Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee, Option H (Spanish Speaking) job Chicago Height
Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee, Option H (Spanish Speaking) job Chicago Height
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Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee, Option H (Spanish Speaking) Job



Employer Name: Division of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Field Services SpiderID: 12100493
Location: Chicago Heights, Illinois Date Posted: 2/13/2022
Wage: $49900 Category: Counseling
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Position Overview
Under direct supervision, for a period not to exceed twelve months, receives formal and informal training in the principles, techniques, procedures and policies related to assisting persons with disabilities under the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Waiver, Brain Injury (Bl) Waiver, or AIDS Waiver who rely on Spanish as their primary language to live independently in the community and/or their own place of residence with needed supports essential to maintaining an independent lifestyle. Communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English. Travels in the performance of duties to individual's home to interview applicants to determine risk of nursing home placement and eligibility for DRS Home Services Program; physically enters and visually assesses the home environment for suitability and planning of service.

Job Responsibilities
1.Receives on-the-job training by assisting in a program of case finding, participating in home
visits for the purpose of conducting initial interviews to determine program eligibility by physically entering and visually assessing the home environment for suitability and planning of service, arranging medical, psychological and vocational assessments, and arranging for rehabilitation services for customers in the Division's Home Services Program. Gradually assumes responsibility for a full district caseload. Communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English. Travels in the performance of duties.
2.Studies and becomes proficient in utilizing the Division's case management system.
3.Attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, workshops and in-service training related to the discipline of rehabilitation counseling and the home services program.

4.Studies and analyzes techniques applicable to the guidance and counseling of persons with disabilities. Observes and practices interviewing and counseling techniques.
5.Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
1.Requires possession of a Master's Degree from a college or university program accredited by the Council On Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
Or
2.Requires a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation administration, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, deaf education, special education, social work, sociology, gerontology, nursing, or a closely related field.

This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment
1.Requires ability to speak, read and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.
2.Requires ability to travel to individual's home to interview applicants to determine eligibility for DRS Home Services Program; physically enters and visually assesses the home environment for suitability and planning of services.
Work Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, M-F


Job Requirements:
1.Requires possession of a Master's Degree from a college or university program accredited by the Council On Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
Or
2.Requires a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation administration, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, deaf education, special education, social work, sociology, gerontology, nursing, or a closely related field.

This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment
1.Requires ability to speak, read and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.
2.Requires ability to travel to individual's home to interview applicants to determine eligibility for DRS Home Services Program; physically enters and visually assesses the home environment for suitability and planning of services.


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required: Masters
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year


Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Stock or Stock Options, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Day Care Services, Company Cafeteria, Regular Employee Outings

Company Profile:
DHS Mission Statement - IDHS serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Marie Iglesias Company Type: Employer
Company: Illinois Department of Human Services
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip: 60607

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