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Rehabilitation Counsellor

Rehabilitation Counsellors assist physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to reintegrate into work and the community.

Overview

Rehabilitation Counsellors assist physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to reintegrate into work and the community.

Day-to-day

  • conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups
  • assists people in the understanding and adjustment of attitudes, expectations and behaviour
  • presents alternative approaches and discusses potential for attitude and behavioural change
  • consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational and social needs
  • may work in a call centre.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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