Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume Samples

A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will help people with disabilities live an independent life by assisting them and helping them get employment and better lifestyle. A well-drafted Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume indicates the following duties – supporting clients in coping with their physical disabilities and injuries, mental illness, substance abuse problems, and psychological disorders; working directly with clients as well as their doctors, families, and psychologists; facilitating job training and placement; assisting in the job application process; and serving as advocate in cases of employment or workplace discrimination.

Even though these counselors may work for several different environments, the required skills are universally common and include the following – open-minded nature and abilities to explore avenues for career advancement; solid understanding of different counseling framework; and familiarity with psychological aspects of disability. Many employers want those have a qualification in Counseling-related fields.

Junior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Objective : Experienced Junior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working with individuals with disabilities. In-depth knowledge of casework methodology and techniques of rehabilitation counseling. Managed budget efficiently, and implemented policies and procedures as required to produce positive outcomes. Demonstrated success in managing a high volume caseload by utilizing strong organizational and time management skills.

Skills : Microsoft Office, General Office Skills, Communications, Organizational Skills

Description :

    1. Duties include reviewing and evaluating individual consumer case files for the purpose of determining, providing, and coordinating vocational rehabilitative services.
    2. Consulted with consumers, interdisciplinary team members, Regional Director, and applicable field staff for the purpose of developing a collaborative vocational rehabilitation plan and to assess the consumer's vocational readiness.
    3. Provides career counseling and guidance to consumers to establish employment objectives commensurate with their abilities, skills, and interests, and provides/arranges appropriate vocational training.
    4. Develops referral sources, maintains resource information, and obtains appropriate referrals to reach blind or visually impaired persons.
    5. Develops and maintains potential and existing employer relationships/accounts.
    6. Developed employment opportunities and other employment assistance services and provided post-employment services and assistance in addressing subsequent consumer vocational concerns, such as adaptive equipment or additional training requirements.
    7. Accounts for case service expenditures and delivery of services to maintain adherence to established funding/expenditure directives.
    8. Participated in training activities conducted for staff development and performed report and record maintenance duties, i.e., individual rehabilitation plans, case documentation, monthly activities, travel vouchers, requisitions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Masters of Business Administration


Associate Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Headline : To obtain professional employment in the field of rehabilitation counseling and/or social services. Skilled at determining eligibility for various services based on laws, policies, procedures, and availability. Ability to solve problems and utilize experience and judgment to make effective decisions.

Skills : Advanced Word Processing, Communication Skills, Spreadsheet, Experienced in PDF files, Internet Software.

Description :

    1. Met with consumers and their families to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services could be developed.
    2. Arranged for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing consumers' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.
    3. Analyzed information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess consumers' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
    4. Developed rehabilitation plans that fit consumers' aptitudes, education levels, abilities, and career goals.
    5. Prepared and maintained records and case files for a generalist caseload, including documentation such as consumers' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of consumer contacts, and relevant correspondence.
    6. Monitored and recorded consumers' progress to ensure that goals and objectives were met.
    7. Maintained close contact with consumers during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
    8. Located barriers to consumer employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, and transportation problems, and worked with consumers to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters of Science


Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Intern Resume

Objective : To make use of my interpersonal skills to achieve the goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience. To gain a thorough understanding of the organization's goals. To bring enthusiasm and contribute through a strong work ethic, to exceed the organizational benchmarks.

Skills : Personal, And Family Counseling, Communication Skills, Spreadsheet

Description :

    1. Coordinated and synthesized necessary medical, psychological, social, educational, vocational and financial information to use for eligibility determination and VR counseling.
    2. Determined applicant's eligibility for VR services.
    3. Provided VR counseling to assist the customer to develop their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) and make progress throughout the rehabilitation process, approved and guided implementation of the IPE, and monitored progress toward completion of the employment goal.
    4. Interviewed and counseled clients on vocational, educational and disability issues.
    5. Determined customer's needs and provides or arranges vocational rehabilitation services that may include VR guidance and counseling; vocational assessment; transition from high school to work; job training, placement and retention; medical restoration; assistive technology; independent living; benefits planning; supported employment; or any other VR service required to achieve and maintain the employment goal.
    6. Developed an effective VR counseling relationship that is responsive to the unique needs of each customer and necessary to achieve the employment goal.
    7. Maintained regular contact with customers and moves cases through the rehabilitation process to case closure.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Masters Of Science

Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Summary : Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Having 7+ years of experience in the field of Child & Adolescents Assessment, Counselling & Therapy. To establish a fulfilling and satisfying career in mental health care and utilize the professional skill for the betterment of human beings and for the growth of the organization. Knowledge in counseling and group & family therapies.

Skills : Advanced Word Processing, Communication Skills, Spreadsheet, Experienced in PDF files, Internet Software.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the development of individual rehabilitation programs for legally blind and visually impaired individuals for the purpose of helping them live independently and achieve employment outcomes.
    2. Coordinated a variety of services and worked with other community resources to accomplish the task of rehabilitating the visually impaired.
    3. Advocated for the clients in the community and also responsible for determining eligibility for services and conducting comprehensive assessments of client needs.
    4. Worked with doctors and other rehabilitation professionals for the purpose of getting services delivered to clients.
    5. Monitored case my caseload for compliance with policy and procedure.
    6. Managed a large budget every fiscal year and have experience with making projections based on client needs.
    7. Provided information to the community with verbal and written communication skills including giving public presentations about agency services.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Masters of Science

Lead Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Summary : A talented Lead Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with a passion for working with people with disabilities, with wide knowledge of resources in the community, laws and regulations and case management skills in working with vulnerable populations and underserved or underrepresented populations (i.e. people with disabilities, children, students, elderly).

Skills : Supervision, Project Management, Program Evaluation, Microsoft Office, Crisis Intervention

Description :

    1. Conduct initial intake interviews with people with disabilities to explain the program and gather information to determine eligibility for services.
    2. Counsel individuals with disabilities to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from disabilities (developmental, emotional physical, or mental) illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life.
    3. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.
    4. Determine and arrange for psychological, medical or other evaluations as needed.
    5. Authorize expenditure of funds needed for diagnostic or employment services Use of professional counseling skills to develop a working alliance with client relevant to the success of the rehabilitation program.
    6. Apply information and knowledge of assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and subsequent amendments, to recommend modification in work sites or equipment that will allow the client to perform work tasks.
    7. Communicated effectively with co-workers, utilization of support staff in effective manner.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Masters of Science

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Supervisor Resume

Summary : Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Supervisor skilled and dedicated mental health professional with demonstrated success in providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment plans for patients with varying mental health disorders. Compassionate professional with expertise in effective communication, building client relationships and maintaining strict confidentiality.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Office Management, Records Management, Database, And Data Entry

Description :

    1. Analyzes and interprets the pertinent educational, social, medical, psychological and vocational information relative to the applicants or clients in order to determine the level of aspiration, interest, motivation, aptitude and scholastic achievement.
    2. Determines the client's eligibility and need for rehabilitation services.
    3. Develops a diagnostic plan for each client in order to identify the type and extent of the handicap or disability and to facilitate plans and arrangements for special medical treatments and services.
    4. Develops comprehensive individual rehabilitation plans for clients.
    5. Participates in job development and job placement programs, contacts prospective employers and follows up on clients who have been placed.
    6. Develops community referral sources for rendering services to clients.
    7. Establishes the method by which educational, social, medical, psychological and vocational data is to be obtained from clients, family and community programs.
    8. Works with the community in establishing facilities and programs to assist individuals who are handicapped and disabled.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Masters of Science

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor In Charge Resume

Summary : Highly qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor In Charge with experience in the industry. Enjoys creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment in which your company prides itself. Seeking position as a Counseling Psychologist, in which my knowledge and experience can be used in assisting children, teenagers, and families with personality development and achieving positive mental health.

Skills : Advanced administrative, Speak Fluent Spanish, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher. Adobe Reader & Writer. Multi-Line Phone Systems.

Description :

    1. Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
    2. Counsel with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.
    3. 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.
    4. Arrange for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing clients' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.
    5. Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
    6. Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
    7. Maintain close contact and provide ongoing counseling with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate the efficacy of placement.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Headline : A result-oriented Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with strong leadership skills and highly successful in handling programs and projects on Community Development. To be associated with an organization that holds the promise of good exposure and excellent career prospect.

Skills : Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mentorship of New Staff, Development of Professional Relationships Between Collateral Agencies.

Description :

    1. Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result in physical or mental disabilities.
    2. Coordinate activities with other service providers.
    3. 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.
    4. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.
    5. Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
    6. Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
    7. Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing required services can be developed.
    8. Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placement to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master Of Arts

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Manager Resume

Summary : Seasoned Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Manager, with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring, and resource balancing skills. Excellent communicator, with emphasis on building strong relationships, managing stakeholders, providing accurate reporting and information regarding the ongoing projects and initiatives.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Clerical Skills, Interpersonal Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Evaluate the work and quality of casework to ensure that team members work in partnership with eligible individuals to attain a quality employment outcome.
    2. Communicate, plan and prioritize strategies using community resources and comparable benefits to achieve employment outcomes.
    3. Manage and coordinate financial resources to ensure the effective and efficient provision of services according to state and federal regulations and policies.
    4. Plan, devise, develop and collaborate with community partners, including employers, to assure the appropriate use of financial resources and comparable benefits.
    5. Evaluate staff performance by monitoring the quality of rehabilitation outcomes.
    6. Provide technical assistance, identify and analyze internal and external problems; offer alternative solutions and strategies with individual and/or team involvement.
    7. Develop and optimize unit team and individual goals which are consistent with Vocational Rehabilitation's mission through evaluating, role modeling and participation in Area quality assurance activities.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Headline : An accomplished and dynamic Certified Rehabilitation Counselor professional with experience working with individuals with disabilities to assist in overcoming barriers or potential barriers to employment. Knowledgeable of the vocational rehabilitation process targeting the needs of the employer and the client. Confident and focused under pressure and able to exercise prudent judgment in decision-making areas.

Skills : Counseling Skills, Crisis Management Skills, Group Facilitations, Can Operate Both A PC And A Mac Computer To Track Records.

Description :

    1. Collects and analyzes necessary information to make an accurate eligibility decision (e.g. medical, psychological, school records, employment records, etc.).
    2. Navigates students through the transition from high school and college to adult vocational rehabilitation services.
    3. Assists clients in choosing appropriate employment or other rehabilitation goals by analyzing information to determine the client's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capabilities, and interests while matching that information to the current job market, as appropriate.
    4. Accurately documents information in an electronic case management system to ensure all essential information is recorded (e.g. initial assessments, case notes, etc.) confidentially.
    5. Uses diagnostic assessment processes used in vocational, educational, rehabilitation or personal adjustment counseling including theories of motivation, human development, vocational and educational guidance techniques.
    6. Communicated effectively with co-workers, utilization of support staff in an effective manner.
    7. Incorporated the internet into daily use and knowledge of job seeking placement techniques.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters of Science

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resume

Summary : To obtain a challenging position utilizing my knowledge, skills, and abilities developed through my experiences with the opportunity for professional growth. To work for an organization which will help in value addition and serves as a springboard to move ahead in the career by providing me better future prospects and great opportunities in the career and harness the best of the caliber.

Skills : CPR Certified, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mentorship of New Staff

Description :

    1. Interview individuals referred for vocational rehabilitation services Evaluate work skills and capacities; assist clients in identifying vocational problems and formulating vocational plans.
    2. Analyze information received from referring source, client and case history Refer clients to Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop, schools, skill training centers, work experience assignments, and other training programs.
    3. Solicit jobs from local employers; research data on the labor market and local demand conditions.
    4. Monitor progress of clients through conferences with teachers, supervisors, trainers, etc.
    5. Counsel and assist clients with personal adjustments during the rehabilitation process; measure progress and adjust the program as needed.
    6. Complete periodic summary reports keeping referring sources informed.
    7. Conduct the handling of complex cases; consult on case management.
    8. Maintain liaison with other agencies in the field of rehabilitation services; coordinate work and cooperate in programming.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Masters of Science