COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Program Manager
Employment & Training Services Department (ETSD)
TVR Counselors; TVR Associates; TVR Specialist
The TVR Program Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Program. The Program Manager provides oversight for all matters related to TVR personnel management, including, but not limited to, all hiring decisions, promotions, and performance evaluation. This position plans, coordinates, and provides direction for all program activities. In addition, the Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that the programs are in compliance with all federal mandates and adhere to CITC’s policies and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize the TVR program to establish a comprehensive service delivery system for its clientele and implement the objectives and operational goals outlined in TVR’s Section 121 grant application.
Provide direct supervision of program staff, including but not limited to all hiring decisions, promotions, and performance evaluation.
Perform case reviews, and provide continual monitoring of program activities for compliance with CITC’s mission statement, policies and procedures, and with Section 121 Federal Mandates.
Develop, revise, execute and monitor the program budgets to assure fiscal accountability and appropriate allocation and expenditure of case service funds.
Remain informed and up-to-date on all relevant federal, state and local statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures affecting the management and operation of the programs.
Maintain program statistical information and produce monthly/quarterly/yearly performance reports as required.
Oversee quarterly and year-end program audits and external program reviews.
Create standards of excellence among staff through continual encouragement for staff development, certification, continuing education, and other related hands-on training.
Coordinate the delivery of TVR program services with the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other social and human services entities in order to maximize the availability of services to clients in an efficient, professional and timely manner.
Consult, coordinate, and collaborate with the Employment and Training Services Department Director for guidance and direction on program issues.
Conduct orientations, initial intake interviews, eligibility determinations, and Individualized Employment Plans for participants.
Conduct pre-diagnostic assessments and evaluate medical records, educational transcripts, and psychological/psychiatric evaluations for eligibility determination.
Maintain a caseload of all referrals, applicants, and current participants from the CIRI region villages.
Survey the labor market for potential job opportunities for participants. Develop and initiate job placement for participants who are ready for employment.
Travel to the CIRI region villages to provide services to TVR participants, and network with the different tribal offices for potential referrals and general guidance on the best practice of providing cultural relevant services in the villages.
Provide orientation and community awareness trainings to village tribal chiefs and staff to demonstrate how TVR services can assist tribal members with disabilities in finding employment.
Collaborate with schools to promote the school to work (transition) program for students with disabilities preparing to exit high school and transition into either employment or more higher education pursuits.
Conduct monthly staff meetings.
Attend monthly department’s supervisory team meetings.
Participate in internal/external meetings and trainings as requested.
Inform and consult with department director on policy/personnel/budget issues as they arise.
Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
Perform all related duties as assigned.
Knowledgeable in the Rehab Act of 1973 as amended, as well as with the Vocational Rehabilitation Process.
Proven ability to direct a grant program with all of its federal mandates, and foresight to provide leadership and sound administrative practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of Alaska Native culture, and familiarity with resources from tribal and community agencies.
Knowledge of psychological principals, counseling techniques, practices and social/behavioral sciences.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with immediate staff, general public, businesses and agencies as well as medical facilitators and consumers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations governing Vocational Rehabilitation required under AAC 54.600-630, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Knowledge of grant and contract compliance, governmental accounting and budget procedures.
Knowledge of the current trends and development of Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Models, particularly those serving Native Alaskan and American Indians.
Knowledge of P.L. 102-477 Services Delivery System.
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling/Administration or related field
Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC)
Four (4) years of experience in rehabilitation counseling, administration and/or in management.
Hiring preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.