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Rehabilitation Representative - Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative

Company: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic De
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the State of Minnesota's principal economic development agency. DEED's mission is simple: to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone.

Our state's economy is diverse and dynamic, enriched by creative entrepreneurs, established Fortune 500 companies, and a labor force that brings the Minnesota values of hard work and integrity to work every day. The unique role of DEED is to empower businesses and workers to grow our economy by building partnerships, planning for long term growth, and creating opportunity for workers from all backgrounds and experiences.

We are driven to find talented and innovative public servants, motivated by the opportunity to serve businesses, people, and the greater good. At DEED you will join a diverse team, inspired by challenging work and united by shared values that guide our work every day.

At DEED we live our values by; focusing on the customer, communicating early and often, seeking solutions, creating inclusion, encouraging new ideas, and being gracious.

Working Title: Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative
Job Class: Rehabilitation Representative
Agency: Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bid information will be listed below based on location(s).
  • Date Posted: 11/16/2023
  • Closing Date: 5/13/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Rehabilitation Services / RS VR Field SVS X
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift, 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes, 80% regional day time travel, up to five (5) days per week
  • Salary Range: $25.79 - $37.65 / hourly; $53,850 - $78,613 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
  • Telework Eligible: This position may be eligible for some telework
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    *The successful candidate may be eligible for a $5,000.00 hiring incentive*

    Bids will be accepted for the following location(s):
    • Chaska - Bidders will be considered through 02/26/2024
    • Grand Rapids - Bidders will be considered through 02/26/2024
      Hiring in the following locations:
      • Alexandria
      • Bemidji
      • Chaska
      • Grand Rapids
      • St. Paul
        During the application process, you will be able to choose your preferred location(s).

        This position works in DEED's Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) division, which empowers Minnesotans with disabilities to achieve their goals for competitive, integrated employment and career development. You'll be part of, and contribute to, a lively and energetic team with a positive internal culture that ensures this isn't just a job - but a career. Together the VRS team makes an impact and creates possibilities that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Share your passion for this work and join the VRS team!

        This position will ensure the application of applicable laws, regulations, and DEED/VRS policy in planning and implementing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for students with disabilities who are potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. The Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative coordinates services for transition-age students who need Pre-ETS and who meet other requirements as specified in the Rehabilitation Services Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

        The Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative will collaborate with Rehabilitation Counselors and partner agencies in supporting students with disabilities by assisting students in gaining experiences that allow for early job exploration and enrich their transition planning. Specifically, the position will conduct outreach to schools and recruit students for Pre-ETS services, identify individual needs and implement services, refer students to Pre-ETS contractors for services as needed, implement Pre-ETS coordination services, and participate in professional development and training.

        This position requires extensive travel to meet with students, high school and transition program staff, businesses, and other partners in the service area. Travel is expected up to five (5) days per week.

        This position will be open on a continuous basis until posted end date or until all positions are filled.

        *Hiring Incentive: The successful incumbent of this position may be eligible for a hiring incentive of $5,000.00 paid in two (2) lump sums following the completion of the required probationary period and following two (2) years of successful service in the role.

        Qualifications

        Minimum Qualifications

        To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed, including dates of employment.

        Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling, Human Services, Sociology, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or other closely related field as determined by the agency

        OR

        High school diploma/GED and one (1) year of experience working with youth with disabilities related to employment services in one or more of the following areas: job exploration counseling, work-based learning, counseling on post-secondary options, workplace readiness training, and/or instruction in self advocacy.

        Applicants that meet the above minimum qualification will be further evaluated on the following:

        Incumbent must maintain valid driver's license, & insurance, OR have other reliable transportation.

        Preferred Qualifications

        Experience in:
        • Any of the following: Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Postsecondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, and/or Instruction in Self-Advocacy.
        • Providing employment-related services for persons with disabilities (i.e., job placement, special education work coordinator, case aid).
        • Developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse client set including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Native American populations.

          Ability to communicate in a second language (specifically Deaf and Hard of Hearing-American Sign Language, Somali, Hmong, or Spanish).

          Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

          Additional Requirements

          This position requires successful completion of the following:

          Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and education. It includes contact with the applicant's current and/or former employers.

          A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

          When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver's license record check will be conducted.

          Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

          Application Details

          About Department of Employment and Economic Development

          The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the State of Minnesota's principal economic development agency. DEED's mission is simple: to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone. Our state's economy is diverse and dynamic, enriched by creative entrepreneurs, established Fortune 500 companies, and a labor force that brings the Minnesota values of hard work and integrity to work every day. At DEED we live our values by; focusing on the customer, communicating early and often, seeking solutions, creating inclusion, encouraging new ideas, and being gracious.

          DEED Is a Yellow Ribbon Agency. A Yellow Ribbon organization unites and coordinates all key areas within an organization to create a comprehensive network to proactively support servicemembers, veterans and military families.

          Why Work for Us

          Diverse Workforce

          We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

          A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
          • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
          • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
          • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
          • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
            Comprehensive Benefits

            Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
            • Public pension plan
            • Training and professional development
            • Paid vacation and sick leave
            • 11 paid holidays each year
            • Paid parental leave
            • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
            • Prescription drug coverage
            • Vision coverage
            • Wellness programs and resources
            • Employer paid life insurance
            • Short-term and long-term disability
            • Health care spending and savings accounts
            • Dependent care spending account
            • Tax-deferred compensation
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
            • Tuition reimbursement
            • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
              Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

              AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

              Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

              We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic De, St. Paul , Rehabilitation Representative - Pre-ETS Rehabilitation Representative, Healthcare , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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