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TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Trans Voc Rehab Counselor I-IV (Victoria) in VICTORIA, Texas

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), a Certified Best Place for Working Parents, is seeking a Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) I-IV position to join the Vocational Rehabilitation Department located at 4102 North Navarro Street, in Victoria, Texas.Benefits to working for TWC include:- Competitive starting salary: $3,284.00-$6,149.00/month- This is a career ladder position. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.- Defined Retirement Benefit Plan- Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts- Medical Insurance - Currently, the state pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. Eligible part-time employees get a 50% state contribution for themselves and 25% for their dependents. Employees pay the remainder of the premium by paycheck deduction before taxes are withheld.- Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance- 8 hours sick leave per month- 8 hours vacation per month with potential to earn more with longevity- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services- Additional benefits for active employees: https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits.The Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) I-IV performs routine to advanced vocational rehabilitation work for a high volume of students in support of the mission, goals and values of the Texas Workforce Commission. Applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in the performance of routine rehabilitation work in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.GENERAL DUTIES:- Provides quality Transition Services to students with disabilities, including those who may be potentially eligible- Develops and maintains relations with community referral sources, businesses, employers and schools- Collects and analyzes all information necessary to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.)- Assists students in choosing appropriate employment by analyzing information to determine the student's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job market- Participates with the local education agencies and families of students to support students acquiring the necessary academic skills, work skills, and life skills to be independent and successful- Works collaboratively with the student to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the studentis identified employment goals- Provides opportunities for students to explore career options and to gain employment experiences- Creates and maintains student records and performs case load management- Ensures timely, cost-effective provision of services and student progress toward eventual achievement of their employment goal- Develops and implements a process leading to the eventual successful job placement for students- Develops referral sources, maintains resource information, and obtains appropriate referrals to reach blind or visually impaired students- Works with the Regional Employment Assistance Specialists and / or Business Relation Specialists to build quality relationships with businesses in order to provide career exploration experiences for students- Applies best value purchasing practices and uses available comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds- Accounts for case service expenditures and delivery of services to maintain adherence to established funding/expenditure directives- May act as a Team Leader to assigned support staff for designated caseload- Participates in training activities conducted for staff development- Performs other duties as assignedPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:A Masteris degree with a major in Rehabilitation Counseling OR a Masteris degree in counseling or related degrees such as Special Education, Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services from an accredited college or uni

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