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Job Title:   Program Specialist (Rehabilitation Services)

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   187852

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 an unclassified Program Specialist position in the Rehabilitation Services (RS) Division.  The position is located in Topeka, KS and the hiring rate of pay is $ 36,171.20 annual.

Rehabilitation Services Program Specialist Duties: The RS Program Specialist provides advanced caseload management and case coordination work to empower people with disabilities to achieve employment as the avenue to self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion, economic equality, and integration into society. Serves as the primary contact with vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers and their service providers to assure timely and professional customer service, delivery of services within policy requirements, and consumer progress/achievement of employment outcomes. The position collects, researches and analyzes information to facilitate the VR Counselor's determination of eligibility, approval of Individual Plans for employment, expenditures, and case closure decisions. The position facilitates consumer participation and informed choice; tracks progress measures; implements interventions as needed; researches service delivery or purchasing options; and maintains documentation in case files and on the Kansas Management Information system. Please see the position description for a more detailed list of duties.

Click on the link to download position description here, http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/K0227413.pdf

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, general counseling, psychology, education or social work. Experience may be substituted for education. Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.

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

A bachelor's degree in a field of study reasonably related to vocational rehabilitation, indicating a level of competency and skill demonstrating basic preparation in a field of study such as vocational rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, business administration, human resources, special education, supported employment, customized employment, economics, or another field that reasonably prepares individuals to work with consumers and employers; and

Demonstrated paid or unpaid experience, for not less than one year, consisting of -
• Direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center;
• Direct service or advocacy activities which provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities; or
• Direct experience in competitive integrated employment environments as an employer, as a small business owner or operator, or in self-employment, or other experience in human resources or recruitment, or experience in supervising employees, training, or other activities.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you wish to have your education considered, you must submit college transcripts.  Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.
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, EAST Region.
STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to Mary Isley, Mary.Isley@ks.gov.  Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
*Letter of Interest
*Copy of college transcripts (must be submitted if you wish to have your education considered)
*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

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 785 296-3199.

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.
Recruiter Contact:
Name:  Mary Isley  
Phone:  785 296-5851
Email:  Mary.Isley@ks.gov  
Fax:  785 296-2087

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.

Veteran's 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 veteran's preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Please contact the agency recruiter if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

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

Find out more about us at our web site

Class/Uncl Full/Part Time: Grade: Hiring Rate: Pay Frequency:
U F 001 $0.00 Hourly

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