Nebraska VR Associate – two positions
State of Nebraska
Nebraska VR Associate – two positions
Are you searching for a fulfilling position working with a variety of people? Do you love being in the middle of the action and feel a sense of accomplishment supporting you team? If you have great initiative and enjoy being the hub of the office, your search could be complete!
We are looking for TWO Vocational Rehabilitation Associates to join Nebraska VR, where we help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs. Our VR Associates are the face of our offices and the front line greeting our clients. This team collaborates for high quality outcomes and has high expectations; but you will be acknowledged for your efforts, and work with a supportive team!
The Nebraska Department of Education pay structure will be increased by 4% effective July 1, 2022.
$13.390 - $15.174/hour ($13.926 - $15.783/hour after July 1)
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.
*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 assistance program, 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
NEW Dependent Tuition Reimbursement Program with six Nebraska community colleges!
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.
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.
June 15, 2022