Why did you choose this profession?
I chose the counseling profession because I feel compelled to help others. I enjoy helping others work through their issues and lead a more fulfilling life.
What do you enjoy about being a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?
I most enjoy seeing a client succeed in fulfilling their goals after working so hard to reach them.
What areas do you dislike about being a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?
I dislike most the fact that I cannot break through to every client. Knowing that there are still others out there that need assistance, but are not willing to take the necessary steps to obtain it.
What special skills does it take to be a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?
I am new the job market. I recently completed graduate school for my masters degree. With that being said, I have empathy for clients. I know how difficult it can be to interview and obtain employment. The job market can be difficult to navigate at times. I have the knowledge and skill base to help clients utilize the tools and resources available to them to make themselves more marketable to the work force.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
The most challenging part of my job is finding the balance between helping my clients obtain their dream job and remaining realistic with their knowledge and skill set.
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
In the past, I have worked from 8:00 a. M. To 5:00 p. M., Monday through Friday. However, I have had some part time jobs in which I worked varying hours. I am able to adjust my working hours to the need of the company.
What are some of the benefits you are custom to as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?
I am custom to full health, dental, and vision benefits as well as retirement. I would like to have the same in this position.
What are some of your most memorable experiences as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?
I do not have any yet. However, my most memorable moment in counseling is with a former client. Watching how his face lit up when he realized his purpose in life and make a turn for the better was the best feeling.
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
I wish I new more about the job market in counseling. It can be difficult to obtain a position with no experience, but with out being employed as a counselor, it is difficult to gain the necessary experience.