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TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Voc Rehab Counselor I-IV (Houston) in HOUSTON, Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), a Certified Best Place for Working Parents, is seeking a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) I-IV to join the Vocational Rehabilitation Department located at 3311 Richmond Avenue, in Houston, Texas.Benefits to working for TWC include:- Competitive starting salary: $3,284.00 - $6,149.00/month- Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.i- This is a career ladder position which means each level is required to meet the established career ladder requirements in order to be promoted to the next level.- Additional benefits for active employees: https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits.The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) I-IV performs routine to advanced vocational rehabilitation work in support of the mission, goals and values of the Texas Workforce Commission. VRC I-IV applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in performance of routine rehabilitation work in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. This program assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain and/or advance in competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting students with disabilities to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary education and employment.The ideal candidate will perform work using the applicable policy, guidance, and the electronic case management system. The VRC I-IV is hired by the VR Supervisor with the approval of the VR Manager, and works independently, with moderate to minimal supervision by the VR Supervisor.GENERAL DUTIES:- Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain and/or advance in competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting students with disabilities to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary education and employment- Develops and maintains relations with community referral sources, businesses, employers and schools- Collects and analyzes all information necessary to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.)- Assists the customer in choosing an appropriate employment by analyzing information to determine the customeris strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job market- Works with the consumer to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the consumeris identified employment goals- Ensures timely, cost-effective provision of services and consumer progress toward achievement of their employment goal- Develops and implements a process leading to successful job placement- Applies best value purchasing practices and uses available, comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds- Performs other duties as assignedPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Masteris degree with major in Rehabilitation Counseling or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited college or university;OR masteris degree with major in counseling or related degrees such as Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services from an accredited college or university plus one-year related work experience.iOR Masteris degree with any other major plus two years related work experience;OR Bacheloris degree with a major in vocational rehabilitation from an accredited college or university plus one-year related work experience;OR Bacheloris degree with major in Counseling, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Public Health from an accredited college or university plus two years related work experience;OR Bacheloris degree with any other major plus three years related work experience.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Depending on required qualifications and experience, a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) vacancy may be filled at any level from a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor IV. Factors such as

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