Job: Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3(Job Id 36529)

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Posted: 03/14/2018

Job Reference #: 36529

Job Description

03/14/2018 03/21/2018
TUCSON 37,106.78-37,106.78

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3

Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services

195 W. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85714        or      

899 N. Wilmot Road #C7, Tucson, AZ 85711


The Rehabilitation Services Specialist 3 (RSS3) works to provide eligible persons with disabilities with services in a wide range of programs including Vocational Rehabilitation, Transition School to Work Services and Employment Services. Additionally the RSS3 interprets and applies regulations and policies, performs outreach activities, and provides extensive orientation, vocational counseling, and guidance to clients. The RSS3 will also manage a caseload and activities including compliance, authorizing client services and monitoring rehabilitation progress.


-          This position works with school districts, requiring traveling between different schools

-          Provide employment services to persons with disabilities including physical, sensory and mental disabilities with ages ranging from 14 years to 24 years. 

-          Interview clients for services, describe the vocational rehabilitation program, or the RSA program of choice

-          Facilitating problem solving and decision-making processes in partnership with clients which results in development of an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) as well as future amendments as may be required

-          Maintain regular contact with client and vendor to achieve successful employment outcome

-          Perform outreach activities to increase referral base  



-          Federal and State laws, statutes, rules, regulations, and personnel policies pertaining to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities

-          Services related to transitioning from school to competitive employment

-          Needs of persons with disabilities including physical, cognitive, sensory and psychiatric

-          Job preparation and readiness skills

-          Interviewing and eliciting information, and counseling individuals with disabilities

-          Providing information to customers, providers, community organizations and agencies resources in the community for the alleviation of health, educational and financial needs

-          Establish and maintain effective working relationships

-          Analyze and interpret medical and psychological reports


-          Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field plus two years of Human Service Experience; or must have Bachelor’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus three years of Human Service Experience.  Master’s Degree is preferred with major Rehabilitation Counseling; or Master’s Degree in Related Field; or Master’s Degree in a Non Related Field plus one year of Human Service Experience.

-          Must meet eligibility standards for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) within 6 years of employment as a Rehabilitation Services Specialist

-          Apply for and show proof of receipt of a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets Level One requirements

-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

-          Will be subject to a search of the Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services) Central Registry

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions




 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602) 542-3807 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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