Job: Case Facilitator - Eligibility & Order of Selection Unit
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Case Facilitator - Eligibility & Order of Selection Unit
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
UW Position Title: Associate Rehabilitation Specialist
Working Title: Case Facilitator - Eligibility and Order of Selection Unit
Reports To: Program Manager
Summary:This position requires gathering and analyzing records for the purpose of determining eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services through the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Diagnostic interviewing skills are critical to ensure the information gathered is thorough and accurate. Effective communication skills and an understanding of ethical practices are necessary to establish and maintain working relationships with counselors and staff in DVR offices across the state as recommendations for eligibility and Order Of Selection are developed.
Case Development for Eligibility Recommendations
- Work within a web-based case management system to receive applications, maintain communication with DVR staff, process information, and provide recommendations. - Complete initial or follow-up interviews as necessary to obtain pertinent personal, employment, and disability information. - Systematically process releases of information including required follow up to ensure completeness of the documentation for eligibility. - Collect and analyze information related to determining, eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services, and functional limitations for Order of Selection category placement. - Collaborate with partner agencies as required to move the process forward, based on the individual needs of applicants and accepted DVR practices. - Exercise professional judgment in developing recommendations. - Follow accepted DVR practices related to case management. - Complete required training on web-based and electronic systems, security, and other areas identified through the length of the project. - Adhere to the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. - Recognize the importance of confidentiality and the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and follow established policy and procedure. - Recommend eligibility and OOS category placement as soon as possible within the 60-day period allowed by federal law. - Complete the process by forwarding to DVR, through the Scan Unit or other designated process, all relevant information which supports the recommendations.
- Promote a culture of respect and civility. - Model civil communication and interaction. - Support a culture of collegiality and citizenship. - Model professional standards of behavior with students and colleagues. - Serve on SVRI, UW-Stout, and committees identified as appropriate and consistent with availability.
Minimal Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, business, industrial psychology, or related fields. - Knowledge of physical and mental impairments and their effects on vocational and social adjustment. - Experience with techniques and principles of diagnostic interviewing. - Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. - Ability to relate to diverse professional, consumer, and employer populations (ethnic, cultural, social). - Knowledge of community resources and methods of accessing them. - Personal experience with disability or experience in working with persons with disabilities. - Demonstrated skills with Word and Excel.
Preferred Requirements: - One year of work experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation. - Experience with web-based case management systems.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university's online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.
Please provide a cover letter, specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, along with a current resume.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
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