CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Rehabilitation Counselors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
 
Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.
 
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.
 
Arrange for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing clients' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.
 
Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
 
Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
 
Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
 
Develop and maintain relationships with community referral sources, such as schools and community groups.
 
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.
 
Arrange for on-site job coaching or assistive devices, such as specially equipped wheelchairs, to help clients adapt to work or school environments.
 
Confer with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals to develop and implement client rehabilitation programs.
 
Develop diagnostic procedures to determine clients' needs.
 
Participate in job development and placement programs, contacting prospective employers, placing clients in jobs, and evaluating the success of placements.
 
Collaborate with clients' families to implement rehabilitation plans such as behavioral, residential, social, and employment goals.
 
Collaborate with community agencies to establish facilities and programs for persons with disabilities.
 
Direct case service allocations, authorizing expenditures and payments.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Budgeting software Accounting software
 
Chart Links software Medical software
 
Client System Medical software
 
Client information database software Medical software
 
Data input software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Encryption software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Global positioning system GPS software Mobile location based services software
 
Microsoft ActiveSync Mobile operator specific application software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
 
Microsoft Mobile Explorer MME Internet browser software
 
Microsoft Office Mobile Office suite software
 
Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Netscape Navigator Internet browser software
 
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Test interpretation software Analytical or scientific software
 
Virus protection software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Voice recognition software Voice recognition software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
WebIS Pocket Informant Calendar and scheduling software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Word recognition software Voice recognition software
 
Alternative computer keyboards Keyboards
 
Alternative mouse options Computer mouse or trackballs
 
Calculators Calculators or accessories
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Fax Machines Facsimile machines
 
Global positioning system GPS devices Global positioning system receivers
 
Laser pointers Lasers
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors Liquid crystal display projector
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Photocopiers Photocopiers
 
Scanners Scanners
 
Smartphones Mobile phones
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Voice output communication aids Voice synthesizers for the physically challenged
 
Voice over internet protocol VoIP systems Digital Telephones
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Case Management Coordinator
Case Manager
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services
Counselor
Developmental Training Counselor
Direct Care Counselor
Director of Rehabilitation
Disability Counselor
Disability Program Navigator
Employment Case Manager
Employment Instructional Associate (EIA)
Employment Trainer
Group Counselor
Group Home Counselor
Homemaking Rehabilitation Consultant
Human Services Care Specialist
Job Developer
Job Placement Consultant
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Medical Social Worker
Placement Coordinator
Program Coordinator
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Psychotherapist
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)
Rehabilitation Counselor
Rehabilitation Engineer
Rehabilitation Specialist
Rehabilitation Technician
Residence Counselor
Service Coordinator
Supportive Employment Case Manager
Training Specialist
Transition Specialist
Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Case Manager
Vocational Counselor
Vocational Evaluator
Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VCR)
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Vocational Services Specialist
Work Counselor
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Social Services
Benchmark Title: Rehabilitation Counselors
 
 
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