Last month we discuss briefly the concepts that injured workers have about vocational rehab as well as the processes that lead up to beginning vocational rehab and even the initial assessments that are usually involved. Today, I will discuss a bit about the process of working with a vocational counselor.
There are many misconceptions held by injured workers as to what exactly vocational rehabilitation is. Some believe that vocational rehab means that the employer will pay for them to attend college and get re-educated or to attend some type of trade school to acquire new skills. Some believe that vocational rehab means that they will have to search for and find a job.