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The Vocational Rehabilitation Placement Specialist is responsible for locating employment for handicapped clients. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of a small professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Administers and scores various educational assessment tests and determines vocational placement of clients by matching clients’ skills to available jobs. Surveys businesses for available jobs, writes bids for work contracts using federal guidelines and time study surveys, and sets up assembly lines for the disabled based on accepted contract specifications. Contacts employers to discuss effectiveness of job and to observe and correct safety standards. Develops curriculum for vocational programs by determining skills needed for each task to be performed. Maintains documentation concerning clients’ behavior, progress, and health problems for annual review and recommends modifications to the clients programs based on progress. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of vocational job placement and evaluation. Knowledge of bidding procedures and contracts. Knowledge of vocational/industrial safety programs. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of vocational programs, job standards, and industrial safety guidelines for the disabled. Ability to research laws, regulations, and standards that apply to the disabled.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of an bachelor’s degree in psychology, vocational education, or a related area; plus three years of experience working with the disabled or in a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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