[nfbwatlk] Fw: Jobs in Georgia

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Wed Dec 3 13:54:27 CST 2008


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anil Lewis NFBGA" <alewis at nfbga.org>
To: "NFB Affiliate Presidents List" <nfbaffiliatepresidents at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 11:31 AM
Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Jobs in Georgia


All:



Georgia is establishing a Unit for providing Blindness Rehabilitation
services.   Currently there are several jobs for VR Counselors for the
Blind, and Unit managers for Blindness services.  Please help me 
identify
qualified individuals for these jobs.  Please circulate this 
information.  I
have posted two of the job descriptions below, but you can find 
information
on the others and the application information at:



http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/GDOLJobSearch


Job Title: Rehabilitation Unit Manager

Application Deadline: 12/17/2008


Job Code: 14654

Pay Grade: 15


Position Number: 00084586

Entry Salary: $2,964.11 - $5,191.82 per month

Location of Vacancy: Blind Services - Metro-Atlanta Region

Duties & Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, manages a team of
professional and para-professional rehabilitation providers who assist
individuals who are blind or visually impaired prepare for or return to 
work
in the Vocational Rehabilitation Blind Services Unit. Provides 
leadership,
coaching, and information to the team in determining eligibility,
appropriate services, and identification of expected employment 
outcomes.
Implements quality assurance standards in the team process. Supervises 
and
participates in the development, marketing, and advocacy of services to 
both
potential clients and employers. Administers budget and other activities 
of
the unit. Working occasional evenings and weekends is required. Travel 
and
use of your personal vehicle is required. This position will cover the
Metro-Atlanta Region.

Entry Qualifications: Two years of experience as a Certified 
Rehabilitation
Counselor OR Bachelor s degree in a related area AND Two years of
supervisory experience in a human service delivery program OR Master s
degree AND One year of supervisory experience in a human service 
delivery
program OR Related certification AND One year of supervisory experience 
in a
human service delivery program

Preferred Qualifications:
Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) AND Three 
(3)
years of professional experience as a Rehabilitation Counselor which
includes one year of supervisory experience in a human service delivery
program and two years of professional experience working in the field of
blindness or related certification (COMS, CVRT, CLVT). OR Master s 
Degree in
Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling or Counseling related field 
(Counselor
Education, School Guidance Counseling, Community Counseling, Counseling
Psychology, etc.) AND Three (3) years of professional experience as a
Rehabilitation Counselor which includes one year of supervisory 
experience
in a human service delivery program and two years of professional 
experience
working in the field of of blindness or related certification (COMS, 
CVRT,
CLVT). Note: It is the requirement of the person filling this position 
to
obtain/maintain Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation
Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Vacancy Open To:

* DOL employees eligible for promotion, transfer or demotion.
* Current state employees who are eligible for promotion, transfer or
demotion.
* Applicants from the general public.

Additional Information: PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large volume of 
applications
received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your
application status over the phone. Notifications will only be sent to
applicants who are selected for an interview. Applications and 
transcripts
must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on the deadline 
date
to be considered for employment.

This position will be filled in the unclassified service.






Job Title: Cert. Counselor (Blind) Re-announcement

Application Deadline: 12/31/2008


Job Code: 14698

Pay Grade: 14


Position Number: 00081538

Entry Salary: $2,701.53 per month

Location of Vacancy: Vocational Rehabilitation - Region 12 - Savannah VR
Unit

Duties & Responsibilities: The Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for 
the
Blind provides job counseling and rehabilitative services to individuals 
who
are blind or visually impaired in order to help them prepare for or 
return
to employment. Duties include making eligibility determinations, 
authorizing
and coordinating rehabilitation services and developing work plans,
providing vocational counseling rehabilitative assessment and placement 
of
individuals with disabilities. Also serves as a liaison and resource to
employers and community organizations regarding opportunities and
considerations related to hiring individuals with disabilities.

Entry Qualifications: Master s degree in education, counseling,
rehabilitation counseling or a closely related field AND Two years of
professional experience in social work, counseling or equivalent areas 
OR
Bachelors degree and Two years of related experience OR One year at the
SSP061 level or position equivalent. Note: Successful completion of
Internship will be deemed equivalent as two year's of professional
experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by 
the
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (applicants who 
meet
this qualification, if selected, will be appointed at a pay grade 14) OR
Eligibility for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Certification 
which
requires a Master s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling or
Counseling related field (Counselor Education, School Guidance 
Counseling,
Community Counseling, Counseling Psychology, etc.) (applicants who meet 
this
qualification, if selected, will be appointed to the Provisional
Rehabilitation Counselor level at a pay grade 13) OR Interns who are 
within
12 weeks of graduation from a regionally accredited Master's 
Rehabilitation
Counseling Program (applicants who meet this qualification, if selected,
will be appointed to the Provisional Rehabilitation Counselor level at 
pay
grade 13)AND One year of professional experience working in the field of
blindness or related certification (COMS, CVRT, CLVT). Note: It is the
requirement of the person filling this position to obtain/maintain
Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor 
Certification
(CRCC).

Vacancy Open To:

* DOL employees eligible for promotion, transfer or demotion.
* Current state employees who are eligible for promotion, transfer or
demotion.
* Applicants from the general public.

Additional Information: This is a re-announcement of this vacancy.
Applicants that previously applied are still in consideration and need 
not
re-apply. Interns will be required to show proof of graduation prior to
beginning employment. All individuals must submit a transcript along 
with a
State of Georgia Application for Employment which verifies their 
eligibility
for CRC Certification. Individuals will be required to produce a 
certificate
from CRC to verify certification. The ability to travel, experience 
using
major software applications and experience with diverse populations are 
also
required. This position is subject to a criminal records background
investigation. NOTE: Due to the large volume of applications received by
this office, we are unable to provide information on your application 
status
over the telephone.

This position will be filled in the unclassified service.



Anil Lewis, President

National Federation of the Blind of Georgia

"Everyday People, Living Life Every Day"



315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue

Suite 1020

Decatur, Georgia 30030



(404) 371-1000 ext. 26

(404) 371-1002 (Fax)

(866) 316-3242 (Toll Free)

alewis at nfbga.org



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