Iowa Department of Administrative Services REHABILITATION SUPERVISOR in Burlington, Iowa



Auto req ID18078BR

LocationDes Moines County

Location Zip Code52601

Location CityBurlington

Full/Part TimeFull-Time

Department283-Education -Vocational Rehabilitation

Salary Minimum$58,864

Salary Maximum$90,708

Non-merit PositionThis is a courtesy posting for a non-merit position. Please follow instructions in the "To apply" section for directions on how to apply for this position.

Job Description**Starting Annual Salary for this position is $58,864.00

Leadership: Oversee the office caseload, monitoring work to ensure compliance with Federal Standards, requirements, and agency policies. Investigate work performance and professional behaviors that do not meet agency expectations and Federal standards. Develop and implement local vocational rehabilitation procedures and operational guidelines in accordance with Federal requirements. Develop an ongoing blueprint for the local office that coordinates with the agency strategic plan. Develop the blueprint strategies and actions that creates staff buy-in and moves the office forward in achieving outcomes. Monitor office progress toward the blueprint goals and objectives and reconvene the team to review and revise actions that are achievable. Connect the office blueprint actions with the staff performance plans, maintaining accountability of all staff in the execution of the blueprint and performance plans. Infuse agency initiatives into the blueprint and performance plans so all staff clearly understand the focus and work of the agency. Identify policies and procedures that unnecessarily hinder the work of field operations and provide recommendations to improve, change, revise, and modify while ensuring they remain in compliance with Federal standards. Infuse and implement the intent of the agreements with Workforce Centers, Dept. Of Human Services, the Veteran's Administration, local education agencies and Area Education Agencies. Provide leadership in the implementation and execution of the Collaborative Transition Protocol, Employment First, Progressive Employment, and other innovative programs and services to insure implementation and Federal compliance. Stimulate staffs thinking to move beyond compliance, recognizing compliance is the foundation upon which innovation is built that allows the office to go beyond minimal expectations. Set the course for the office, identifying the connections with the State Plan, Strategic Plan, Blueprint and outcomes expected to achieve and then facilitate and monitor toward completion. Provide recommendations on agreement renewals and community partnership contract renewals to administration. Implement quality assurance guidelines and policies consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values as well as the strength based focus of service delivery.

Supervision and Office Operations: supervise staff and maintain accountability through performance planning, performance monitoring, administering discipline and work directives, and implementation of agreements. Develop corrective action plans for staff in need of assistance or on Development Plans. Develop PPEs and implement plans to impact quality improvements. Monitor staff performance on the 510 and blueprint activities. Assign staff to specific job duties, geographical areas, institutional programs, etc. Assure staff, equipment, and budget are used in a way that achieves outcomes and are consistent with Federal and State regulations and policies so that job candidate needs are met in rural and urban areas of the office. Provide case consultation to staff in a manner that facilitate learning through motivational interviewing techniques and by demonstrating collaboration skills. Supervise staff in delivery of rehabilitation services. Gather, analyze and use data to evaluate the effectiveness of the area operations. Monitor staff time and approve travel vouchers, office expenditures, leases, and other financial obligations. Provide case consultations, approve exceptions to policy, and respond to case needs in a timely manner. Communicate and demonstrate the Code of Ethics in all work performed. Approve exceptions and expenditures in accordance with sound accounting principles and State of Iowa accounting requirements.

Networking: Review service delivery systemically with partners to identify system barriers to achieving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Work collaboratively with partners to identify strategies to address the barriers and impact outcomes. Meet and be responsive to community partners, businesses, and politicians to promote services and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Collaborate with partners on agreements, review them annually, and consider modifications for renewal. Network with business and industry to create business accounts that create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Develop mentoring opportunities for staff to grow and improve their professionalism through business contacts, staff development, partner collaborations and trainings when necessary. Participate in committees, work groups, Task Force, DD Coalitions, RWIBs, transition, etc., aimed at rehabilitation issues and concerns. Interpret and provide information and training on vocational rehabilitation to community agencies, the general public, employers, third party or similar groups, etc. Develop and implement a marketing plan for each audience and constituency of the area office to broaden opportunities, comparable services and benefits, and outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Demonstrate networking and marketing skills to expand staff expertise and understanding in working with partners and business.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Minimum Qualification RequirementsA Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, counseling and guidance, or a closely-related emphasis and four years of full-time work experience performing professional rehabilitation counseling services.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on thislink to view the job descriptionand minimum qualifications.

Post Close Date16-May-2017

To Apply:Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on “Apply for Job Vacancy(s)” button. You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.

Point of contact for Applicant questions:Jason Taylor at