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Under general direction, in the Department of Rehabilitation, to assist the Chief, Rehabilitation Facilities Development in planning and administering the statewide program; to supervise a staff engaged in providing consultation and assistance in determining the need for, developing, establishing, and improving the rehabilitation facilities providing vocational rehabilitation services; to act as principal departmental representative on matters regarding medical and paramedical services in rehabilitation facilities; and to do other related work.
As assigned, reviews or conducts surveys of community needs and services available from rehabilitation facilities; makes recommendations to field staff regarding the development of new facilities or expansion of existing facilities; assists field staff in planning the approach to community groups and public and private agencies to encourage interest and participation in rehabilitation facility development and improvement; coordinates the work of field staff as it relates to rehabilitation facilities serving more than one geographic area; represents the Department in the review and approval of research and development grants related to rehabilitation facilities; consults with, and makes recommendations to, rehabilitation facility staff regarding the improvement or expansion of existing services; confers with representatives of various agencies concerning development of standards for providing medical and paramedical services in rehabilitation facilities; participates in recruitment and training of staff; addresses interested groups and organizations; develops and makes recommendations regarding the schedules for medical and paramedical services offered by rehabilitation facilities.
One year of experience performing the duties of a Rehabilitation Facilities Development Specialist in the California Department of
Rehabilitation. Or II Experience: Three years of experience in an administrative position in, or in a consultative capacity to, a workshop for the disabled, a rehabilitation center, or comparable facility, providing comprehensive services for a variety of disability groups. (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must be performing the duties of a class with a salary level not less than that of Supervising Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II.) (Possession of a certificate of completion of a one- year graduate curriculum in rehabilitation workshop administration may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Applicants who are registered in a graduate program of rehabilitation workshop administration but who have not received the certificate will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the certificate prior to appointment.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college.
Knowledge of: Purposes, organization, administration, operation, services, and financing of rehabilitation facilities for the disabled; techniques of community organization; vocational rehabilitation and other programs concerned with the care and rehabilitation of handicapped persons; operating problems of rehabilitation facilities, including contract procurement, cost and bidding of contracts, sales and promotion activities, production analysis and control, record keeping and accounting; medical and paramedical services appropriately available in rehabilitation facilities and fee schedule practices for such services; Federal and State laws, rules and regulations relating to the programs of the Department of Rehabilitation and to State and Federal agencies having responsibility for the regulation, incorporation, or certification of rehabilitation facilities; etiology, treatment, and rehabilitation of common physical and mental disabilities and their implications; fee schedule practices of rehabilitation facilities; Federal and State rehabilitation facility grant programs; principles of personnel management, effective supervision, and staff development; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Supervise a field staff engaged in providing consultation and assistance in determining the need for, developing, establishing, and improving rehabilitation facilities; promote development, improvement, and expansion of rehabilitation facilities, with particular emphasis on medical and paramedical services; promote understanding and acceptance of constructive solutions to difficult problems; secure utilization of opportunities for advancement of workshop programs; promote acceptance of necessary changes in workshop practices; enlist the support and cooperation of diverse community groups and individuals; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.