[nfbwatlk] Fw: [Blindad] Job Position Open In Nebraska
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ervin, Glenn" <glenn.ervin at nebraska.gov>
To: <blindad at babel-fish.us>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 7:54 AM
Subject: [Blindad] Job Position Open In Nebraska
> Below is the information for a job position that is open in one of the
> Commission For The Blind of Nebraska offices.
> VISUALLY IMPAIRED REHABILITATION COUNSELOR I/II
> Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> Work Location: North Platte, Nebraska
> Hiring Rate: $ 15.194 to $ 17.557/hr.
> Job # 08109480
> DESCRIPTION: Performs routine vocational counseling and guidance relevant
> to an individual's overall adjustment to blindness. Provides job
> placement in the rehabilitation of blind/visually impaired individuals.
> Performs related work as required.
> EXAMPLES OF WORK: (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed,
> nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.)
> Describe the availability of services to new referrals and gathers
> information as needed to complete applications for services. Refers blind
> consumers to services offered by other agencies or organizations as
> Determine eligibility for services based on the applicant's unique
> strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities,
> interests, and informed choice. Gathers medical information as needed for
> documentation of blindness or visual impairment.
> Develop an individualized plan for employment in conjunction with
> consumers designed to empower blind individuals to maximize employment,
> economic self sufficiency, independence, and full participation in
> society. Develop an individualized plan for independent living in
> conjunction with consumers with independent living rather than vocational
> goals designed to maximize their ability to participate fully in their
> home communities.
> Counsel clients in their overall adjustment to blindness with particular
> emphasis on achieving a positive understanding of blindness based on the
> belief that blind people are capable of full participation in society
> using the alternative skills of blindness. Promotes opportunities for
> blind consumers to network with and learn from positive blind role models.
> Coordinate training in the alternative skills of blindness provided by
> orientation counselors in the field or at the Training Center for the
> Blind. Coordinate vocational training or other services as needed in
> preparation for job placement or achievement of independent living goals.
> Provide career exploration, job readiness training, and job placement
> Build trusting relationship with employers and businesses in the
> Assist with special programs designed to provide concentrated training and
> socialization opportunities for blind consumers in a small group setting.
> Provide follow-up services for clients in all aspects of vocational
> adjustment including working with family members.
> Monitor progress towards the achievement of personal goals specified in
> individual service plans and maintain documentation of all activities and
> services provided in case service records in compliance with federal and
> state regulations.
> Collaborate with public and private schools, institutions of higher
> education, health care providers, human service agencies, consumer groups
> and organizations, and other relevant community resources on behalf of
> blind consumers.
> Conduct presentations for the general public and interested groups
> designed to promote greater awareness and understanding of blindness and
> the capabilities of blind people.
> Participate in in-service training conferences, workshops, courses, and
> meetings related to rehabilitation of the blind.
> FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED (these may be
> acquired on the job and are needed to perform the work assigned):
> Knowledge and understanding of the agency's philosophy of working with the
> blind, various educational modalities as they pertain to the
> rehabilitation of blind individuals (i.e., Braille, cane travel, assistive
> technology, etc.);
> Understanding of problems arising from blindness, counseling techniques
> used in the rehabilitation of the blind and ability to apply techniques in
> proper situations.
> Skill in evaluating each client's needs and the subsequent preparation and
> implementation of instructional programs to answer these needs.
> Ability to organize and coordinate various ongoing instructional programs,
> effectively evaluate the results of instructional programs, and revise
> such programs as warranted; and establish a strong working rapport with
> clients, general public and other service agencies.
> Minimal computer skills required.
> ENTRY KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED (These skills may be
> acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, the following
> coursework/training and/or experience.):
> Bachelor's degree in social science, behavioral science, social work,
> counseling/guidance, vocational rehabilitation, psychology, sociology,
> human development, education or related and two years experience; OR
> Master's degree in any of the above mentioned fields or related area.
> SPECIAL NOTE: Successful candidates for employment must be able to
> satisfactorily pass an extensive criminal background check. All new hires
> will complete 600 hours of immersion training in Lincoln, at NCBVI
> expense, at the Nebraska Center for the Blind to learn the alternative
> skills of blindness (cane travel, Braille, assistive technology,
> activities of daily living, etc.); those completing the training will be
> certified as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors for the blind. Work is
> performed under the direct supervision of a district or unit supervisor.
> Field assignments and travel are involved in varying degrees.
> Interested candidates will be required to fill out an online application
> with the State of Nebraska.
> The following link will assist you:
> Be sure to read the important instructions on the page you arrive at after
> clicking the link.
> If a candidate fails to follow the instructions and fill out the
> application completely, the application will not be forwarded for
> consideration and the candidate will not have another opportunity to
> After clicking on the link, type the word "blind", without quotes, into
> the Enter Keywords box and click on the "go" button on the next line, to
> be taken directly to the job announcement.
> Should anyone have any questions, or need assistance with the application
> process, you can call Nebraska State Personnel at (402)-471-2075
> Glenn Ervin, Orientation Counselor II - CVRCB
> Nebraska Commission for the Blind & V.I.
> Our Mission:
> Empowering Blind Individuals, Promoting Opportunities, and Building Belief
> in the Blind.
> PH: 402 370 3438
> 877 809 2419
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