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SC Department of Public Safety Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Horry County, South Carolina

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The South Carolina Commission for the Blind helps blind or visually impaired residents of South Carolina gain independence and identify their strengths, abilities, skills, and resources to obtain employment. The commission provides adjustment-to-blindness training and job-placement services for thousands of South Carolinians each year.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor provides vocational rehabilitation services to consumers who are blind or visually impaired with the ultimate goal of successful rehabilitation and placement into gainful activity for the Conway catchment area; counties include Horry, Georgetown, Marion and Williamsburg.

This position qualifies for the job referral and the **sign-on bonus reward program. Eligible candidates will receive a sign-on bonus after one month of continuous employment and after the end of a successful probationary period.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

Agency Requirements: A Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, special education or human services with at least 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or workforce development.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Additional Comments

knowledge of workforce systems, knowledge of state and federal vocational rehabilitation laws and regulations: knowledge of disability accommodations, assistive technology, and counseling techniques and principals. Ability to manage the caseload effectively: ability to balance multiple priorities and complete tasks within designated timeframes: must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and time management skills.

Employee must be able to work with minimal amount of supervision as well as a high degree of discretion and independence. Employee will be responsible for adhering to all agency policies, guidelines, federal and state laws as they relate to the VR program vocational requirements. Daily travel up to 3 days per week and occasional overnights required.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to move files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

The South Carolina Commission for the Blind provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, veteran status, genetic information, sex -including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, disability or any other protected category.

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Horry County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 105071

Closing: 12/3/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: GA50

Position Number: 60026774

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Opening Date: 09/16/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: Please apply online. Contact 803-898-7297 if you need assistance with completing your application.

Agency: State of South Carolina Commission for the Blind

Address: 1430 Confederate Avenue Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-898-7297