Requisition No: 235962
Agency: Department of Education
Working Title: Rehabilitation Technician-Blind – 48007158 (Blind Services)
Position Number: 48007158
Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2020
DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.
ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.
This position is responsible for providing intake services and case management for blind and visually impaired consumers of the Division of Blind Services. Intake services include gathering eye medical data for the purpose of eligibility determination by the rehabilitation specialist.
Examples of Work
- Conducts client intake.
- Assesses client’s resources.
- Performs job placement and job development activities for clients.
- Performs follow-up and maintains client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
- Interviews, counsels and evaluates clients to determine individual therapeutic activity needs.
- Consults with other professionals and team members concerning recommended programs.
- Prepares reports on clients’ progress and their reactions to various activities.
- Evaluates rehabilitation therapy programs and makes recommendations for adjustments and revisions.
- Conducts in-depth interviews with a diverse group of blind and visually impaired clients to determine their eligibility for rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational independent living or educational goal.
- Determines existing problems and evaluates individual needs for achieving independence in daily living, in acquiring communication skills and/or obtaining suitable employment.
- Develops community contacts for employment opportunities, similar benefits and socialization.
- Assists in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines for program planning
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- A high school diploma or its equivalent and professional or nonprofessional experience in a public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of medical and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation process.
- Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of office procedures.
- Knowledge of the medical aspects of rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation purchasing and accounting procedures.
- Knowledge of basic data operations and terminology.
- Skill in operation of general office equipment.
- Ability to operate a computer terminal.
- Ability to make decisions and to work independently.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to maintain records.
- Ability to compose correspondence without specific instructions.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work.
The Florida Division of Blind Services is committed
to increasing recruitment and hiring of Veterans and individuals with disabilities and
improving employment outcomes.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.