Human Services Counselor

State of Kansas
8915 Lenexa Drive
Overland Park, KS 66214
United States

Social Services
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Kansas Bureau of Investigation
From $41,845 To $41,845
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
The Kansas Department for Children and Families Services (DCF) currently has a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position located in our Overland Park Service Center.

This position is an advanced professional counseling position and is charged with empowering people with disabilities to achieve employment as the avenue to self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion, economic equality, and integration into society. The position supports individuals with disabilities to identify their job-related goals and to develop individual plans for employment. The counselor provides or purchases a comprehensive variety of services, which may include training, physical/mental restoration, assistive technology, supported employment, and job placement. This position also provides significant counseling and guidance to help persons served identify their strengths and abilities; adjust to disability; exercise informed choice; maintain progress through their individual plans; and understand labor market trends and employment opportunities.

 To Apply: Must complete a State of Kansas job application and Personal Data form and submit along with a Kansas State Tax Clearance.  For application procedures go to:
Any Questions please contact KC Region Recruiter at 913-826-7360 or email
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
Effective November 1, 2016 and in accordance with federal regulations and State Plan requirements, the minimum qualifications are:

Standard 1: A current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor designation; or
Standard 2: A master’s or doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling; or
Standard 3: A master’s or doctorate degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Clinical Social Work plus the additional
education requirements described below: or
Standard 4: A master’s or doctorate in any discipline with one of the following majors plus the additional education requirements described below:
• Behavioral Health
• Behavioral Science
• Business Administration
• Counseling
• Disability Studies
• Human Relations
• Human Resources
• Human Services
• Law
• Management
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Psychology
• Psychometrics
• Public Administration
• Rehabilitation Administration/Services
• Social Work
• Special Education
• Vocational Assessment/Evaluation

Additional education requirements for Standards 3 and 4: Candidates selected under Standards 3 and 4 will be required to complete additional graduate level courses within three years of their employment start date, as follows:
• One integrated or two separate courses in the Theories of Counseling and the Techniques of Counseling; and
• One integrated or two separate courses in the Medical Aspects of Disability and the Psychosocial Aspects of Disability.

In areas of the state where it is difficult to recruit individuals who meet these requirements, such as rural and frontier regions, KRS may hire the best qualified candidate with the approval of the Director and on the condition that the individual agrees to meet the master’s degree standard within five years of the employment start date.

Staff who must meet additional educational requirements will have professional development plans.
State of Kansas
Shawna Mercer
8915 Lenexa Drive
Overland Park KS 66214
United States
State of Kansas Shawna  Mercer