Rehabilitation Specialist

General summary

First-level professional position accountable for conducting assessments of clients’ needs for employment and vocational training, and/or providing assistance in adaptation and daily living skills, and/or associated guidance and counseling services. Work includes related interviews to gather information, evaluating information and developing and adapting daily activity plans, and/or securing and placing clients in suitable employment, training, or activity opportunities. Duties may also include planning and implementing vocational training and teaching skills to clients (e.g. woodworking, grounds keeping, bench work assembly, recycling, janitorial duties, etc.); training staff in how to instruct areas of work social skills (e.g., attendance, punctuality, safety, rules, procedures, and following instructions); or providing assistance in developing self-help, communication, mobility, and daily living skills, and/or providing guidance to individuals to address adjustment problems.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation counseling methods and techniques. Knowledge of occupations, employment trends, job opportunities and requirements, and community resources available for job placement. Knowledge of the impact of various medical conditions and disabilities upon an individual's ability to function independently and succeed vocationally. Ability to analyze, evaluate, and understand the physical, emotional, and social implications of developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. Ability to understand and interpret federal and state legislation pertaining to vocational rehabilitation.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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