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REHABILITATION COUNSELOR

Date:  May 6, 2022
Req ID:  17771
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  AR SPINAL CORD COMMISSION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,696.00

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

 

Position Number: 22162541

County: Pulaski     City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 05/18/22

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,696.00 
Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission

 

Additional Preferences: 

 

Current Driver’s License required.  In-state travel to surrounding counties will be required.

 

Computer skills with knowledge of Apple Mac systems preferred.

 

Must be able to lift up to forty-five (45) pounds.

 

Hiring Official: T. Patrom

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268


The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: L051C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Rehabilitation Counselor is responsible for implementing and monitoring individualized rehabilitation programs and providing therapeutic counseling and referral services for patients in need of rehabilitative care. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Functions

Develops an individualized written rehabilitation program with individuals in order to achieve program goals and objectives. Monitors independent living skills or vocational training; evaluates and documents individuals progress in a rehabilitation program. Interviews clients to obtain background information and social history; administers psychological, diagnostic, and behavioral assessments; makes recommendations for admission. Conducts individual or group counseling sessions to increase client self- esteem and to aid client's social, emotional, psychological, and physical well- being. Makes referral to other services and resources to assist with needs of clients. Prepares and analyzes reports including case work progress notes, logs of activities, and documentation of sessions, maintain reports including logs of daily progress of patients, quality assurance records, documentation of sessions, and case work recorded. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and practices of counseling, rehabilitation, and case management. Knowledge of agency, community, and state human service resources. Ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed. Ability to provide treatment, guidance, and counseling to clients. Ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, sociology, or a related field; plus three years of experience in rehabilitation counseling or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock