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Pennsylvania OVR Seeks VR Counselor, Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Tip Sheet for Applying

Starting Salary is $53,594 per year. Apply now!

Pennsylvania OVR needs to hire a VR Counselor for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (VRCDHH) to serve eligible persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Requirements: A master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation education or rehabilitation administration, or CRC credentials, or proof of approval to sit for CRC exam as provided by CRCC. You may apply and be placed on the eligible list if you are in the final semester of your master’s rehabilitation counseling degree program.

Salary and benefits: $53,594/year (Pay Scale Group 7, Pay Scale Level 5) with full commonwealth benefits available to new employees include medical benefits, life insurance, a retirement plan, annual, sick leave, eleven paid holidays, and optional Deferred Compensation Savings plan. Permanent employees and their eligible dependents also receive supplemental health benefits after six months of employment. Supplemental health benefits include prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing aid coverage.

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Application Process

APPLICATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR,DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING POSITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, information on how to apply for Pennsylvania Civil Service positions and further information on employment opportunities can be obtained by contacting the State Civil Service Commission at: http://www.employment.pa.gov. Pennsylvania residency is not required to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

Necessary Special Requirement for VRC Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Ability to communicate at the intermediate sign communication level as determined by the Sign communication Proficiency Interview evaluation as approved by OVR.

Contact Hattie McCarter, OVR's Recruitment Specialist at: (717) 787-2521 voice or via e-mail at hmccarter@pa.gov.