CRCs:

Make disability work in the workplace
       Serve as a critical resource to employers
              Drive company ROI, efficiency, and credibility

Becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) opens a world of professional opportunities

Career

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow with the increase in the elderly population and with the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities.

Older adults are more likely than other age groups to become disabled or injured. Rehabilitation counselors will be needed to help the elderly learn to adapt to any new limitations and learn strategies to live independently.

In addition, there will be a continued need for rehabilitation counselors to work with veterans who were disabled during their military service. They will also be needed to work with other groups, such as people who have learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, or substance abuse problems.

"WE'RE THE ONLY PROFESSION ..."

“We’re the only profession that specifically addresses how to help individuals with disabilities fit into the workplace, and how to make a workplace more receptive to people with disabilities.”

 
– Ken Weber, CRC
Program Director of Compensated Work Therapy
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

Employers

With comprehensive knowledge, expert skill, and hands-on experience specific to disability, Certified Rehabilitation Counselors drive results for you and your company including:

 

  • Return on investment: Employers who embrace CRC certification are better positioned to create an environment that contributes to staff retention.
  • Improved efficiency and reduced risk: CRCs are required to adhere to the Code of Ethics, creating an environment of professionalism with better client outcomes.
  • Higher level of credibility for services: It is a vehicle for employers to differentiate themselves from the competition and demonstrate to clients they have attracted the most skilled and experienced RC professionals.
  • Maintenance of industry knowledge: CRCs are up to date on current trends and best practices, putting them on the leading edge of your organization.

FOR EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS WITH DISABILITIES

CRCs possess the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities. With a holistic approach that includes individualized job assessment, accommodations, and support, CRCs remove barriers to restore functionality, ensuring the most productive return to work.

CRCs and Disability – Driving Results for You and Your Company Important factors and dynamics on how CRCs make a difference by making disability work in the workplace.

Rehabilitation Counseling Scope of PracticeIdentifies the knowledge and skills required for effective rehabilitation counseling services and, therefore, the level of commitment an employer can expect from CRCs.

Locate a Certified Professional – CRC DirectoryFind CRCs in specific geographic locations and/or based on areas of specialization.