with an office that supports each other and our community!


Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the employment.
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Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Telework:You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework), part-time.
    In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.
    If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary:Most employees will start at the beginning level of the advertised salary.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.
    Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Three years of professional experience in rehabilitation work, vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement, psychology, or social work, two years of which must have been in the field of vocational rehabilitation; and a bachelor's degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
    Graduate study in the behavioral sciences may be substituted for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of one year.


Other Requirements:

Legal Requirements:

  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.
    Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.
    e.
    , relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.
    Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.
All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.
    No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

98661 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710479485-d034c8e190a0ddc114496be7e4700989

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Dauphin County, PA

Job Origin:

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As a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for Accessibility Support you will be able toprovide assistive technology support that helps individuals with disabilities secure and maintain employment and independence? If you also possess strong skills and abilities in training individuals how to use adaptive software, take this specialized professional opportunity with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS), Directors Office! With us, you will collaborate on projects and programs to enhance accessibility and assess the effectiveness and use of accessible hardware and software applications to ensure that they meet the needs of our customers. Make a meaningful difference in BBVS services across the Commonwealth and take the next step in your career!

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION OF WORK AS THIS POSITION REQUIRES SPECIALIZED SKILLS.

As a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, the assistive technology support and training you provide will be essential to expanding and maintaining vital OVR/BBVS services and programs. In this position you will develop and deliver a variety of in person and virtual trainings on assistive technology and programs used by our staff in the provision of services to customers. To support staff across the Commonwealth, you will also implement user-facing materials, guides, and other resources as well as maintain and complete accessibility training forms to document staff training needs, goals, and outcomes.

Up to date knowledge of the latest accessibility software and hardware, thorough knowledge of OVR/BBVS policies and procedures, and your experience with visual disabilities will inform your collaborations with other members of the Special Programs Divisions on projects and programs in accessibility training and instruction. You will also have the opportunity to travel to various business and training locations across the commonwealth as well as prepare and present position specific updates, guidance documents, and informational presentations to OVR/BBVS agency meetings, stakeholder meetings, and community events. Advance your career with an office that supports each other and our community!


Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Telework:You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework), part-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary:Most employees will start at the beginning level of the advertised salary.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Three years of professional experience in rehabilitation work, vocational guidance, employment counseling or placement, psychology, or social work, two years of which must have been in the field of vocational rehabilitation; and a bachelor's degree; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training. Graduate study in the behavioral sciences may be substituted for the required general experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of one year.


Other Requirements:

  • You must meet thePA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the linkand click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:

  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

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