ERIC Number: ED412469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Resource Book.
Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The mission of the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) rehabilitation program is to assist injured workers, covered by Federal Employees' Compensation Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, to return to gainful employment through vocational rehabilitation services. Information that certified counselors who work with OWCP workers need in order to adhere to federal guidelines is provided here. The text focuses on the roles and responsibilities of all participants in the OWCP rehabilitation process, including the roles and responsibilities of the participants. It details the program's characteristics, the steps to be taken in serving OWCP clients, and the time frames for each step. Some of the particulars that are addressed in the vocational rehabilitation process include case referrals, placement with the previous employer, plan development and training plans, placement with a new employer, assisted reemployment, self-employment, medical rehabilitation, and interruption of services and case closure. Samples of the numerous vocational rehabilitation forms are provided, as are examples of rehabilitation reports and rehabilitation bills and billing. Specifics on contractual requirements are also provided, such as principles of ethical conduct, termination procedures, counselor evaluation criteria, and rehabilitation program requirements. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.