Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (Spanish Language).
Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Candidates must also demonstrate proficiency in the Spanish language to qualify for transfer. Proficiency must be at a level which will permit you to perform the duties of the position satisfactorily. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (Spanish Language) Civil Service eligible list. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
Provisional Appointment: In the absence of an eligible list with three or more candidates willing to accept a position, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered. For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must be a qualified employee of the New York State Education Department and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service in a position allocated to a Grade 6 or higher OR candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or vocational rehabilitation; OR 60 semester college credit hours and one year of qualifying experience; ** OR three years of qualifying experience.**
** For experience to be considered qualifying, the primary responsibilities of a position must have involved professional or paraprofessional duties in one of the following areas:
Either A. Providing direct services beyond routine personal care or supervision to physically, mentally or learning disabled adults or adolescents in a rehabilitation program or facility. (Qualifying examples include casework, counseling, daily living skills training, benefit advisement or peer mentoring. Clerical duties, such as answering the telephone or scheduling appointments are NOT considered qualifying experience); OR
B. Providing vocational or educational services to adults or adolescents with physical, mental or learning disabilities in the areas of assessment, counseling, job coaching, guidance, placement or job development.
Provisional candidates must take the examination for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (Spanish Language) when it is next offered and must be reachable on the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.
Employees of ACCES-VR who are currently in a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (Spanish Language) position and are interested in transferring to the location indicated on this flyer MUST apply for the position as outlined in the Application section of this flyer.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is seeking to fill a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant (Spanish Language) position in the Manhattan District Office. The incumbent of this position will perform a variety of paraprofessional tasks to support counselors as they provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are interested in becoming employed or retaining their current employment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conduct intake interviews, review eligibility for financial assistance and monitor training records;
• Verify employment, which may require site visits to rehabilitation facilities, schools and training centers;
• Authorize necessary medical diagnostic examinations;
• Prepare financial and statistical records and reports;
• Prepare routine correspondence to consumers and their families, vendors and other agencies concerning consumer status and progress; and
• Schedule transportation, interpreters, readers and independent living services for disabled consumers.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Limited travel will be required. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.
* Leads to a maximum salary of $58,034, based on annual performance advances.
** This salary includes a $3,026 annual Downstate adjustment
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 20, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2098/46101) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by September 20, 2018 to email@example.com (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2098/46101) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.