Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant.
Western Rehabilitation Specialists Inc (WRS) is looking for a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant. Our mission is to provide service to our customers with integrity, fairness and accountability. WRS has been providing vocational rehabilitation services since 1989.
Position: Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
Status: Contract (competitive hourly rate)
Location: Central and Southern Alberta
Assess vocational potential of clients by completing in-depth personal interviews, evaluation of client's medical condition, work experience, and education.
Working collaboratively to provide support to clients by assisting with the coordination of services to facilitate the individual’s rehabilitation and/or return to work plan; may include interviews with the client’s physician or other health care professionals
Assist clients in preparation for work including resume writing, job search techniques, interview preparation, and job placement assistance. Coach clients in order to facilitate change and initiate goal activation interventions.
Analyze transferable skills with relation to current labour trends and conduct Labour Market Surveys to document this.
Prepare objective comprehensive reports and rehabilitation plans within timelines; correspond or confer with referring parties in a timely and professional manner, providing expert opinion as to client's employment potential, and/or barriers to employment.
QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE:
Degree in the field of rehabilitation, social sciences, kinesiology or health care profession in a related area. Appropriate licensing, designations or eligibility such as CCRC, RRP, CVRP or equivalent. Membership in a professional association is required. A combination of education, experience along with appropriate designation will be considered. Will provide training to a suitable candidate.
Knowledge of medical terminology, disabling conditions, and therapies such as work conditioning, physical therapy and/or drug therapies.
Knowledge of procedures and resources for assessing transferable skills, completing labour market surveys, and community resources for providing vocational rehabilitation services.
Above average assessment, analytical and communication skills (oral and written); ability to relay or explain complex issues. Skills in facilitation, coaching, negotiation, and conflict resolution are required. Superior research skills and computer skills are required. Strong attention to detail.
Security clearance is required (recent within three months). Adherence to ethics and standards of practice.
Travel: a valid driver’s license, personal vehicle with supplemental business insurance coverage is required. Mileage is compensated for work travel. As this is a contract position, equipment required will include a computer, printer/scanner, locked file cabinet and work from a home based office. Proof of liability insurance in the amount of $2 million is required.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Cheryl Verbeek at email@example.com
Closing Date: When a suitable candidate is selected
We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.