Washington State DSHS Secondary School Transition Area Consultant in Washington


At Department of Social & Health Services, "Transforming Lives" is our mission. And it takes people to make this a reality.

At the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) we provide employment services and counseling to individuals with disabilities who want to work but experience barriers to work because of a physical, sensory, and/or mental disability. DVR believes employment contributes to a person's ability to live independently and everyone has a right to work. We are seeking to fill multiple Vocational Rehabilitation Regional Program Counselor positions located throughout the state.

**Positions are located in these communities:

Renton SeaTac**

Join us on our mission to transform lives.


In this position you will plan, organize, deliver, and coordinate Secondary School Transition activities, including group-based services to students with disabilities, develop and establish relationships with educational service and school district staff as a representative of DVR, and provide technical assistance and training to VR Counselors serving customers who are students and youth with disabilities.

Some of what you will do:

  • Provide consultation and training to students and youth with disabilities, VR Counselors, education partners, vendors, and other participating agencies that provide secondary school transition services to students and youth with disabilities, including the provision of pre-employment transition services.
  • Assist the Secondary School Transition Manager in developing and maintaining inter-local agreements with designated school districts to ensure successful delivery and coordination of transition services including pre-employment services, to students with disabilities.
  • Develop outreach methods and procedures to increase the delivery of pre-employment services to students with disabilities in each local school district.
  • Provide district-wide pre-employment services to groups of students with disabilities in coordination with other DVR-funded service providers.
  • Provide job exploration counseling, counseling regarding post-secondary education, workplace readiness training, work-based learning experiences, and self-advocacy instruction to groups of students with disabilities.
  • Assist VR Counselors in working with local Workforce Development Councils, WorkSource Centers, and employers to develop work opportunities for students with disabilities, including internships, summer employment, and other employment opportunities available throughout the year. Qualifications

To qualify for these unique positions, your education/work experience needs to fit one of the criteria below:

  • Have a current Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification;
  • Or,currently have a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling;
  • Or, currently have a Master's degree in psychology, counseling or a field related to vocational rehabilitation counseling (such as one that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of individuals with disabilities);
  • Or,currently have a Master's degree with 18 quarter or 12 semester credit hours in rehabilitation counseling graduate coursework And three years of paid experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor or similar paid experience in vocational counseling, job placement, vocational assessment, or other areas of rehabilitation counseling.

*For more detail about the requirements, please see Supplemental Question #8 under the "Questions" tab of this announcement. Supplemental Information

To Apply: Apply today for job 05884 and provide a complete application specifying your work experience. Consideration will be given to complete applications with attached Resume, Cover Letter, References and Transcripts.

Other Information: Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Travel is required to meet with customers, potential customers, vendors and school personnel.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

If you have any questions regarding job number 05884, please contact the Staffing Specialist, David Ozment at 360-725-5843 or david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-05884 YW81, YW82, YW83

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,541.00 - $4,644.00 Monthly

Location: King County - Multiple Locations, WA