Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
March of Dimes - Ottawa, ON

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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist - Assessment & Planning (Full time)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario / Gatineau, Quebec

Duties:
- Accept referral and review the client plan/documentation as provided by the referral source
- Provide services to adults who have disabilities and are challenged by employment barriers
- Assist individuals with disabilities to identify realistic employment options through vocational testing, assessment and exploration
- Conduct transferable skills analysis and labour market research
- Provide job placement services including job development, coordination of on the job supports, job site analysis and job accommodation
- Provide employment and motivational counseling
- Case manage services to ensure timely and cost effective service delivery
- Complete required service reports
- Achieve quality service standards for client satisfaction, timely delivery of service and employment outcomes

Qualifications:
- Bachelors Degree and Registered Rehabilitation Professional certification (RRP) or equivalent; relevant experience will also be considered
- Minimum of three years experience working in Vocational Rehabilitation with people with disabilities
- Bilingualism is mandatory
- Extensive knowledge of private sector and labor market trends
- Sensitivity to issues/barriers that people with disabilities experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication, sales and customer service skills
- Well developed time management, organization and teamwork skills
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work well under pressure
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe software
- Ability to document, maintain records and assist in reports

Applications accepted until: July 31, 2013

As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, Ontario March of Dimes encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.


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