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VR Service Specialist (Placement)-Scottsbluff 01351006

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State of Nebraska
Job Title: VR Service Specialist (Placement)-Scottsbluff 01351006
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 08/15/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: PERM FULL TIME
Location: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Department: Education, Department of
Requisition #: 201403103
Position #: 01351006
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Helps Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients to locate, apply for and retain meaningful employment by initiating and developing business relationships through cold calling, community networking and employer visit. SALARY RANGE: $15.739 - $16.526 per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience. College transcripts may be requested from candidates selected for interview.
Examples of Work:
Assists clients in learning how to prepare resumes, applications, and practice effective interviewing skills. Instructs clients regarding the methods for locating job openings. Identifies job openings through business contacts, and all other information sources. Initiates and develops relationships with human resources and other hiring professionals. Works with employers to help client maintain employment. Provides transition services to students. Presents information about Nebraska VR to community groups. Provides disability training to community partners. Provides career counseling. Responds to basic questions about Vocational Rehabilitation. Uses the electronic case service data system (QE2). Possesses a valid driver's license, travels independently and works in a variety of settings. Maintains regular and reliable attendance. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Recommends the purchase of goods and services for clients in accordance with established fiscal policies and procedures. EXTENT OF PUBLIC CONTACT: This position requires considerable contact with VR clients, community service providers, employers and the general public. WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENT: Approximately 50% of work time is spent in the office for a Placement Specialist.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Business, Marketing or directly related area. Majors in other disciplines may be considered with a minimum of two years' work experience in a professionally related area.
PREFERRED: Experience interacting with persons with significant disabilities. Bilingual in English/Spanish.
OTHER: Must possess a valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent travel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE: Formats used in written business communications; English grammar, spelling, and composition needed for correspondence; computer software necessary to carry out job responsibilities; types and uses of office equipment; office management principles, methods, and procedures; established policies, procedures, practices of VR Division and NDE. ABILITIES: Interact with persons having significant disabilities; communicate orally and in writing with agency staff and the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand, interpret, and apply rules, administrative policies, and program guidelines; locate and summarize information from files and documents; operate office equipment necessary to perform the required duties; maintain the confidential nature of information; prepare a variety of internal reports and documents; convey technical information to individuals with varying levels of knowledge; use computer for various job functions; assist clients in developing job goals and plans for employment.

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