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Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

The knowledge base of the Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Evaluation & Cost of Care Planning is divided into domains which reflect major areas of knowledge. These domains were constructed by examining the field & other similar professional designations.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Disability Management

Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

  1. Vocational Rehabilitation Theory & Practice
    • Foundational History of Profession
    • Models of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Value of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Legal Foundation, Expert Witness
  2. Aspects of Disabilities
    • Range of disabilities & Implications
    • Work related injuries/illness, Non-work related injuries/illnesses, Congenital disabilities, Physical disabilities, Psychological disabilities
    • Preventative Approaches, Trends in disabilities, Rise of psychological disabilities
  3. Vocational Interviewing & Counselling
    • Techniques & implications of vocational interviewing
    • What is important, How is trust built, What should be documented, How to elicit information
    • Understanding of vocational counselling techniques, End-goals, Client needs/goals, Working with difficult clients, Moving client forward, Cross-cultural/gender implications, Development of return to work plan
  4. Role of Assessment & Assessment Procedures in Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Assessments of clients and uses & implications
    • Types of assessment used, aptitude, interest, achievement, What various assessment tests are.
    • How to understand an assessment, Defining questions to be asked of assessor.
    • Transferable skills analysis, Using software programs for testing, Statistics, Standard deviation, Mean, Median, Mode
  5. Diversity & the Vocational Rehabilitation Professional
    • Understanding diversity of clients, Various diverse groups
    • Implications for the VR process
    • Understand how to identify own biases, Working with diverse groups, Using community/family resources, Implications of diversity on return to work
  6. Job Development and Placement
    • Understanding limitations/restrictions, Job demands, Hidden job market
    • Resume construction, Interview skills, Locating job placements, Job club, Job coaching, Co-worker model, Monitoring, Job development
  7. Case Management & Disability Management
    • Case management & disability management
    • Working with the medical community, insurance carriers, including compensation system, community resources, referrals, the rehabilitation process, rehabilitation professionals
    • Disability Management early intervention, working with management/labour groups, job accommodation, modification, work related restrictions/limitations, graduated return to work
  8. Professional Conduct & Ethical Practice
    • Ethical foundation, including Standards of Practice
    • Avoiding misconduct through jurisprudence, Determining ethical dilemmas, Understanding conflicting values, Examining possible decisions & short/long term implications, Aspirational codes of ethics, Legal responsibilities
    • Well-being, Burn out, Relaxation, Healthy life-style
  9. Communication & Record Keeping
    • Keeping accurate records, What should/should not be documented, Communication with other professionals
    • File & document security, Speaking to a group, Use of computer programs, Adult learning, Release of information
  10. Supervision of Provisional Registrant/VR Student
    • Active/Fulfilling CVRP Mentorship Agreement
  11. Volunteer Credits/Other Volunteer Credits
    • Serving as a Board or Committee Member
    • Volunteering of a VR Organization
  12. Development/Presentation of VR Education/Publications
    • Development of VR presentation for seminar/conference, In-service education/training
    • Authoring published peer reviewed article, Book Chapter &/or Book, Developing curriculum for VR course
    • Editorial reviewing of VR &/or rehabilitation counselling publication
    • Developing Federal/Provincial/State Legislation/Regulations
  13. Other Professional Development
    • Researching in VR &/or career/counselling/placement
    • Employment & Computer Training

VR DM Domains of Learning

Vocational Evaluation

Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

  1. Foundation of Vocational Evaluation
    • History of Rehabilitation & treatment of disability
    • Levels & Stages of Assessment
    • The role & scope of Vocational Evaluation, Specific types of assessments by collaborating Professionals
  2. Principles of Vocational Evaluation
    • Orientation to Vocational Evaluation, setting the stage to ensure best results
    • Worksite Evaluation, Critical Behavioral Observation
    • Community-Based Vocational Assessment (CBVA), The Congruence Dimension
    • Career Development Language & Theories
  3. Test/Tool Selection in Vocational Evaluation & Assessment
    • Orientation to Testing & Measurement
    • Use of Standardized Measurements
    • Types of Tests & Selection, Accommodation in Testing, Disabilities & Testing
    • Interpretation, Scoring, Reporting
  4. Transferable Skill Analysis & Employability Skills
    • Function & Applications of the TSA
    • Occupation Analysis, Methodologies, Understanding Variables
    • Preparation and Strategies, Tools & Software Programs
  5. Occupational Information
    • General Overview of Employment, Labour Market Research
    • Trends in Employment, Types of Jobs, Skills, Standards
    • Career Exploration, Classification, Occupational Resources
    • Policies and Benefit Options, Job Placement, Accommodations/Modifications
    • Types of Accommodations and Modifications, Techniques in Facilitation
  6. Ethics
    • VRAC Code of Ethics & CVRP Standards of Practice
    • Ethical Reporting, Ethical Decision Making
    • Informed Consent & Release of Data
  7. Disability
    • Types of Disabilities
    • Medical Aspects, Functional, Psychological, Pharmacology
    • Episodic Disabilities
    • Rights & Policies Regarding Disabilities, Impact of Disabilities Within the Workplace
    • Resources, Programs, Devices, Exceptionalities
  8. Communication
    • Case Management
    • Interviewing, Counselling, Mediation
    • Report Development, Presentation of Findings
    • Developing & Communicating Plans
  9. Supervision of Provisional Registrant/VE Student
    • Active/Fulfilling Mentorship Agreement
  10. Volunteer Credits/Other Volunteer Credits
    • Serving as a Board or Committee Member
    • Volunteering of a VE Organization
  11. Development/Presentation of VE Education/Publications
    • Development of VE presentation for seminar/conference, In-service education/training
    • Authoring published peer reviewed article, Book Chapter &/or Book, Developing curriculum for VE course
    • Editorial reviewing of VE &/or rehabilitation counselling publication
    • Developing Federal/Provincial/State Legislation/Regulations
  12. Other Professional Development
    • Researching in VE &/or career/counselling/placement
    • Employment & Computer Training

VE Core Competencies

Cost of Care

core Competencies/Domains of Learning

1. Life Care Planning Foundation & Methodology 
2. Ethics 
3. Spinal Cord Injuries 
4. Acquired Brain Injuries & Neurotrauma 
5. Burns 
6. Amputations 
7. Neonatal/Pediatric Disabling Conditions 
8. Mental Health Conditions & Trauma 
9. Sensory Impairments 
10. Other Disabling Conditions 
11. Legislation 
12. Loss of Valuable Services 

ICCCP Domains of Learning