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JC-368678 Student Services Rehabilitation Counselor

The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.

DOR administers the largest vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs in the country. Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.

We believe in the talent and potential of individuals with disabilities. We invest in the future through creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. We ensure our decisions and actions are informed by interested individuals and groups. We pursue excellence through continuous improvement. We preserve the public’s trust through compassionate and responsible provision of services.

Under the direction of the Team Manager, Staff Services Manager I, a Student Services Rehabilitation Counselor (SSRC) independently provides and facilitates the effective delivery of Pre-Employment Transition Services (Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Student Services) to Potentially Eligible (PE) and eligible students with disabilities, ages 16 through 21; and, when necessary, determines the need and eligibility for Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), makes case decisions, including approval of an individual's employment plan, and facilitates the effective delivery of VR services to consumers.

The Van Nuys/Foothill District is responsible for service delivery of Federal Title I Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program. These services include both DOR Student Services and VR services. This includes assisting PE and eligible students receive appropriate DOR Student Services and for individuals eligible for VR services in achieving their employment goals by providing VR services that may include training, assistive technology, supported employment and job placement support. District staff will also conduct eligibility determinations for applicants for services and when required, direct post-employment services for individuals who find jobs as a result of VR services.