Full-Time Job Opening for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The employee will interview Evaluation Clients, review medical records, conduct Transferable Skills Analysis, complete Labor Market Survey Research, prepare Job Analysis and prepare professional Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation Reports.
The employee will meet with Clients within the context of several legal systems and disability systems. Disability Systems will include Workers Compensation, Long-Term Disability, Personal Injury, Longshore & Harbor Workers' Act, Jones Act, Federal Employees Compensation Act and Social Security Disability. Legal Systems will include Workers Compensation Florida Statute, Family Law Florida Statute, Civil Circuit Court and US District Court.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will present professional written work for review by Supervisor, Expert Witnesses, Attorneys and Judges in several systems.
Training will be provided on-the-job. All new employees are considered Co-Evaluators in Forensic Evaluations until they have demonstrated skill, competence and confidence with their Vocational Evaluations. Employees may specialize in completing State of Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluations, Workers Compensation, Family Law, Personal Injury or Federal Case Work.
Minimum Requirements include:
1. MA or MS Degree, preferably in Vocational Rehabilitation.
2. Experience in preparing professional reports.
3. Skill with Microsoft Word and Excel.
4. Exposure to Outlook, Publisher and Power Point.
5. CRC Certificate or qualified to take the exam.
6. Above average written and verbal Skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be offered commensurate with salary experience and history
England & Associates was established in 1982 in Huntington Beach, California. Private Sector Services included Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Personal Injury, L&H Act, Jones Act and LTD.The firm's principal, Bill R. England, MS, CRC, CDMS, moved to Florida in 1988 to continue practice in the private sector. The current Administrative Office is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Two satellite ...offices are located in Tampa, Florida and Palmetto, Florida. The primary service area is considered Tampa Bay.
Private Sector Rehabilitation Services are now focused on Vocational Evaluations, Reemployment Assessments, Labor Market Survey (LMS) Research and Expert Testimony. Jurisdictions include Florida Workers Compensation (50%), Family Law (20%), Personal Injury (10%), Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (15%) and Federal Case Work (L&H, DOD, FECA, SSD).
The firm has 10 part-time and full-time employees, including four (4) Vocational Case Managers, Nurse Case Manager, Placement Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Programmer, Systems Analyst and Marketing Consultant. The firm has a well established relationship with the University of South Florida program for Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (RMHC). Guest Speakers and Lecturers are provided on a regular basis for graduate course work. Mr. England is a member of the RMHC Curicullum Committee and RSA Scholarship Committee. The firm has been an Internship Site for the USF RMHC program since 2007.
Daniel Giles, MA, CRC, CDMS, who has been with the firm 10 years, is the current President of the Florida Chapter of IARP. Vocational Case Mangers are all members of the Florida Chapter of IARP. Mr. England is the current Legislative Chair. He was involved with Legislative Changes in 2011 which resulted in a statutory mandate that the CRC become a recognized credential for practice within Florida Workers' Compensation. Mr. England has testified before Florida House Committee representatives on cost saving initiatives for Private Sector Vocational Rehabilitation Firms. Specifically he has participated in a lobby effort that reduced regulation and redundant forms. Vocational Case Managers participate in Annual Conferences, Seminars and Presentations individually and as a Professional Group.