ERIC Number: ED030768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Use of Support Personnel in Vocational Rehabilitation, A Training Guide. Report of the Committee on Effective Utilization of the Rehabilitation Counselor and Supporting Staff. Rehabilitation Service Series Number 69-13.
Lucas, Harry; Wolfe, Richard R.
This study investigates the use of specialized staff in less than a professional capacity to support the work of the rehabilitation counselor and the on-going relationship with a client. It specifically concerned the implications of using rehabilitation aides, definitions of the roles and functions of rehabilitation aides, qualification requirements and selection procedures, development of a training program, and examination of implication that the role of rehabilitation aide may have for future development in quality of the service program and for career patterns. Data were collected by questionnaire from 58 state agencies of vocational rehabilitation. Findings of the study indicate a number of advantages in the use of rehabilitation aides. For the client, the counselor who is relieved of routine activities can devote more time to problem solving. For the counselor, the opportunity to practice his unique skills will raise the level of professional functioning and increase efficiency. For the agency, the use of rehabilitation aides will allow them to serve clients in greater numbers and with greater ranges of problems. For the community, use of indigenous workers in greater numbers may increase agency-community understanding and rapport. (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institute on Rehabilitation Services PA; Rehabilitation Aides
Note: Institute on Rehabilitation Services, (6th, University Park, Pa., May 20-22, 1968).