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Voc Rehab Cnslr Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  415713

Clarksville, IN, US, 47129


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services manages the delivery of services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has two overarching responsibilities: to facilitate partnerships that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities; and to provide them with continuous, life-long support. 

Salary:  This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


About the Job:

As the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Supervisor, you will be responsible for being the Area Manager in Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) in a geographic area encompassing approximately 1/25 of the State's population.  In this position, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and administering programs that enhance the Vocational Rehabilitation service delivery system in the assigned geographic area. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Monitor area compliance with VRS Quality Assurance (QA) standards and develop improvement plans to address performance issues. 
  • Implement policy, including changes, at the local level ensuring consistency with statewide VR service delivery. 
  • Review a sampling of individualized plans for employment (IPE) including review of eligibility determinations made by VR Counselors. 
  • Assist VR Counselors with unique or challenging cases, problem solving, and problem resolution. 
  • Approve a sampling of claims and all fiscal authorizations and claims over edit limits for VR client services. 
  • Analyze spending patterns and develop strategies necessary for remediation with individual counselors. 
  • Solicit ongoing input from staff, consumers, providers, and other community partners to maintain current understanding of program needs. 
  • Provide leadership and participate in special program development activities including outreach initiatives. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.  
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.    


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or closely related field 
  • Must have one (1) year of demonstrated paid or unpaid experience consisting of: 
    • Direct work with individuals with disabilities in a setting such as an independent living center 
    • Direct service or advocacy activities that provide such individual with experience and skills in working with individuals with disabilities 
    • Direct experience as an employer, as a small business owner or operator, or in self-employment, or other experience in human resources, recruitment, or experience in supervising employees, training, or other activities that provide experience in competitive integrated employment environment. 
  • Broad knowledge of the State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation laws (e.g. Rehabilitation Act), statutes, rules, and regulations. 
  • Ability to interpret and carry out policy, state and federal laws and regulations. 
  • Thorough knowledge of services offered by community and other state agencies and how these may be utilized in rehabilitation plans. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the budgetary process and its implications on programs and services. 
  • Thorough knowledge of resources and funding outside of VRS that may be available as comparable benefits and wrap around supports. 
  • Thorough knowledge of local area job market and the effects of various disabilities on job performance. 
  • Ability to plan, develop, and implement effective working relationships with other persons and organizations of various types. 
  • Ability to present effectively to all aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. 
  • Ability to achieve community support for agency programs, to ensure successful outcomes. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow  
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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