Vocational Rehabilitation Associate
State of Nebraska
Vocational Rehabilitation Associate
Are you searching for a fulfilling position working and communicating with a variety of people? We’re looking for a VR Associate to join Nebraska VR, where we help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs. This position is located in downtown Omaha a few days each week - we have employee parking and hybrid work schedules! If you value initiative and independent decision making, and enjoy flexibility and creativity in your job; this is that job!
What is Nebraska VR (Vocational Rehabilitation)?
Nebraska VR is a voluntary employment program for people who experience a disability. Everything Nebraska VR does and all of the services we provide are for the purpose of helping people with disabilities.
$13.390 - $15.174/hour
This range is based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.
Upcoming Annual Increase: Current Nebraska Department of Education employees will receive a 2% increase on July 1, 2022.
*Promotional Opportunity: Employees will be hired as a VR Associate with the expectation of being promoted to a Senior Associate after the successful completion of two years of successful employment.
We know the opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference state-wide through public service is important to you, but we have even more to offer:
Hybrid work locations and workplace flexibility
Stable employment and hours with annual salary increases
Thirteen paid holidays per year
Competitive benefits, paid time off, and retirement
79% employer-paid health insurance with four plans to choose from
Dental, vision, long and short-term disability, flex spending and health savings accounts, employee discount program, and more!
Generous vacation and sick leave earnings each year, plus a variety of other leave types
156% state-matched retirement
Wide variety of professional development opportunities
State employee parking in beautiful downtown Omaha
EEO: NDE is committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we encourage applications from ALL qualified candidates and assure they will receive consideration for this position regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Examples of Work
Enters client information into the Nebraska VR data system (QE2) for intake, appointment set up, service provision, etc. Runs reports, and monitors and updates client employment milestones. Uploads client documents and enters task notes for all client interactions.
Contacts medical providers, schools, and other organizations to request and collect necessary medical, school, public benefit, and financial information; and ensures receipt of requested information.
Performs receptionist duties, responds to basic questions about Vocational Rehabilitation, and schedules appointments for clients.
Prepares payment authorizations, obtains agreed upon goods and services and verifies their receipt.
Contacts businesses that provide goods or services to Nebraska VR to set up payment accounts.
Performs administrative duties and accounting work including reviewing and processing accounts receivable and payable.
Assists VR Specialists with client purchases.
Files, makes copies, routes information, and processes mail and postage.
Operates and maintains office equipment, manages inventory, and orders and stocks equipment and supplies.
Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Qualifications / Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience related to the essential functions of the position. Any equivalent education and/or work experience may be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.
Experience with people with disabilities and providing customer service. Skill in adaptability, flexibility, attention to detail, and initiative.
May 3, 2022