Transition Services Specialist (VR Service OR Rehabilitation Specialist) – Omaha

See full job posting and apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3530922

Do you have a passion for supporting high school students and seeing them be successful? If you’ve been interested in our Transition Services Specialist positions but have been looking for a position in Omaha – here’s your chance! If you’re adaptable and great at building relationships with a variety of people (these positions work with students, their parents, and their schools and teachers!), this could be a great fit.

This is a large, supportive team full of other Transition Services Specialists working together to support high school students across Omaha. They like to have fun in team meetings and have become comfortable communicating to each other virtually since they visit so many different schools! The supervisor is respectful and supportive, pitches in whenever there’s a need, and is big on work/life balance.

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.
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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 $16.108 – $18.520 per hour.
  • Successful candidates with a master’s degree will be hired as a Rehabilitation Specialist, within a salary range of $19.945 – $23.266 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.

Upcoming Annual Increase: Current Nebraska Department of Education employees will receive a 2% increase on July 1, 2022.

Contact Information

Nebraska Department of Education
500 S 84th St, 2nd floor
Lincoln, NE, Nebraska 68510
https://www.education.ne.gov/

Jasmine Gruhn
(p) (402) 440-3705

How to Apply

All applications must be received through the governmentjobs site in order to be considered: http://bit.ly/joinNDE

You can view benefit information and all other Nebraska state jobs at https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/