Vocational Rehab Specialist III/IV

Apr 16 2018
Job Description

The State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services is currently seeking qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for vacancies on all islands. 


Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist help to assist eligible individuals with physicals or mental disabilities in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining employment through the provision of vocational rehabilitation services,


JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Applciants for the III and IV must meet a combination of education and experience requirements as described below:



VRS III ($3,511.00 per month):  Master's Degree in rehabilitation counseling accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); current certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or CRC eligible (meet all graduate level education), internship and experience requirements to be acceptable for certification as a CRC).


VRS IV ($3,798.00 per month):  In addition to preceding requirements for the VRS III level, applicants must possess one (1) year of professional experience in one or a combination of the following:  1) Vocational Rehabilitation training as a regularly designated  responsibility 2) Vocational guidance and teaching work in a recognized vocational rehabilitation program or in a school for persons with disabilities; 3) Developmental work in programs of vocational rehabilitation located in an educational institution, goverment, business, or industry 4) Personnel placement or employment placement experience which has provided extensive knowledge of training and rehabilitation requirements necessary to place persons with disabilities in one or more broad occupational areas; and 5) Vocational rehabilitation counseling experience involving the adjustment, training and placement of persons with disabilities into gainful employment.


Qualifying experience must have demonstrated the ability to provide the full range of direct service activities under general supervision.  Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to independently develop training programs for persons with disabilities, to assist them in adjusting to training or work situations and demonstrated successful contacts with management for the placement of disabled persons.


Relevant substitutions allowed; see job posting for applicable substitutions.


Driver's License Requirement:  A valid driver's license is required for some positions.  For those positions requiring a driver's license, you must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.



Applications are available at the Department of Human Services (DHS) - Personnel Office, 1390 Miller Strret, Room 202, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813 or on-line at https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/wp-conte​nt/uploads/2016/08/VRS-III-IV-DHS-02-03-0​2-04.pdf ; the State Recruiting Office, county Departments of Personnel, Work Force Development Offices, Lanai Public Library, and Bond Memorial and Kealakekua Public Libraries on the island of Hawaii.