Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Give your future some positive therapy and enjoy a successful careerCareers that involve helping people are tremendously rewarding; they also offer diverse opportunities. In order to decide what job route is best for you, you need to begin with a clear plan: What will you specialize in? Do you need an advanced degree or certificate? How will you find the right position?Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Serviceshas the answers. Here, you'll discover all the information you need to find a satisfying and secure job doing what you love. Whether you want to work at a not-for-profit, become a physical therapist, or be a career counselor, this guide will help you: Clearly understand your various career options Key in on the specialty best suited for you--from psychology to social work to rehabilitation services Know what to expect when you start out Find the education and training you'll need to stay ahead of the competition Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects

Author Biography

Dr. Geraldine Garner is the president of Science and Technology Career Strategies. Previously, Garner was an associate professor and the associate dean of the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education Program at Northwestern University. She has taught career development at both Northwestern and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Rehabilitation Servicesp. 1
The history of rehabilitation services
Rehabilitation services today
Types of work performed
Work settings
Characteristics of people in rehabilitation services
Preparing for a career in rehabilitation services
Licensure and certification
Outlook and earnings
About this book
So You're Good with Peoplep. 11
The types of people you would serve best
Work settings that permit you to succeed
The skills you will need
How to pay for your education
Rehabilitation Counselingp. 21
The work of rehabilitation counselors
Where rehabilitation counselors work
How to qualify as a rehabilitation counselor What can you earn as a rehabilitation counselor?
Advancing in your career as a rehabilitation counselor
Additional sources of information
Social Workp. 31
The nature of the work
The work of social workers
Where social workers work
How to qualify to become a social worker What can you earn as a social worker?
Advancing in your career as a social worker
Additional sources of information
Employment Servicesp. 41
Vocational evaluator
Vocational rehabilitation counselor Career counselor
Supported employment coordinator
Mental retardation (MR) job coach
Additional sources of information
Mental Health Servicesp. 59
Psychiatric social worker
Mental health counselor
Substance abuse counselor
Medical Servicesp. 79
Psychiatric and mental health nurse
Prosthetist and orthotist
Medical social worker
Dietitian and nutritionist
Therapeutic Servicesp. 105
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
Art therapist Dance/movement therapist
Music therapist
Horticultural therapist
Recreation therapist
Speech-language pathologist and audiologist
Educational Servicesp. 135
School psychologist
School social worker
School counselor College student affairs professional
Special Servicesp. 149
Christian clergy and Jewish rabbinate
Probation officer/parole officer
Rehabilitation aides
Career Paths and Upward Mobilityp. 157
Clinical careers
Administrative careers
Education: your key to advancement
Organizational cultures and their importance to your career development
International Humanitarian Workp. 165
The focus is poverty
Skills most needed
The great divide Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
Poverty determines the priorities
Getting your foot in the door
Possible futures A final thought
The Impact of Legislation and Technologyp. 175
Legislative history and its impact on rehabilitation services The impact of technology on rehabilitation services professionals and the people they serve
How to read the tea leaves
Professional Licensure and Certificationp. 181
What is licensure?
What is certification?
Who needs certification and licensure?
Who provides it?
Counselor state licensure boards
Social worker state licensure boards Certification organizations
U.S. Professional Organizationsp. 213
Canadian Professional Organizationsp. 223
Websites of Interestp. 231
U.S. Universities and Collegesp. 235
Canadian Schools of Social Workp. 245
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