Transition Services Specialist (VR Service or Rehabilitation Specialist)

VR Nebraska   Grand Island, NE   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 1, 2022

Job Title: Transition Services Specialist (VR Service or Rehabilitation Specialist)

Job Description:

Are you interested in a career making a positive impact on the lives of students? We are looking for a Transition Services Specialist to work with high school students to help them achieve their goals. If you value autonomy, collaboration, and positivity, you will enjoy working with this team! Here is a video from a student showing the impact our Transition Services Specialists can make!


*Promotional Opportunity: Employees will be hired as a Service or Rehabilitation Specialist with the expectation of being promoted to a Senior Specialist after the successful completion of two years of successful employment. This also includes an increase in hourly wage!



The salary range for this position is dependent on education.

  • VR Service Specialists (requires a bachelor’s degree in related fields) are hired within a salary range of $16.752 - $19.262 per hour
  • VR Rehabilitation Specialists (requires a master’s degree in related fields) are hired within a salary range of $20.743 - $24.200 per hour

These ranges are based upon available budget funds. The selected candidate’s skills, abilities, education, and experience will determine the salary offer within this posted range.


Examples of Work

  • Visits high schools to provide career exploration services and work readiness skills training to high school students with disabilities.
  • Assists students in learning how to prepare resumes and applications, and practice effective interviewing skills.
  • Demonstrates beneficial soft skills (e.g., timeliness, dependability) and advises students in informed decision making, interpersonal, and vocational skills. Develops engaging, educational, and interactive group activities.
  • Assists students with strengthening their self-advocacy skills.
  • Arranges job exploration activities such as informational interviews, job shadows, work-based learning experiences, etc.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with students, parents, teachers, other educational entity staff, and businesses or employers to ensure quality services for each student and provide information about Nebraska VR services.
  • Attends Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings to gain understanding of student needs and update school staff on VR involvement.
  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Rehabilitation Specialist Additional Functions: Including the functions above, Rehabilitation Specialists will also be responsible for the responsibilities listed below.

  • Evaluates client medical and psychological reports and social, education, and employment information.
  • Approves cases for client eligibility and Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs).


Working Conditions and Travel:

This position requires approximately 40% of work time spent in the Grand Island Nebraska VR office or home office, the remainder of work time is spent in the community. Employees may be asked, within reason, to use their own personal vehicles for travel.



Service Specialist: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or bachelor’s degree in another field and a minimum of two years of work experience related to the essential functions of the position.

Rehabilitation Specialist: Master’s degree with emphasis in one of the following areas: Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling and Guidance, or another field that reasonably provides competence in the employment sector, in a disability field, or both.


Address: 203 E Stolley Park Rd, Ste B, Grand Island, NE 68803

Job Categories: Education, Human Resources, Social Service

Employment Type: Full-Time

Experience Required: (specified in job posting?)


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