Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation services is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental, and addiction-based disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals through a variety of life activities. Rehabilitation professionals must be able to perform efficiently and effectively in diverse employment settings, such as: with individuals with disabilities who need assistance; with job development and placement specialists and other relevant human services professionals who help facilitate an individual’s rehabilitation program; and representatives from education, business and industry who can provide necessary training, work adjustment and job opportunities for the consumer. The rehabilitation professional works with people throughout the rehabilitation process and must be able to demonstrate accurate empathy with consumers. The rehabilitation professional must be knowledgeable and perform effectively and ethically as a multidisciplinary team member in planning and advocating for consumer services.
Rehabilitation Services can include a variety of different types of work within a variety of different types of rehabilitation settings with the primary goal being to assist individuals with physical, developmental, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and/or independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application the professional services provided. The rehabilitation process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self- advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions.
When students complete the undergraduate rehabilitation services program, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in diverse human services settings:
• state/federal vocational rehabilitation programs
• community rehabilitation centers
• community support/resource centers
• geriatric centers
• independent living centers
• community mental health centers
• programs serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• correctional facilities
• addiction/recovery centers
For a list of jobs for your rehabilitation services degree, click here