Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor

Rehabilitation Counsellor

Minimum Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation

Not required

The tasks a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor is expected to perform include:

Counselling handicapped individuals to provide vocational rehabilitation services

Interviewing and evaluating handicapped applicants

Conferring with medical and professional personnel to determine type and degree of handicap, eligibility for service and feasibility of vocational rehabilitation

Accepting or recommending acceptance of suitable candidates

Determining suitable job or business consistent with applicant's desires, aptitudes and physical, mental and emotional limitations

Planning and arranging for applicant to study or train for job

Assisting applicant with personal adjustment through rehabilitation programme

Aiding applicant in obtaining medical and social services during training

Promoting and developing job openings and placing qualified applicant in employment

Specialising in type of disability, such as mental, hearing and visual impairment

Skilled in interviewing and assessing handicapped applicants

Skilled in determining the level of disability in an applicant and to proceed with the treatment according to that

Ability to motivate a physically disabled applicant and suggesting best career options for them

Knowledge of the job openings for disabled candidates and assisting them in apply for that job

Not applicable




Good communication skills





It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Organisations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everday. This may vary from organisation to organisation

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as mental stress, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Public Administration in India

Public administration is a system through which the government carries out its business of ruling and controlling effectively. This system has been created in order to maintain a civil society and to cater to the needs of the public. Any unelected public employee who deals directly with the general public can be said to be a public administrator. They perform a wide range of functions, including managing city budgets, developing policy and legislation, implementing policies, analysing data to determine and solve public needs, ensuring security, etc. Its functions come under the spheres of public wellbeing. Maintaining public administration is the first and foremost responsibility of any government.

Of late, public administration has been introduced in Academia. The aim of educating people in public administration is to train them in democratic values such as equality, justice, security, effectiveness, and order. It also prepares such human resources who can critically analyse and review public policies of the government. The modern competitive world has given rise to a huge a requirement of specialised, educated, Public Administrators because of the ongoing pressure of globalisation, information technology and terrorism. Public administration requires high level of diplomatic skills and thorough knowledge of public issues. There are a number of jobs and career prospects for a trained and motivated Public Administrator and thus, Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor have a promising career in India in future.

Rehabilitation centres


Cities and towns across India