1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2513-11 Rehabilitation Counsellor

Assists physically, mentally and socially disadvantaged people to re-integrate into work and the community.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • consults with clients to develop rehabilitation plans taking account of vocational, social, medical and psychological needs
  • assists clients with employment placement and matters relating to education and training, through negotiation with community agencies, employers, unions, education and training authorities, government representatives and insurance companies
  • provides information and advisory services to organisations assisting the disadvantaged
  • refers clients for medical examinations, psychological or psychiatric evaluation and vocational assessment
  • evaluates the effectiveness of resettlement and recommends further action

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