Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Our Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Values
Scope of Practice Statement
Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process. The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions. The specific techniques and modalities utilized within this rehabilitation counseling process may include, but are not limited to:
- 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
Many workers are injured at work, however if a worker is injured in 2004 or later, there is no longerany entitelment to the vocational rehavilitation benifit. A new system applies and this is called the Supplemental Job Displacement Benifit. As a result, within ten days of the last payment of temporary disability your employer must send you a notice of your job displacement benifit rights by certified mail.
Job Displacement Benifits is available only to injured work of whom have been injured on or after January 1, 2014. The injured worker must have sustained a perminate partial disability and do not return to work for the at injury employer within 60 days after the termination of temporary disability. Futhermore an injured worker does not qualify for suppemental job displacement if either of the following conditions exsist. If within 30 days of the termination of temporary disability benifit payments, the employer offers and the employees fials to accept modified work that accompdates the employees work restrictions and the last at least 12 months. If within 30 days of the termination of the temporary disability payments, the employer offers, and the employee fails to properly accept alternative work that meets the following conditions. 1) The employeee has the ability to perfm the essential functions of the job provided. 2) The job provided is a regualr position lasting at least 12 months. 3) The job provided offeres wages and compensation that are within 15% of those paid to the employee at the time of the injury. 4) The job is located within reasonable distance of the emplyee's residence at the time of injury.
A vocational rehabilitation counselors job includes the following elements:
Your benifit consist of a nontransferable voucher for education-related retaintin or skill enhancement, or both, at state approved or accredited schools. The voucher may be used to pay for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses required by the school. The voucher can also be utilized for hiring a vocational retrining counselor or to pay for work counseling. It is highly recomneded that you utlitze a vocational rehabilitation counselor to assist in your process. Your counseling services are covered by your voucher. IF you do not have a voucher and wish to pay another way the fee's are listed.