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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (9/19/13)
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (9/19/13)
education counselor rehabilitation missouri
9/5/13 2:55 PM
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
“Missouri public schools: the best choice… the best results!”
www.dese.mo.gov

VACANCY NOTICE
Vacancy Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Job Listing Number: 10075293
City: St. Joseph
Section/Office: Vocational Rehabilitation/Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services
Salary: $37,152-$39,048 annually (Depending on qualifications)
Deadline: September 5-19, 2013

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRABLE CANDIDATES SHOULD POSSESS
Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and
counseling, clinical psychology, or clinical social work with experience in vocational counseling.
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).

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
(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.
9. Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
An application packet, consisting of a cover letter, resume, Application for Employment
(http://dese.mo.gov/vr/staffopenings.htm) and copy of official college transcripts should be sent using
one of the following options:
By mail (preferred) to Job Listing Number (shown above), Human Resources, Vocational
Rehabilitation, 3024 Dupont Circle, Jefferson City, MO 65109-6188. OR
・ Electronically (preferred) to vacancy@vr.dese.mo.gov. Documents must be
attached to the e-mail in PDF or Word format, with the job listing number in the
subject line. OR
・ By fax to Human Resources at 573.751.1441. Include job listing number.
If applying for more than one vacancy, a separate application packet is required for each
job listing number; copies are accepted. Application packets will not be kept on file for
consideration of other positions.
NOTE: If you are applying for a position where a degree is required, transcripts MUST be
submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment. Failure to include
transcripts with your application will eliminate the application from the review process.
* 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) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at
hr@dese.mo.gov.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities: For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please
notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619. Reasonable attempts will be made to
accommodate special needs.
TTY/TDD users: Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment
practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975
and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries related to Department programs and
to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be
directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator–Civil Rights
Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson
City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 526-4757 or TTY (800) 735-2966, fax (573) 522-4883,
email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.
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