[acb-hsp] FW: [Jobs] Three VR Counselor Vacancies in New Mexico
paltschul at centurytel.net
Wed Mar 7 11:34:16 EST 2012
We are recruiting for three Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions
with the NM Commission for the Blind. The positions are in the Las Vegas
(yes, there is a Las Vegas in NM), Roswell, and Las Cruces field offices.
The Las Vegas office serves Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, and Northeastern NM;
the Roswell office serves Southeastern NM, and the Las Cruces office serves
The caseloads include both transition students and adults and generally
consist of approximately 50-65 cases. The actual job posting is quite
lengthy and written very broadly, but the most relevant portions are
provided below. The closing date is March 15. The Roswell position is not
posted quite yet, but I will send along another note when it is posted,
hopefully in the next few days.
To reach the job postings, go to www.spo.state.nm.us, click the link to
"Apply for state jobs online," and check the checkbox to review jobs within
the Commission for the Blind.
I recommend that screen reader users utilize Internet Explorer to access the
Please contact me if you would like to discuss the positions. Also, please
forward this announcement to anyone you believe might be interested in a
great job with our agency.
Deputy Director for VR Programs
NM Commission for the Blind
James.Salas at state.nm.us
New Mexico Commission for the Blind
- Job Title: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
- Full/Part Time: Full-Time
- Regular/Temporary: Regular - Permanent
- Recruitment period: March 5 - March 15, 2012
- Pay Grade: 65
- Salary: The salary range for these positions is $30,552-$54,308 per year
($14.69-$26.11 per hour). Offered salary will be based on education and
- Benefits: Full State of New Mexico benefits, including health insurance,
life insurance, retirement, sick leave, annual leave, and holidays.
- Purpose of Position: To help blind/visually impaired individuals obtain or
maintain employment by providing vocational rehabilitation services such as
adjustment counseling, career assessment, education/training, assistive
technology, and job placement services.
- Preferred Education and Experience requirements: Master's Degree from an
accredited college or university in Vocational Rehabilitation, Sociology,
Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Social Work and/or Special Education
with one year of experience.
-- If selected, incumbent with only a Bachelor's Degree will be required to
complete a Master's Degree program in Vocational Rehabilitation counseling
within four years of hire at the employer's expense.
- Employment Requirements:
-- Must obtain and maintain Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification
(CRC) issued by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, or
be eligible to sit for the CRC examination;
-- Must obtain and maintain New Mexico rehabilitation counselor licensure as
defined in the New Mexico Public Education Department Rules (6.63.11) NMAC.
- Regular travel, usually ranging between three and five overnights per
month is required.
-- If you have indicated in your application that you have an education
higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your
unofficial transcript to the application. Your application WILL NOT be
considered for further review if you have failed to provide this
- Statutory Requirements:
-- Must hold or be eligible for state licensure requirements in
as defined in the New Mexico Public Education Department Rules (6.63.11).
- Working Conditions:
-- Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video
Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage.
-- Regularly works with individuals with secondary disabilities, some of
which resulting in challenging behaviors.
-- Occasionally exposed to service animals.
- FLSA Status: Exempt.
- Bargaining Unit: This position is covered by a collective bargaining
agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be
- Agency Contact Information: Kelly Quintana-Wagner, (505) 476.4456
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