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Counselor for the Blind, Sr - Pocatello

Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/09
Posting End Date: 2024/03/10
Category: Counseling
Sub Category: Human Services
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Counselor for the Blind, Senior – Pocatello

Salary range $26.70 - $33.37 per hour depending on experience and certification status.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

Agency Information:

ICBVI is a state agency which has been serving Idahoans since 1967. The agency assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence by providing education, developing work skills, increasing self-confidence, and helping them remain employed or prepare for employment.

Our mission is to empower persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing vocational rehabilitation, skills training, and educational opportunities to achieve self-fulfillment through quality employment and independent living. 

Position Information:

The Counselor for the Blind, Sr. provides vocational counseling and guidance to people who are blind or visually impaired, and helps them acquire the appropriate service, skill, or job training to assist in preparing for and obtaining employment.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Providing Vocational Counseling and Guidance:

  • Counsels clients and family members regarding issues relating to blindness and preparing for work;
  • Provides guidance relating to work opportunities;
  • May instruct or refer client for instruction in the areas of cane travel, Braille, alternative living skills and assist client in problem solving for transportation and other areas relating to employment.

2. Rehabilitation Services:

  • Makes community contacts with doctors, public and private agencies and potential clients to explain our services and to find services for clients;
  • Interviews clients to determine eligibility and scope of services needed;
  • Authorizes medical evaluations;
  • Monitors and documents client progress; and contacts employers to develop job and training opportunities.

3. Administrative:

  • Case management;
  • Writing rehabilitation plans;
  • Recommending services;
  • Completing application for services;
  • Documenting eligibility and reading medical records.

4. Public Relations:

  • Speaks to public and citizens about our programs and services;
  • Responds to inquiries concerning blindness;
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding rehabilitation technology and equipment available to the blind;
  • Prepares and gives disability awareness presentations;
  • Educates businesses, service provider and public on how to work with people who are blind.

Minimum Qualifications:

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and/or master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, or master’s degree that qualifies under current guidelines to sit for the CRC.

Good knowledge of:

  • Rehabilitation processes including plan development;
  • Federal and state laws related to vocational rehabilitation.

Experience:

  • Conducting fact-finding interviews;
  • Preparing detailed records and writing rehabilitation case reports;
  • Preparing and presenting public information and education programs;
  • Counseling disabled individuals regarding their abilities.

Benefits:

The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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