Nebraska VR Associate
State of Nebraska
Nebraska VR Associate
If you’re not an educator, but still have a passion for seeing students be successful, we may have a job match for you! Join us as a Nebraska VR Associate with our Omaha Transition Services team. If you have the ability to learn and adapt to a variety of customers with diverse needs in order to support this important work, keep reading!
This is a large team of Specialists that work in schools across Omaha – so they’re very comfortable communicating to each other virtually. They have a lot of fun as a team though and have a supportive, respectful supervisor who values a good work/life balance.
$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
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.
Files, makes copies, routes information, and processes mail and postage.
Operates and maintains office equipment, manages inventory, and orders and stocks equipment and supplies.
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.
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.
At least two years of experience related to the essential functions of the position. Experience with persons with disabilities, providing customer service. Experience using a client data system and keeping accurate records. Experience with accounting functions such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.
May 10, 2022