Vocational rehabilitation

Description

The rehabilitation process of persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments or health disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or other useful occupation.

Alternative labels

occupational rehabilitation
vocational rehabilitation counselling
vocational rehabilitation services

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Vocational rehabilitation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Occupational therapist: Occupational therapists assist individuals or groups who have occupational limitations due to diseases, physical disorders, and temporary or permanent mental disabilities, in regaining their ability to perform daily activities. They provide treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to actively participate in society, to live their lives according to their wishes and to perform those activities that are meaningful to them.
Occupational therapy assistant: Occupational therapy assistants support occupational therapists by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. They work under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

 

Optional knowledge

Vocational rehabilitation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Vocational rehabilitation – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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