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Careers 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 Services has 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 ...

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Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services

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Overview

Careers 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 Services has 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071641951
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 460 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Rehabilitation Services     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 People     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 Counseling     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 Work     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 Services     41
Vocational evaluator
Vocational rehabilitation counselor Career counselor
Supported employment coordinator
Mental retardation (MR) job coach
Additional sources of information
Mental Health Services     59
Psychiatric social worker
Mental health counselor
Substance abuse counselor
Psychologist
Medical Services     79
Psychiatrist
Psychiatric and mental health nurse
Prosthetist and orthotist
Medical social worker
Dietitian and nutritionist
Therapeutic Services     105
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
Art therapist Dance/movement therapist
Music therapist
Horticultural therapist
Recreation therapist
Speech-language pathologist and audiologist
Educational Services     135
School psychologist
School social worker
School counselor College student affairs professional
Special Services     149
Christian clergy and Jewish rabbinate
Probation officer/parole officer
Rehabilitation aides
Career Paths and Upward Mobility     157
Clinical careers
Administrative careers
Education: your key to advancement
Organizational cultures and their importance to your career development
International Humanitarian Work     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 Technology     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 Certification     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 Organizations     213
Canadian Professional Organizations     223
Websites of Interest     231
U.S. Universities and Colleges     235
Canadian Schools of Social Work     245

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