Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Interview Questions and Answers
1. What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
2. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
3. What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
4. Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you did not listen well to what someone had to say.
5. What made you choose a career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor?
The reason I chose rehabilitation counseling over other forms of counseling is because of the immediate benefits that employment offers to the overall quality of life.
6. What do you feel is the most important skill a vocational rehabilitation counselor should possess?
Practicing compassion and empathy with each consumer.
7. What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?
As a graduate student assistant I took a lot of initiative to learn as much as I possibly could during my one year internship with the Pasadena Office.
8. How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
9. Why are you the best vocational rehabilitation counselor for us?
I have experience working with DOR and its consumers and I have also been partially trained with the new AWARE system. I have more experience than others who have never worked for DOR but not so much that there I feel I have learned everything.
10. Why do you want a career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor?
I would like the opportunity to educate both consumers and potential employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.
I would like to start my career as a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor because I am confident that my skills I have acquired in my educational training and my internship have provided a knowledge base to provide effective services to persons with disabilities and within the career I can continue to assist each consumer in learning how to reduce barriers which have presented as barriers to their vocational goals and independent living.