2017 Rehabilitation Counselors
Median Pay: US$34,390
Entry Level: Master's degree
Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional disabilities live independently. They work with clients to overcome or manage the personal, social, or psychological effects of disabilities on employment or independent living.

Rehabilitation counselors typically do the following:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to help clients adjust to their disability
  • Evaluate clients' abilities, interests, experiences, skills, health, and education
  • Develop a treatment plan for clients in consultation with other professionals, such as doctors, therapists, and psychologists
  • Arrange for clients to obtain services, such as medical care or career training
  • Help employers understand the needs and abilities of people with disabilities, as well as laws and resources that affect people with disabilities
  • Help clients develop their strengths and adjust to their limitations
  • Locate resources, such as wheelchairs or computer programs, that help clients live and work more independently
  • Maintain client records and monitor clients' progress, adjusting the rehabilitation or treatment plan as necessary
  • Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to live in a community and work in the job of their choice

Rehabilitation counselors help people with disabilities at various stages in their lives. Some work with students to develop strategies to live with their disability and move from school to work. Others help veterans cope with the mental or physical effects of their military service. Still others help elderly people adapt to disabilities developed later in life from illness or injury. Some may provide expert testimony or assessments during personal injury or workers' compensation cases.

Some rehabilitation counselors deal specifically with employment issues. These counselors, sometimes called vocational rehabilitation counselors, typically work with older students and adults.

Rehabilitation counselors who work in private practice must spend time marketing their practice to prospective clients and working with insurance companies and clients to get paid for their services.

Residence Counselor - Children's Residence (full time)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ResponsibilitiesSupervise, engage and support adolescent consumers in a residential setting. Responsible to ensure medication monitoring and education, progress on Master Treatment Plan, personal care skill development, age appropriate group, leisure and recreational activities. To be able to...
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Mental Health Intern/ Trainee

Type: Internship
Job BriefCome join our team as a Mental Health Intern in our San Leandro officeNamed one of the best places to work in California!We are committed to providing a challenging, career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to make a difference in the lives of young people and...
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RN - Behavioral

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewThe Adolescent Dual Diagnosis program is a unique 20 bed inpatient hospital program that offers services to teens who are experiencing mental health and chemical dependency challenges. Members of the interdisciplinary team include Medical Doctors, RNs, Family Therapists, Rehabilitation...
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Residence Counselor

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Supervise, engage and support adult consumers in a residential setting (transitional, crisis, and/or supported housing). Provide direct care, assisting clients with all activities of daily living, as needed using direction, modeling, and prompting. Provide education (appropriate to client),...
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Childern's Play Therapists; LADC or LADC under supervision

Type: Internship
CREOKS Behavioral Health is accepting resumes for:Children's Play Therapists to see clients at the Headstarts in Mayes County and in Wagoner CountyLADC or LADC under supervision for Sapulpa and Tulsa ClinicsCREOKS continually builds our team of professional, certified, and licensed individuals...
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