Job Description

Job ID
18729
Location
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary
Regular

JOB DETAILS:


The primary function of this position is completing intakes via telephone or virtual platform to determine eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services through Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). This position also requires the gathering and analyzing of records to help in the process of determining eligibility for DVR services. 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 are developed. This position allows for a hybrid work environment whereby time is spent in a remote setting as well as on-campus as needed to meet job responsibilities. Work environment is determined based on the needs of SVRI and the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Business, Psychology, or related field
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats
  • Ability to relate to diverse professional, consumer, and employer populations (ethnic, cultural, social)
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office Suite

Highly Desired

  • One year of work experience in Vocational Rehabilitation 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
  • Knowledge of community resources and methods of accessing them
  • Experience with web-based case management systems
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate (work environment) that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion

RESPONSIBILITIES

Official UW Title: Rehabilitation Specialist (HS041)

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.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

UW-Stout’s SVRI Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.

To learn more about Stout’s Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) please feel free to visit:

https://www.uwstout.edu/outreach-engagement/stout-vocational-rehabilitation-institute

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us.

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by end of day, September 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position/s are filled.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Kyle Schemenauer

Email: schemenauerk@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Beth Biederman

Email: biedermanb@uwstout.edu

Job Family: Staff