COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Associate
Employment and Training Service Department (ETSD)
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Program Manager
The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Associate provides Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services to all eligible Alaska Natives and American Indians consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices so that they may prepare for, or engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct orientation sessions for the CITC-TVR program describing eligibility criteria for the program to applicants with disabilities.
Conduct interviews with potential VR clients; explain program services and requirements to all interested referrals and applicants.
Determine eligibility for each applicant and collect all required documentation.
Develop an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) jointly with each client.
Conduct or provide assessments and evaluations for TVR clients as necessary to determinate eligibility or appropriate TVR services as outlined in the IPE.
Request and justify for authorization of expenditures of funds for TVR services consistent with each client IPE.
Participate as a team member in working toward empowering individuals with disabilities by maximizing their employment opportunities, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into society.
Assist each client in becoming an active participant in his/her rehabilitation program, and aid the client in making meaningful and informed choices about the selection of a vocational and other rehabilitation services.
Develop a knowledge base on community resources to assist clients achieve their vocational goal.
Coordinate the delivery of program services with the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other Social Services agencies to maximize the availability of services to consumers in an efficient, professional and timely manner.
Familiar with VR process and the numerical status involved to monitor client’s progress in their rehabilitation programs.
Participate in training and professional development activities as scheduled.
Maintain a current caseload and submit monthly, quarterly, and year-end performance reports as required.
Inform and consult with TVR Program Manager regarding program activities, issues and concerns to seek guidance and direction for the program as deem necessary.
Assist with the management of the CIRI region village caseload as needed.
Responsible for current statistical database input on client file activities (progress case notes, expenditure records, client’s monthly status change records, IPE services summary etc.) and retrieving of monthly statistics for program reports.
Schedule assessments, evaluations and appointments for TVR clients as necessary to determine appropriate TVR services.
Coordinate staff and consumer travel and billing arrangements.
Process paperwork for program expenditures for Program Manager to approve.
Maintain confidentiality according to regulations and procedures.
Performs all related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of federal and state laws, rule, 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 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field; or Associate’s degree with at least two (2) years’ experience in Vocational Rehabilitation may be substituted for bachelor’s degree requirement.
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Vocational Rehabilitation or closely related field.
Basic knowledge of P.L. 102-477 Service Delivery System.
Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory report from a state and federal background check.
Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance.
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.