Transition Services Specialist (VR Service or Rehabilitation Specialist) – Grand Island

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Are you interested in a career making a positive impact on the lives of students? We are looking for a Transition Services Specialist to work with high school students with disabilities and help them achieve their goals. If you value autonomy, collaboration, and positivity, you will enjoy working with this team!

Examples of Work

·   Visits high schools to provide career exploration services and work readiness skills training to high school students with disabilities. Provides education related to resumes, applications, and interviewing skills.

·   Demonstrates beneficial soft skills (e.g., timeliness, dependability) and advises students in informed decision making, interpersonal, and vocational skills. Develops engaging, educational, and interactive group activities.

·   Assists students with strengthening their self-advocacy skills related to their disabilities.

·   Arranges job exploration activities such as informational interviews, job shadows, work-based learning experiences, etc.

·   Develops and maintains relationships with students, parents, teachers, other educational entity staff, and businesses or employers to ensure quality services for each student and provide information about Nebraska VR services.

·   Attends Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings to gain understanding of student needs and update school staff on VR involvement.

·   Records accurate documentation and case notes on all interaction with students to inform school staff and parents or guardians, as well as other VR staff.

·   Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Rehabilitation Specialist Additional Functions: Including the functions above, Rehabilitation Specialists will also be responsible for the responsibilities listed below.

  •  Analyzes and integrates client medical and psychological reports and social, education, and employment information.
  •  Approves cases for client eligibility and Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs).
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Additional Information

The salary range for this position is dependent on education.

  • Successful candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be hired as a Service Specialist, within a salary range of $16.752 – $19.262 per hour
  • Successful candidates with a master’s degree will be hired as a Rehabilitation Specialist, within a salary range of $20.743 – $24.200 per hour

These ranges are based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.



Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Education
500 S 84th St, 2nd floor
Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 68510

Jasmine Gruhn
(p) (402) 440-3705

How to Apply

All applications must be received through the governmentjobs site in order to be considered:

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