A rehabilitation counsellor helps people navigate everyday issues brought on by disability, injury, addiction and poor health. They often are brought in to help clients after major life events, such as major trauma or diagnosis, that cause large changes. These allied health professionals assist those in need in a variety of ways, including helping them seek out and take advantage of employment and education opportunities and adapting to new ways of living everyday life.
Rehabilitation counsellors often work not only with the client, but also others in his or her life, including friends, family members and potentially employers or educators. These counsellors are fully equipped with knowledge of helpful resources and know how to use these resources to develop and deliver a rehabilitation plan to clients. Rehabilitation counsellors can specialise in certain areas based on client demographics or issues faced by clients.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Rehabilitation Counsellor.