A Vocational Rehabilitation
Counselor can help individuals of work age with physical and/or
mental impairments or disabilities make a career decision in returning
back to meaningful employment. The counselor combines the client's
education, functional academic level, training, work history,
interests, skills, personal traits, vocational aptitude, and scores
from an administered aptitude and achievement test to formulate
a plan of action to meet the individual's retraining and/or vocational
placement needs. He also work with individuals to develop job
search skills and assist clients in locating and applying for
jobs. Our vocational specialist takes an active leadership role
in advocating for the rights of individuals with impairments/disabilities,
and promotes their abilities and accomplishments to employers
and the local community in order to have proper placement.
Employment potential is assessed by using a battery of aptitude
and achievement tests combined with an extensive evaluation of
the client’s current residual functional capacity. Comparison
is made of the individual’s employment potential to the
most current labor market data and was data. Individualized consideration
is given to the client's age, education, past employment, transferable
work skills, limitations, and potential employment positions are
explored with the client until a suitable match is found.
Wage Loss and Earning Capacity
The impact of disability upon an individual's future earning capacity
and work life expectancy is evaluated by comparing his current
employment potential to his previous employment using a labor
market survey and wage data. This analysis not only considers
the pre- and post-injury wage comparison but also addresses the
potential earn income based on their pre-injury potential, pre
and post educational plans, and employment longevity.
Forensic Expert Testimony
Based on the services previously mentioned and many years of courtroom
testimony in Administrative, Civil and Federal Court proceedings,
our vocational counselor has been successful in educating all
parties on the facts centered around each individual's quality
of life concerns, future medical needs, and employability. He
has been qualified as an expert witness in the field of vocational
assessments in a variety of court systems.
For further details about how our vocational rehabilitation
counselor may assist your needs, do not hesitate to call us.