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Job Title:   Human Services Counselor

County:   Finney

Req. No:   187758

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), West Region, currently has an unclassified Human Services Counselor position in the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division.  This position will be based in the Garden City Service Center and will earn $41,845.44/annually.

As a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor, you will:
Provide 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/K0234238.pdf  

Minimum Requirements:

Effective November 1, 2016 and in accordance with federal regulations and State Plan requirements, the minimum qualifications are:

Standard 1:  A current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor designation; or
Standard 2:  A master’s or doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; or
Standard 3:  A master’s or doctorate degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Clinical Social Work plus the additional education requirements described below: or
Standard 4:  A master’s or doctorate in any discipline with one of the following majors plus the additional education requirements described below:
• Behavioral Health
• Behavioral Science
• Business Administration
• Counseling
• Disability Studies
• Human Relations
• Human Resources
• Human Services
• Law
• Management
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Psychology
• Psychometrics
• Public Administration
• Rehabilitation Administration/Services
• Social Work
• Special Education
• Vocational Assessment/Evaluation

Additional education requirements for Standards 3 and 4: Candidates selected under Standards 3 and 4 will be required to complete additional graduate level courses within three years of their employment start date, as follows:
• One integrated or two separate courses in the Theories of Counseling and the Techniques of Counseling; and
• One integrated or two separate courses in the Medical Aspects of Disability and the Psychosocial Aspects of Disability.

In areas of the state where it is difficult to recruit individuals who meet these requirements, such as rural and frontier regions, KRS may hire the best qualified candidate with the approval of the Director and on the condition that the individual agrees to meet the master’s degree standard within five years of the employment start date.

Staff who must meet additional educational requirements will have professional development plans. 

HOW TO APPLY:
The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data)
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (use this link - https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Department for Children and Families, West Region.

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to (Recruiter Name and E-mail Address).  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
*Resume
*Letter of Interest
*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
*Copy of Transcripts - required

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 http://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 785/543-5258 ext 214.

Recruiter Contact:
Name:  Janet Billips   
Phone: 785/543-5258 ext 214
Email:   DCF.WestJobs@ks.gov
Fax:      785/543-5283

NOTE:  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.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See www.jobs.ks.gov  for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation.  Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.  Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is completed.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

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.

Please visit our website to learn more about DCF and the services we provide.

Please contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Department for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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