vocational rehabilitation specialist resume example with 11 years of experience

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Core Qualifications
Dynamic, goal oriented Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist with extended experience both in the public and private sectors of the United States in management, human resource development and implementation, public relations, higher education, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. An outstanding team and project leader with keen presentation, negotiation, and communications skills. Accustomed to dealing with diverse clientele and groups. Recognized throughout my career for productivity excellence, teamwork, accountability, sound decision­ making, and strong technical qualifications. Strong computer proficiency in: MS Applications, Internet search, Libera System (Web­designed Case Management System). Spanish language fluency; proficient to speak and interpret for Spanish speaking individuals.
relations, higher education, and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. An outstanding team and project leader
Professional Experience
01/2011 to 01/2014 Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist State Of Oklahoma | Antlers, OK, Performed within detailed policies and procedures of local and federal regulations and professional standards. Coordinated and implemented Federal and District of Columbia Vocational Rehabilitation program policies, case documentation, procedures and standards; interpretation of vocational testing; the appropriateness of documentation in support of decisions regarding eligibility determination, individualized plans for employment, employment services; documentation of progress and adjustment, informed choice and maintenance of case records according to regulations. Responsible for providing counseling services to severely disabled individuals with complicated rehabilitation plans such as, those calling for homebound services; transition students; supported employment participants; and self­employment services. Provided case management services including coordination of all rehabilitation services. Possess the requisite analytical skills and ability to utilize process analysis and systems management tools and techniques. Conducted managerial inquiries on sensitive issues and maintained case record integrity according to HIPPA regulations. Made recommendations utilizing negotiating and conflict management skills to coordinate and participate with other private and government agencies, providing appropriate services and developing integrated case plans. Successfully forged positive and productive inter­agency relations. Provided and coordinated a wide range of planning, organizing, coordinating, reviewing, scheduling, monitoring, developing and implementing RSA programs and guidelines to ensure programs and providers adherence to DC and Federal Policies, Regulations and Guidelines under the District of Columbia, and Federal Statutes 34 CFR 361­364; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014; Workforce Investment Act of 1998; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended; and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Knowledge of the DC Government and Federal Government Personnel Policies, Hiring Policies, Practices, Principles and Regulations governing Recruitment, Staffing, Training, Employee Relations and Labor Relations. Demonstrated ability to serve diverse clients with the most significant disabilities, which also includes Workers' Compensation cases and Veterans applicants.
01/2004 to 01/2011 Advising Specialist/Academic Counselor Austin Community College | City, STATE, Individual and group academic advising, participated in college committees, special projects, facilitating trainings, developing webinars, gathering data and presenting on outcomes as requested; in addition to assuming other responsibilities as assigned. Conferred with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss student's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs. Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Prepared students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks. Evaluated students' or individuals' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics using tests, records, interviews, or professional sources. Counseled students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning. Provided special services such as alcohol and drug prevention programs and classes that teach students to handle conflicts without resorting to violence. Conducted follow­up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs had been met.
01/2001 to 01/2002 Academic Counselor/Veterans Advisor Northern Virginia Community College | City, STATE, Counseled individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations. Provided crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at school/college. Assisted students utilizing virtual tools and media to promote student success through academic advising, retention outreach and programming, disability services awareness, military services, career services and transfer support as needed. Delivered academic advising services to assist students in making decisions regarding their vocational goals and academic programs; aid students in resolving personal and social problems that impact retention. Analyzed the progress of students; discussing with them their short and long­range educational and vocational goals. Acted as Certifying Official for Veterans using VA Educational Benefits. Researched topics on student success; making recommendations to enhance student services. Provided referrals to support services that will minimize academic barriers for students.
Education and Training
Expected in 1993 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology University of Texas, Austin, TX GPA:
1993 University of Texas, Austin, TX Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Expected in Master of Education | Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, , GPA:
Master of Education in Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
CRC present Jessica Claire
Community Involvement
trainings, developing webinars, gathering data and presenting on outcomes as requested; in addition to assuming
Progress, Scheduling, Class, Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System, Student Records, Ada, Cases, Clients, Compensation, Documentation, Employee Relations, Hippa, Maintenance, Managerial, Recruitment, Rsa, Staffing, Testing, Training, Academic Advising, Benefits, Disability, Crc, Fundraising

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School Attended

  • University of Texas
  • Special Education and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Job Titles Held:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Advising Specialist/Academic Counselor
  • Academic Counselor/Veterans Advisor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Education

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