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Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

The knowledge base of the Vocational Rehabilitation and/or Vocational Evaluation profession is divided into domains which reflect major areas of knowledge. These domains were constructed by examining the field and other similar professional designations.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Management Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

  1. Vocational Rehabilitation Theory and Practice
    • Foundational History of Profession
    • Models of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Value of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Legal Foundation, Expert Witness
  2. Aspects of Disabilities
    • Range of disabilities and 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 and Counselling
    • Techniques and 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 and Assessment Procedures in Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Assessments of clients and uses and 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 and 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 and Disability Management
    • Case management and 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 and Ethical Practice
    • Ethical foundation, including Standards of Practice
    • Avoiding misconduct through jurisprudence, Determining ethical dilemmas, Understanding conflicting values, Examining possible decisions and short/long term implications, Aspirational codes of ethics, Legal responsibilities
    • Well-being, Burn out, Relaxation, Healthy life-style
  9. Communication and Record Keeping
    • Keeping accurate records, What should/should not be documented, Communication with other professionals
    • File and 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 and/or Book, Developing curriculum for VR course
    • Editorial reviewing of VR and/or rehabilitation counselling publication
    • Developing Federal/Provincial/State Legislation/Regulations
  13. Other Professional Development
    • Researching in VR and/or career/counselling/placement
    • Employment and Computer Training

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Vocational Evaluation Core Competencies/Domains of Learning

  1. Foundation of Vocational Evaluation
    • History of Rehabilitation and treatment of disability
    • Levels and Stages of Assessment
    • The role and 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 and Theories
  3. Test/Tool Selection in Vocational Evaluation and Assessment
    • Orientation to Testing and Measurement
    • Use of Standardized Measurements
    • Types of Tests and Selection, Accommodation in Testing, Disabilities and Testing
    • Interpretation, Scoring, Reporting
  4. Transferable Skill Analysis and Employability Skills
    • Function and Applications of the TSA
    • Occupation Analysis, Methodologies, Understanding Variables
    • Preparation and Strategies, Tools and 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
    • CVRP Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
    • Ethical Reporting, Ethical Decision Making
    • Informed Consent and Release of Data
  7. Disability
    • Types of Disabilities
    • Medical Aspects, Functional, Psychological, Pharmacology
    • Episodic Disabilities
    • Rights and 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 and 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 and/or Book, Developing curriculum for VE course
    • Editorial reviewing of VE and/or rehabilitation counselling publication
    • Developing Federal/Provincial/State Legislation/Regulations
  12. Other Professional Development
    • Researching in VE and/or career/counselling/placement
    • Employment and Computer Training

Click here for the VE Core Competencies