Job: Rehabilitation Services Technician(Job Id 33410)

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Job Description

10/11/2017 10/18/2017
SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES 13
TUCSON 23,190.00-31,627.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Rehabilitation Services Technician

Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services

1455 S. Alvernon Rd

Tucson, AZ 85711

www.azdes.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Rehabilitation Services Technician is responsible for providing potential applicants with a basic overview of Vocational Rehabilitation services, arranging for an office orientation session, and completing initial interviews. This position also will provide counselors with support by assisting with the maintenance of casefiles as well as monitoring crucial service time-lines

JOB DUTIES: 

-          Performs support duties by assisting with various duties of the counselor for case management and providing team approach assistance to counselor for the client referral process through closure of the client’s case

-          Interviews applicants for intake and provide case notes with general client information of client self-report of disability, socio-economic information, medical/psychological issues, general disability related issues and enters information into the LIBERA system

-          Maintains client case files to ensure all information is up to date; gathers client signatures on required documentation for the Electronic Case File (ECF)

-          Provides assistance to the client with direct contact to identify client issues, clarify issues, understand the client services and the counselor’s directions

-          Corresponds with clients to inform and remind them of appointments for assessments, counselor appointments, and to request documentation (medical/psychological), monthly progress reports, and assisting the RSS 3 with all necessary correspondence

-          Provides information about RSA programs, available community resources, and as well as providing orientation to new referrals to the RSA program the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program process

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

-          Federal and state laws and regulations in regards to the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities

-          The guidelines and best practices of the Vocational Rehabilitation program

-          The variety of disabilities, disabling medical conditions, and available community resources

Skill in:

-          Observing behaviors with regard to possible employment and employment expectations

-          Oral and written communication

-          Problem solving and decision making

Ability to:

-          Communicate and have a good working relationship with individuals being served through Vocational Rehabilitation, co-workers, vendors and employers

-          Prioritize, assign and review work and effectively utilize resources

-          Collect assessment information needed for the VR Counselor to determine eligibility of applicant, monitor client progress, and input data into the LIBERA automated system

-          Provide information to customers, providers, community organizations and agencies

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

-          Associates of Arts/Sciences or Applied Sciences in a discipline related to human services, or 21 semester hours in a discipline related to human services and one year experience in a vocational rehabilitation or Independent Living program, or a High School diploma or GED and two years experience in a vocational rehabilitation or independent living program, or three years experience in an organized program providing services to Individuals with disabilities

-          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

-          Be subject to a search of 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

BENEFITS: 

 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

RETIREMENT: 

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

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

CONTACT US: 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact (602) 771-2880 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.