This position functions as a statewide Staff Development training and performance consultant responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of MRS Diversity and Professional Development. In addition, this position will be responsible for professional development efforts associated with the onboarding of new MRS hires, revamping and expanding MRS’ recruitment and retention program, and oversight over statewide initiatives related to employee engagement. This position will also play a critical role in assisting the SDU Rehabilitation Consultant Manager and Staff Development/Training & Policy Division Director with the ongoing assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training. Moreover, this position is responsible for collaborating with other bureau staff to assist in the systemic analysis of issues related to the provision of vocational rehabilitation services utilizing performance consulting. Other primary functions include assisting with the Staff Development & Policy Division strategic planning and ensuring compliance with federal regulations regarding the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) per the Workforce Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA). As a member of the Staff Development team, this position is also responsible for working in collaboration with managers, administrators, partner agencies, and contractors to assess, develop and implement complex training programs for MRS with an emphasis on field staff.
This position’s work location is To be Determined. See complete Rehabilitation Consultant position description here: Position Description (Download PDF reader)
Employment Option: Hybrid/Flexible Schedule (up to 3 days per week) available based upon satisfactory performance and/or operational need.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a master’s degree with a major in rehabilitation counseling, guidance and counseling, special education, social work, or in an area of human services.
Five years of professional experience providing rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities equivalent to a Rehabilitation Counselor, including three years equivalent to a Rehabilitation Counselor P11; two years equivalent to a Rehabilitation Counselor 12, Rehabilitation Consultant P11, or Vocational Rehabilitation Manager 13; or, one year equivalent to a Rehabilitation Consultant 12 or Vocational Rehabilitation Manager 14.
Alternate Education and Experience
Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Additional Requirements and Information
To be considered for this position you must:
Attach a cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position.
Attach a copy of your detailed resume to the job application. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
Attach a copy of your official college/university transcript(s), if you have completed any college/university.
Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
For our purposes, “official college transcripts” must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred, date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar’s signature and/or seal. A scanned or electronic copy is acceptable, if it contains the elements listed above. The college/university does not have to send the transcript directly to LEO. For more information regarding official transcripts, click here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader).
Applicants who possess a degree from a foreign college or university must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents unless the degree has been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Go to evaluators for a list of accepted organizations that evaluate foreign credentials. Failure to provide this evaluation at the time of application may result in you being screened out of the process.
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
All classified employees are subject to Civil Service Rule 2-8 Ethical Standards and Conduct and will be expected to disclose any personal and financial interests that may conflict with official duties as a classified employee.
All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment. Certain positions within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity may also require state criminal, fingerprint-based and driving record background checks. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the background checks and drug test indicate eligibility for employment.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity participates in E-Verify (Download PDF reader) and will provide the federal government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
View the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/RehabilitationConsultant_13090_7.pdf (Download PDF reader)
State employment benefits include everything from health insurance to retirement income and can be worth 25% to 50% of salary depending on wages and benefits.This page briefly explains some benefits provided under Civil Service rules or union contracts.Leave TimeFull-time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year and 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid or unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.HolidaysState employees receive 13 scheduled holidays each year, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day, just to name a few. State employees also receive Election Day off every other year.Alternative Work SchedulesFlexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.Insurance and Other BenefitsEligible employees can choose from a variety of health insurance plans, including a PPO, HMOs, and a High Deductible Health Plan with HSA. Other coverage includes vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as tax-deferred Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health, prescription, dental and vision eligible expenses, dependent care expenses, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits (QTFB). Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, and long-term care insurance, auto/home insurance, identify theft protection, and legal services. For additional information, visit https://www.michigan.gov/mdcs/employeebenefits/new-employeePaid Parental LeaveProvides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.Deferred CompensationEmployees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount deducted from their paychecks.RetirementEmployees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match up to 3%. The Office of Retirement Services administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC). New hires can also receive up to a 2% employer match into a Personal Healthcare Fund and a lump-sum credit to a tax-deferred account if eligible. More information is available at the Office of Retirement Services.
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