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TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Voc Rehab Counselor I-IV (Houston) in HOUSTON, Texas

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is seeking to fill a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) I-IV position to join the Vocational Rehabilitation Department. This position is located at 427 W 20th St. Houston, TX.The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) I-IV performs routine to advanced vocational rehabilitation work in support of the mission, goals and values of the Texas Workforce Commission. VRC I-IV applies critical thinking skills and sound decision making in performance of routine rehabilitation work in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. This program assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain and/or advance in competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting students with disabilities to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary education and employment.iThe ideal candidate will perform work using the applicable policy, guidance, and the electronic case management system. The VRC I-IV is hired by the VR Supervisor with the approval of the VR Manager, and works independently, with moderate to minimal supervision by the VR Supervisor.iGENERAL DUTIES:- Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, retain, obtain and/or advance in competitive, integrated employment and includes assisting students with disabilities to transition successfully from high school to postsecondary education and employment- 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 the customer in choosing an appropriate employment by analyzing information to determine the customeris strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities and interests, and matching that information to the current job market- Works with the consumer to develop a plan of services designed to achieve the consumeris identified employment goals- Ensures timely, cost-effective provision of services and consumer progress toward achievement of their employment goal- Develops and implements a process leading to successful job placement- Applies best value purchasing practices and uses available, comparable benefits and services to ensure effective use of public funds- 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 university plus one year of related work experience OR current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate or current Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. Applicants selected who do not have a Masteris degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or CRC certificate or LPC credential will be required to meet the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development educational requirements within a time frame established upon employment. iThis will entail taking specific courses that focus on the professional role of a Rehabilitation Counselor.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other Masteris degree plus two (2) years related work experience, OR Bacheloris degree with a major in vocational rehabilitation from an accredited college or university plus one (1) year related work experience; OR Bacheloris degree with major in Counseling, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Public Health from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years related work experience; OR Other Bacheloris degree plus three (3) years related work experience.Copy of official transcripts, certifications and/or credentials will be requested at the time of interview.This position involves up to 30% travel, and method of transportation is the responsibility of employee. Counselors are required to travel to reach their assigned consumers on a regular ba

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