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Vocational Rehabilitation Director

Opening Date: November 10, 2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Director
Salary/Wage: $26.52/hr.
Tribal Level: 20
Location: Siletz, OR
Classification: Full time, Exempt, Limited duration
Job Posting Number: 202183

Introduction:

The purpose of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is to help Tribal members with disabilities to obtain gainful employment. The Incumbent will work with individuals to provide intensive case management services and vocational planning duties. The Incumbent is also responsible for grant reporting, including collecting site data reports and compiling regular reports.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling or field related to vocational rehabilitation (such as one that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of individuals with disabilities) and 2 year experience providing vocational rehabilitation-related services, with one year supervisory experience  ORan equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Knowledge of: Tribal assistance programs such as TANF, GA, WEX, OJT, CRT, DP, EA, or similar state program experience, Siletz Housing programs, A&D and services offered within the 11 county service areas. Experience in: Computer database systems, including ability to manipulate data for required reports. Ability to: Perform evaluation and individual, group, family, and other counseling techniques; train staff on day-to-day regulatory matters; provide training opportunities for staff on matters that could affect their job performance. Interpret Federal law to ensure that the program is operating in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act and be able to present information to the management team and Tribal Council for review and approval. Apply eligibility guidelines when helping clients to obtain benefits. Work with a wide variety of people and be able to communicate effectively with program participants and program staff. Communicate effectively using both verbal and written skills. Other: Must stay abreast of funding opportunities from the Rehabilitation Services Administration or Acts that may affect service provisions. Must have strong desire to work collaboratively with multiple partners, including employers, educational facilities and community partners, to generate and expand opportunities for participant into job placement and successful transition to permanent employment. Must be able to prepare grant requests and write reports. Must have the ability to travel within the 11 county service area and some out of state travel. Must possess a valid Oregon State driver’s license, insurance and be eligible to drive a GSA vehicle.

Duties:

Prepare applications for funding, annual performance reports to funding agency, prepare change of scope and recommend changes as needed to management and Tribal Council. Delegate assignments to Siletz Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program (STVRP) staff needed to accomplish program goals. Promote STVRP and attend capacity-building events, interact and work with other similar service agencies and develop cooperative agreements for sharing of resources. Serve as a representative of the Tribe and regularly attends local and national advisory and work groups to ensure Tribal representation, on multiple levels concerning American Indians and rehabilitation services is addressed. Assist Siletz Tribal members with disabilities in obtaining and/or retaining employment. Review, analyze and evaluate pertinent medical, psychological, social, vocational and other data to determine eligibility. Review IPE’s developed by the STVRP Counselor/Job Developer. Manage program budget.  Make and justify decisions for the expenditure of funds to meet specific individual or groups needs. Monitor cases to ensure comparable benefits are being utilized and documented on IPE. Provide counseling and guidance to eligible participants with disabilities to formulate a vocational rehabilitation program that eliminates or creates more tolerable barriers to suitable employment posed by each person’s functional impairments and leads to employment. Provide educational meeting to inform other agencies and internal Tribal program personnel of services for effective collaboration and service delivery between programs. Plan and implement public events to foster positive public opinion regarding individuals with disabilities. Coordinate with trainers to have appropriate training opportunities needed to ensure own professional development needed to provide quality evidenced based services to people with disabilities. Evaluate case files for progress and make recommendations for quality service delivery for individual to be successful in the rehabilitation process. Monitor monthly financial expenditures, which include taking corrective action for over/under expenditure. Address staff and participant grievances. Perform additional duties as assigned.

All new employees will serve a six-month probationary period to enable the General Manger to determine their suitability as a tribal employee. After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here: Employment Application
Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR TRAINING OR EDUCATION, DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED.

If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274
Website: www.ctsi.nsn.us
Email: hrdepartment@ctsi.nsn.us

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.