Department: Vocational Rehab
For more information please call Human Resources at 760-629-6147
The Vocational Rehabilitation Technician is a full time position with the Fort Mojave Vocational Rehabilitation, (FMVR). The VR Tech. is ultimately responsible for providing culturally appropriate consumer services and managing vocational rehabilitation direct service and outreach activities on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation for this federally funded program. The goal of services is to have as many consumers as possible prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting and business ownership.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs Paraprofessional support work by assisting vocational rehabilitation counselor with providing rehabilitation and independent living services to individuals with disabilities.
- Schedules client assessments and evaluations.
- Conducts initial interviews and completes released of records, medical, vocational, educational, social and family history to assist VR Counselor in determining eligibility for VR services.
- Assist VR counselor in following up with clients in meeting his/her vocational goal as outlined in the Individual employment Plan (IEP).
- Assist clients to access resources and services, such as but not limited to Workforce Development, Behavioral Health, Program for Self Reliance, PELL grants and scholarships.
- Manages and maintains caseload in automated system by entering demographic, case status and other information.
- Prepares required reports and coordinates with employers, colleges and training sites to develop potential employment opportunities for clients; independently solve problems and makes decisions as it related to services to clients.
- Works with school counselors, special education staff and parents regarding students with disabilities transitioning from school to work and independent living.
- Coordinates services with on-Reservation programs such as Education, Indian Health Services, Behavioral Health-Substance Abuse Services and Mental Health, Social Services-General Assistance, WIA-One-Stop-Employment, etc., to achieve vocational rehabilitation goals for individual consumers.
- Facilitates communication among tribal departments and programs to achieve vocational rehabilitation goals for individual consumers.
- Coordinates services with off-Reservation programs, such as the State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies in Arizona, California, and Nevada; Inland Regional Center, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Mohave Mental Health, Community Colleges in Arizona and California, etc., to achieve vocational rehabilitation goals for individual clients.
- Participates in bi-annual Advisory Committee Meetings and annual staff planning retreats.
- Participate in National Conferences as required by the grant.
- Participate in Tribal Community Activities
- Completes all other job-related activities as requested by the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Participate in workshops, conferences, meetings, seminars, and classes, especially in the field of vocational rehabilitation
- To sensitively manage difficult situations
- Follow through and complete the necessary case management paper work for consumers
- Analytical skills to receive and understand directions then take action
- Good communication skills, oral and written
- Excellent customer service skills
- Able to travel
- Continue education and training as required in the field of VR
Qualifications / Certificates and Licenses:
- Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, human services, social services, counseling, etc.
- Experience in related field beneficial
- Course work in related field beneficial
- A clean driving record is required
- Provide a DMV report with application for employment
- Must pass a background test
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in vocational rehabilitation, human services, social services or related areas, or equivalent experience and enrollment in appropriate training programs.
- Experience: Documented experience in all areas of essential responsibilities, as presented above. These include direct consumer services, internal and external communication, and reports as needed. Experience with educational and employment programs, vocational rehabilitation services and agencies, and interagency coordination of services. Experience with Indian tribes, and particularly working with adolescents and adults, preferred.
- Excellent oral skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages in diverse backgrounds and ethnicities
- Assist American Indians with disabilities with resource information
- Ability to provide information to potential consumers in a way that is non-threatening
- Ability to perform simple arithmetic equations
- Ability to document simple math equations in Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation data base.
- Be able to analyze an individual’s situation for the determination of eligibility into the FMVR Program
- Create factual case notes
- Good listening skills
- Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
- The ability to prepare a variety of documents including letters and emails in draft and final form utilizing software programs
- Submit documents to Director for proofreading prior to distribution
- Capable of entering consumer data into the TVR data base
Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Material Utilization:
- Operate vehicle
Certificates and Licenses:
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Any training certificates specific to people with disabilities
- Not applicable for this position
- Training is provided
- Works under the direct supervision of Director of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Position is located in a smoke-free, three suite office building setting.
- The noise level is moderately quiet, pleasant and comfortable, with little or no exposure to injury or other health hazards.
- Must be able to perform work functions in an office environment, travel independently to various locations on the reservation and in the local area, with occasional overnight stays at longer traveled distances.
- Meet the demands of multiple deadlines
- Maintain composer when answering phones, directors inquiries, staff questions, and colleagues request
- Cross train in other positions in an effort to provide exemplary assistance to consumers of program
- Completed application form, resume, interview, post offer drug test, reference check, rating of education and experience, and review of submitted work samples.
- The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as requirements of the job change.
- The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe honors Native American preference in hiring for all positions.
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