Rehabilitation Counselors


Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.
Also called: Job Coach, Program Specialist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation

Technology:

    Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Netscape Navigator
    Medical software
  • Chart Links
  • Client information database software
    Calendar and scheduling software
  • Fanatic Software Informant
  • Scheduling software

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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