May be filled at a Level IV, K22D, Level III, K22C, or Level II, K22B
Position Location: VR #66 - Tulsa, OK
The final location of this position is dependent upon selected applicant. This position serves Eastern and Northeastern Oklahoma and may be located at Tulsa, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Bartlesville or Claremore
THIS IS A RE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF #19-065.1 PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST RE-APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.
This position is assigned responsibilities for performing professional work in Assistive Technology services for Vocational Rehabilitation for DRS consumers with physical and/or mental or other disabilities. This position will complete assessments for assistive technology and/or accommodation needs/access for home, vehicle, education, job sites, employment, computer accommodations (both hardware and software). This position will be required to write reports with detailed information on the assistive technology evaluation and recommendations. This position requires frequent travel throughout Central and Northwestern Oklahoma, including extended work hours and possible overnight stays. Employee will participate in training to qualify to sit for the RESNA ATP Certification.
Preference may be given to applicants currently holding a RESNA ATP certification or ATACP program certificate, background in Rehab Engineering and/or PT/OT/ST credentials.
The successful applicant must be willing to perform all job related travel.
Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.
Application must include transcript which shows Master's degree has been awarded and any current Assistive Technology Professional (ATP/ATACP) certification, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) certification or documentation of eligibility to sit for above certification.
The Department of Rehabilitation Services will conduct a criminal background check on new hires as part of an offer of employment that is made contingent upon a successful criminal background check.
ALL SOURCES - Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line External Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/ok/). Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKJOBS on-line Internal Listings applicant system (www.jobaps.com/OK/promo.asp).
For questions regarding specific duties or details of this job, please contact Melissa Atkinson at (405) 951-3468.
For inquiries on the application process or general application inquiries, please contact Applicant Services at (405) 521-2171.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing professional work in assistive technology services for the vocational rehabilitation of individuals with physical or mental disabilities, blindness or visual impairments. Assigned responsibilities include evaluating of work capacities and providing technical assistance for home/work site modifications for individuals, agencies, and the community.
This job family consists of four levels of work which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignment, the level of expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned and the responsibly assigned for assisting, training and supervising others.
This is the basic level where incumbents perform trainee level duties under direct supervision as an Assistive Technology Specialist and develop their skills in assessments and knowledge of assistive technology. The incumbent will not complete complex assistive technology assessments (home modifications, vehicle modifications, wheelchair seating or Environmental controls) unless with the assistance of a mentor. Primary assignments will be related to computer access and may provide training to consumers and partners of the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
This is the career level where incumbents perform professional duties as an Assistive Technology Specialist under limited supervision. The incumbent performs assessments for the Department of Rehabilitation Services consumers, partner agencies, and other referral sources. The incumbent may be required to perform training and public speaking to enhance knowledge and advocate for use of assistive technology - curriculum for training to be approved by Assistive Technology Lead or Unit Supervisor.
This is the specialist level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities for performing all types of assistive technology assessments including complex Assistive Technology assessments (home modifications, vehicle modifications, wheelchair seating or Environmental controls) for all referral sources. This level requires incumbents to develop curriculum for staff training or consumer training for Assistive Technology, and make presentations. This incumbent will be a community liaison for Assistive Technology needs. This position may mentor Level I staff.
This position includes all the same duties as a Level III with the added responsibilities of supervising Assistive Technology staff. The incumbent may be involved in special projects, pilot projects, and may have special duties related to agency policy and procedure development, and will be primary staff involved in developing and presenting assistive technology training to staff.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree from an accredited program in vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation of the blind, vocational evaluation, or counseling or a master's degree with one year of experience in assistive technology, rehabilitation or related field.
Education and Experience requirements at this level include those identified in Level I plus one additional year experience in assistive technology, rehabilitation or related field and eligibility to sit for the certification/licensure exam specific to the professional job duties such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRS), the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), accreditation under the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education (ACVREP), Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), or Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) will substitute for six months of required experience only.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of professional assistive technology experience and completion of appropriate certification or education as follows: a.) certification for positions in visual services: Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program; b.) certification for positions in vocational rehabilitation services: Assistive Technology Professional Certification Program (ATP); or education (both services) which includes a minimum completion of certification of 15 graduate credit hours/or one year in an accredited graduate program in Assistive Technology, Biomedical Engineering, any engineering science program, Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified at Level III plus one additional year of professional experience in assistive technology. Certification is required from a "Train the Trainer" program and a DRS recognized Rehabilitation Leadership Program such as any TACE Center, CLICK, NRLI, or WINGS.
This job requires extensive travel and may include overnight stays and working beyond an 8 hour day.
Participation in continuing education courses regarding the field of Assistive Technology.
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.