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"Rehabilitation Counselor"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Rehabilitation Counselor"

1) Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations, in order to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.

2) Arrange for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing clients' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.

3) Collaborate with clients' families to implement rehabilitation plans that include behavioral, residential, social, and/or employment goals.

4) Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.

5) Confer with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals, in order to develop and implement client rehabilitation programs.

6) Develop and maintain relationships with community referral sources such as schools and community groups.

7) Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.

8) Direct case service allocations, authorizing expenditures and payments.

9) Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements, in order to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.

 

 

11) Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, and relevant correspondence.

12) Arrange for on-site job coaching or assistive devices such as specially equipped wheelchairs in order to help clients adapt to work or school environments.


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13) Collaborate with community agencies to establish facilities and programs to assist persons with disabilities.

14) Develop diagnostic procedures for determining clients' needs.

15) Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, and transportation problems, and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.

16) Participate in job development and placement programs, contacting prospective employers, placing clients in jobs, and evaluating the success of placements.

Job Description for "Rehabilitation Counselor" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  21-1015.00