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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Objective:   Seek the Position of Rehabilitation Counselor

SUMMARY:   Top notch Rehabilitation Counselor with over eight years experience in providing vocational counseling for individuals with severe mental and physical disabilities and serious, handicapping vocational problems.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Deep knowledge of principles and objectives of vocational rehabilitation counseling.
  • Exceptional knowledge of commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards and requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of private and public programs serving the unemployed.
  • Profound knowledge of laws regulating employment and employer-employee relations.
  • In-depth knowledge of social and psychological problems of disabled persons.
  • Uncommon knowledge of the basics of psychology, sociology and economics in relationship to employment and counseling of the handicapped.
  • Complete knowledge of elements of mental illness and approved treatment methods.
  • Sound knowledge of basic medical and psychiatric conditions related to the rehabilitation process.
  • Remarkable knowledge of community organizations and resources including agencies involved in job placement, vocational rehabilitation and work training.
  • Deep knowledge of employment and labor market trends; principles and techniques of interviewing.
  • Exceptional ability to follow complex policies and administrative procedures.
  • Immense ability to interview and counsel vocationally handicapped individuals.
  • Sound ability to plan and direct rehabilitation services programs for clients.
  • In-depth ability to apply principles of rehabilitation counseling; analyze and interpret medical, social, psychological and educational data to develop an action plan based on that data.
Professional Experience

Rainbow County, Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN
2002 - Present

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II
  • Interview individuals referred for vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Evaluate work skills and capacities; assist clients in identifying vocational problems and formulating vocational plans.
  • Analyze information received from referring source, client and case history; develop a vocational diagnosis and rehabilitation plan.
  • Administer and arrange for administration of vocational aptitude and interest tests; interpret tests to clients.
  • Refer clients to Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop, schools, skill training centers, work experience assignments and other training programs.
  • Assist clients in finding work by counseling and teaching job seeking skills.
  • Solicit jobs from local employers; research data on labor market and local demand conditions.
  • Monitor progress of clients through conferences with teachers, supervisors, trainers, etc. Counsel and assist clients with personal adjustments during the rehabilitation process; measure progress and adjust program as needed.
  • Complete periodic summary reports to keep referring sources informed.
  • Train counselors in techniques of rehabilitation counseling.
  • Conduct handling of complex cases; consult on case management.
  • Maintain liaison with other agencies in the field of rehabilitation services; coordinate work and cooperate in programming.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Rainbow County, Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN
2000 - 2002

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I
  • Interviewed and evaluated handicapped applicants, and conferred with medical and professional personnel to determine type and degree of handicap, eligibility for service, and feasibility of vocational rehabilitation.
  • Accepted and recommended acceptance of suitable candidates.
  • Determined suitable job or business consistent with applicant's desires, aptitudes, and physical, mental, and emotional limitations.
  • Planned and arranged for applicant to study or train for job.
  • Assisted applicant with personal adjustment throughout rehabilitation program.
  • Aided applicant in obtaining medical and social services during training.
  • Promoted and developed job openings and placed qualified applicant in employment.

Rainbow County, Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN
1998 - 2000

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Intern
(under supervision)
  • Provided vocational rehabilitation services to disabled individuals in order to facilitate employment.
  • Evaluated patients' interests, qualifications, and limitations to develop employment objectives.
  • Performed a variety of tasks as assigned.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
University of New York (1998)




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