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Vocational Rehab Counselor Sup

Date Posted:  Jul 10, 2024
Requisition ID:  446281

Elkhart, IN, US, 46514


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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.


Role Overview

The full title is: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Supervisor.  The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field plus one (1) year of 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, or direct experience as an employer, a small business owner/operator, 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.  This role covers Northeast IN and is currently based at the Richmond, IN Vocational Rehabilitation office. 


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervise lower-level staff and their various units.
  • Analyze data monitored and collected on the service delivery system.
  • Implement changes, initiatives and new programs.
  • Supervise writing of all policies, rules, and regulations for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate field service operations and informational data with Program Services for the purpose of improved and/or new service delivery changes.
  • Serve as a consultant to staff for guidance, interpretation, and evaluation of all federal and state mandates to enable policy changes.
  • Serve as mediator in areas of conflict between staff and various other entities.
  • Assist Division Director in budget preparation.
  • Serve on and may represent agency at various conferences and planning committees.
  • 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: 

  • Extensive knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act and its implications on the service delivery system.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal Job Training Acts, Department of Labor, Employment Security Division, Federal Grants, etc., and agency’s cooperative agreements with those entities.
  • Extensive knowledge of the budgetary process and its implication of programs and services.
  • Broad knowledge of public/private sources of funding outside of the legislative budget.
  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to program and personnel.
  • Ability to plan, develop and implement effective working relationships with others and organizations of various types.
  • Ability to present effectively all aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • 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 may provide 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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend