Kansas State Employment Center

Job Description

Job Title:   Human Services Counselor

County:   Sedgwick

Req. No:   182967

Agency Name:   Dept for Children and Families

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    ,

Job Description:

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) currently has multiple unclassified Human Services Counselor positions in the Rehabilitation Services Division. These positions can be based in the Wichita, Winfield, or Pratt Service Centers.  The starting salary for these positions is $41,845.44 annually.

As a Human Services Counselor, you will:  This is advanced professional counseling to empower people with disabilities to achieve employment as the avenue to self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion, economic equality, and integration into society.  The position supports individuals with disabilities to identify their job-related goals and to develop individual plans for employment.  The counselor provides or purchases a comprehensive variety of services, which may include training, physical/mental restoration, assistive technology, supported employment, and job placement.  This position also provides significant counseling and guidance to help persons served identify their strengths and abilities; adjust to disability; exercise informed choice; maintain progress through their individual plans; and understand labor market trends and employment opportunities.

Click on the link to download position description here, http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/k0230802.pdf

Minimum Requirements:   Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate. Individuals with Master's degree in other disciplines may be considered on the condition that they complete specific courses related to the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling discipline within established agency's timeframes after being hired.

Federal Rehabilitation Services (RS) requirements

In accordance with federal regulations and State Plan requirements that govern the VR program, the following minimum requirements apply to these positions:

After making a determination that a position is hard-to-fill, the Director of Rehabilitation Services, at his or her discretion, may approve individuals who do not meet the qualifications listed above to participate in the screening process.  Should such candidates be recommended for hire after the screening process, the Director must approve.  The applicant in such circumstances must agree in writing as a condition of employment to meet the master’s degree standards listed above within five years of the employment start date.

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:  Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All Applicants, including current state employees are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Wichita Region at 316-337-6428.

How you will be evaluated and what to expect next:  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the preferred minimum requirements and rated based on your qualifications.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.  Once your completed application package, including all required documents (see below) is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be conducted in order to determine your ranking.  Based on this ranking, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  If you are selected for an interview and are one of the top candidates, you will be subject to a security background check.

Security Clearance: A background check (KBI – criminal background, welfare fraud, driver’s license, and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF.

Join the DCF team by:
Register by completing the online Personal Data form through:   https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/
Submit a State of Kansas Employment Application:  https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/ (select DCF-Wichita)
Submit KDOR tax clearance certificate
IMPORTANT:  Include the job requisition number (#182967) and your last name in the subject line for any and all correspondence.

By Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Citizenship Statement: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification documentation upon hire.

Use the method most convenient for you:
E Mail: christopher.pepper@ks.gov
Online at:  https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/ 
Fax: (316) 337-6742
Mail: Department for Children and Families (DCF),
Attention: Personnel
2601 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67210

Questions? Contact us by:
Phone: (316) 337-6735
Email: christopher.pepper@ks.gov

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