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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 353F
Category: Social Services


Under guidance of the Vocational Director manage a rehabilitation counseling and placement program including responsibility for teaching, research and supervision of other professional personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by the responsibility for program organization and administration. Supervision of other professional personnel in the vocational rehabilitation program is normally a responsibility of this position.

Typical Work

Participate in the instruction of students regarding the goals and extent of the vocational rehabilitation program;

Assist in research oriented toward evaluating the effectiveness of various rehabilitation programs and procedures leading to the development of new or improved programs;

Supervise the activities of other professional and nonprofessional personnel assigned to the program;

Counsel the disabled; administer and interpret intelligence, aptitude, and vocational interest tests as needed;

Act as resource person to other program personnel for the selection of test instruments;

Maintain an effective and continuing liaison with public and private rehabilitation and vocational training agencies;

Contact hospitals, Academic departments, and outside agencies to arrange difficult or unusual placements;

Develop and maintain sources of vocational training and test placement opportunities;

Supervise the maintenance of a complete and current occupational information library for patient and program use;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Master's Degree in psychology or rehabilitation counseling AND one year of post-Master's Degree experience in vocational counseling, OR B.A. Degree with three years experience in professional placement and counseling work with at least one year in a medical setting.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 10-12-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 6121, effective July 1, 2007.