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.
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 rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
7) Monitor and record clients' progress in order to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
8) 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.
9) Develop diagnostic procedures for determining clients' needs.