On the Job
Rehabilitation Counselors help people cope with personal, social, and work-related problems that result from illness, disease or accidents. They help people become more employable. They may coordinate activities for residential care facilities.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Arrange physical or mental health services for clients.
- Assist clients in handling details of daily life.
- Refer individuals to educational or work programs.
- Develop working relationships with others to facilitate program activities.
- Collaborate with other professionals to assess client needs or plan treatments.
- Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
- Maintain client records.
- Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress.
- Manage organizational or program finances.
- Evaluate characteristics of individuals to determine needs or eligibility.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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