Also called: Job Coach, Program Specialist, Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VCR)
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
- Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
- Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
Math and Science
Education and Training
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Internet browser software
Electronic mail software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about rehabilitation counselors.