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Date: Jun 10, 2024



The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website ( .

Requisition No: 830954

Agency: Department of Education


Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48004738

Salary: 3,986.67

Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2024

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LOCATION: Hollywood Unit 22D


Position Number: 48004738

Minimum Hiring Salary: $3,986.67 Monthly

Open Competitive

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state vocational program that helps people with physical or mental disabilities be successful in employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Our Mission is "to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence." Our Vision is "to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees."

Preference given for Bilingual in Spanish or Creole, direct experience with Vocational

Rehabilitation, an advanced degree in counseling, and/or CRC.

This advertisement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for up to 6 months *

For your application to be considered:

  • Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must be disclosed,

  • All fields must be complete (supervisor name, phone numbers, addresses, etc.),

  • Gaps in employment that exceed three (3) months must be explained during that time period (unemployed, caretaker, etc.) and,

  • All employment history must be in chronological order by date with the most recent employer first. All employment must be listed.

    This position works in Hollywood as a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree plus not less than2years of paid or unpaid experience consisting of:

  • direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center

  • direct service for advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities

  • direct experience in counseling

  • direct experience as an employer

  • direct experience as a small business owner or operator

  • direct experience in self-employment

  • experience in human resources

  • experience in recruitment

  • experience in supervising employees

  • experience in training

  • experience in other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environments

    Job Description:

  • This position is responsible for providing independent professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities in order that they may attain employment; providing and coordinating complex services; and providing technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation issues to internal and external customers. The incumbent of this position will access client information, maintain case records, produce correspondence, and perform other automated functions within the scope of the position's responsibilities.

  • Assesses medical, psychological, and vocational information to determine eligibility for services. Provides technical assistance to internal and external customers. Develops and implements with full participation of the customer with a disability, an Individual Plan for Employment to determine employment outcomes.

  • Provides professional vocational rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a diversity of disabilities who require complex vocational rehabilitation strategies in order that they may attain appropriate employment outcomes. Provides information to assist individuals with disabilities in making informed choices regarding services, service providers and employment outcomes. Authorizes, coordinates and/or negotiates services leading to successful employment outcomes. Negotiates with individuals with disabilities regarding plan development.

  • Devises job placement opportunities through job placement activities, including job analysis, job development, and labor market information to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain appropriate employment outcomes. Develops employer contacts and serves as liaison with employers. Utilizes the resources of community rehabilitation providers in securing appropriate job placement for eligible individuals with disabilities. Coordinates or collaborates with others in other placement activities. Provides technical assistance to internal and external customers

  • Conducts in-depth interviews of individuals with disabilities requiring complex rehabilitation strategies to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational goal.

  • Manages resources to ensure financial accountability according to state and federal regulations and policies

  • Collaborates with community partners to assure appropriate use of available resources.

  • Provides technical assistance and specialized training to internal customers. Participates in training experiences designed to enhance professional competency in vocational rehabilitation

  • Performs other duties as required

    *Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.


    State of Florida Retirement - 3% Employee Contribution Required

    10 Paid Holidays annually

    104 Hours of Paid Annual Leave annually

    104 Hours of Paid Sick Leave annually

    Health Insurance for Individual or Family Coverage – State pays 80% of premium

    Life Insurance – State pays premium for $25,000 basic term life insurance for full time employee

    Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.

    Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

    Benefits information can be found on the following website:

    Insurance Benefits:

    Background Screening Requirement:

    It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment undergo level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

    All applicants for employment or to volunteer who are selected for an interview will be provided with the Consent to Background Screening form for level 2 screening, the Affidavit of Good Moral Character, and the Notice of Rights. The leading candidate for employment or to volunteer will be required to execute the Consent form and Affidavit, report to a designated location, and submit fingerprints for level 2 screening.

    No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department.

    Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere ( . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Fort Lauderdale

Nearest Secondary Market:Miami