Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Our Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Values
- Facilitation of independence, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities in employment and the community.
- Belief in the dignity and worth of all people.
- Commitment to a sense of equal justice based on a model of accommodation to provide and equalize the opportunities to participate in all rights and privileges available to all people; and a commitment to supporting persons with disabilities in advocacy activities to achieve this status and empower themselves.
- Emphasis on the holistic nature of human function which is procedurally facilitated by the utilization of such techniques as:
- interdisciplinary teamwork;
- counseling to assist in maintaining a holistic perspective;
- a commitment to considering individuals within the context of their family systems and communities.
- Recognition of the importance of focusing on the assets of the person.
- Commitment to models of service delivery that emphasize integrated, comprehensive services which are mutually planned by the consumer and the rehabilitation counselor.
Scope of Practice Statement
- assessment and appraisal
- diagnosis and treatment planning
- career (vocational) counseling
- individual and group counseling treatment interventions focused on facilitating adjustments to the medical and psychosocial impact of disability
- case management, referral, and service coordination
- program evaluation and research
- interventions to remove environmental, employment, and attitudinal barriers
- consultation services among multiple parties and regulatory systems
- job analysis, job development, and placement services, including assistance with employment and job accommodations and provision of consultation about and access to rehabilitation technology.
Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit
- Discuss the plan for employment with the counselor and obtain counselors approval
- Attend all scheduled appointments with-the counselor.
- Begin services after the plan/services are approved.
- Cooperate in the plan by attending and participating fully in program activities.
- Provide progress/ grade reports to the counselor.
- Participate in the periodic progress reviews and evaluations.
- Tell the counselor of any problems that may delay progress, interfere with, or prevent completing the plan.
- Let the counselor know if changes are needed in the plan, and sign any amendment.
- Tell the counselor immediately if there is a change in address or telephone number
- Request cost services (books, tuition, bus pass) with sufficient advance notice for agency processing
- Promptly provide receipts if relevant
- Pay for a share of the cost of the plan, as appropriate and or required.
- Use comparable benefits/services available throughout programs, to the extent eligible for such benefits.
- For individuals participating in educational training program, take only required and agreed-upon classes, purchase used books when available, apply for financial aid each school year and promptly provide award/denial letter.
- If relevant, promptly return equipment and aids if no longer used as planned.
- Actively participate in job search, job placement and job retention activities.
- Advise the counselor when employment is secured
- Assessing the clients capabilities and limitations
- working with the client set goals for employment living
- Arranging the necessary training and therapy to meet those goals
- Facilitating job training and placement
- Assisting in the job application process
- providing mock interviews and other application training
- Serving as an advocate in cases of employment or workplace discrimination
- Helping people with disabilities find meaningful work services to increase their independence and social connections
- Provide information throughout the rehabilitation process.
- Explain and follow the department policies, guidelines and procedures.
- Be a partner in the vocational rehabilitation process.
- Provide counseling and guidance as needed.
- Help with completion of department forms, if needed.
- Assist individuals in making informed choices about goals, plans and services, if needed.
- Provide agreed upon services and items promptly.
- Review progress, using agreed upon schedule and criteria in the plan.
- If changes are needed, discuss them and provide an amendment for signature.
- Provide information in the rights and remedies, the Client Assistance Program (CAP) and how to contact CAP.
- Be involved in job placement and follow up activities.
Counseling Sessions Deposit
Counseling Session Deposit
Due to the high demand in services a one time non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your slot must be paid here or via telephone. The money is applied toward your session to cover testing and administrative cost. Any other cost may be covered by your insurance. Regardless if your insurance will be covering the session, ifthe deposit is not paid before the appointment a counselor will not be able to see you.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (1 hour)
Vocational RehabilitationCounseling Sessions
Conducted hourly at a $250 hour minimum. To assure effectiveness, we suggest booking a minimum of four sessions.
Counseling Session Deposit
Due to the high demand in services a one time non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your slot must be paid here or via telephone. Regardless if your insurance will be covering the session, if the deposit is not paid before the appointment a counselor will not be able to see you.