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Employment Services Program Specialist
RICHMOND VA 23229
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Employment Services Program Specialist
# Position Information
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Job Description
The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as an Employment Services Program Specialist. The incumbent in this position will work for the Division of Rehabilitative Services - Support Team (DRS-ST), and will focus on coordinating and improving employment outcomes for people needing Supported and Customized Employment Services, Project SEARCH, Medicaid waiver and Long Term Follow Along services to be successful in employment. Duties will include: helping to enhance the agency's capacity to develop, implement and support effective competitive integrated employment initiatives and improve employment outcomes for individuals with long term support needs; responsible for developing Customized Employment (CE) services in Virginia; works statewide with local VR offices, VR counselors, community partners, families and consumers to increase competitive integrated employment outcomes and develops training and technical assistance for VR counselors to further enhance quality outcomes in nontraditional employment using SE and CE.
## Minimum Qualifications
Extensive knowledge of Supported Employment and Customized Employment; considerable knowledge of VR program policies, procedures, and service delivery; demonstrated knowledge of the service delivery system for persons with disabilities and knowledge of employment barriers for people with disabilities; demonstrated knowledge of Medicaid Waver system as it relates to Supported Employment; demonstrated knowledge of Project SEARCH practices; ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of individuals; ability to organize and manage multiple and sometimes unrelated responsibilities in a timely manner; ability to prioritize duties and exercise responsible judgment with minimal supervision; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and the ability to use Windows based computer software applications for developing written documents and presentation materials, and entering and maintaining data in spreadsheets.
## Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, public administration or closely related field preferred. Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation counseling, special education, public administration or closely related field.
## Special Requirements
This has been designated a sensitive position under Va. Code 2.2-1201.1. A fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services ONLY accepts and reviews FULLY completed online state applications for all employment opportunities. Please note that we are not accepting resumes or cover letters at this time.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-662-9101 for assistance. Minorities, people with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply.EEO/AA/TTY.
# Contact Information
## Name
Human Resource Services
## Phone
804-662-9101
## Fax
804-662-7662
## Address
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229
*Working Title:* Employment Services Program Specialist
*Role Title:* Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212
*Job Open Date:* 05/09/2018
*Job Close Date:* 05/22/2018
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* Minimum $43,892
*Agency:* Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Service (262)
*Agency Website:* Click Here for Agency Website
*Location:* Henrico - 087
*Position Number:* 00676
*Job Posting Number:* 1037734
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* Yes
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 05

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