Rehabilitation Case Management. An Empirical Investigation of Selected Rehabilitation Counselor Job Skills

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importance & difficulty & recommended mode of learning of job skills, rehabilitation counselors


Describes the results of a national survey that focused on the importance, difficulty of learning, and recommended learning modality of 30 rehabilitation counselor (RC) case management job skills. Ss were 492 certified rehabilitation counselors. Factor analysis of items relating to the extent to which each skill was a part of an RC's job yielded 6 factors: Working with Clients, Planning, Working with Others on Clients' Behalf, Making Judgments, Working with Professionals, and Synthesizing and Processing Information. Most of the 30 skills were rated as approximately equivalent in difficulty of learning. During service (i.e., on the job with supervision) was rated most often as the most preferred modality for learning these skills, and inservice (i.e., formal continuing education) was rated as least preferred. A list of the 30 items and 3 scales used in the case management survey is included.

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Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, v. 16, issue 2, p. 11-12.