Whether you are a new graduate considering a career in Vocational Rehabilitation or an existing professional in the field looking for a change, the variety of specialties available can feel over whelming. As a fast-growing, and ever-evolving field, new career pathways are continuously being created and new jobs are offered every day. We, at VRA Canada, understand that having so many options to choose from may leave you wondering, where do I start? To ensure you know what options are available to you and how to achieve them, VRA Canada has created a new online resource entitled “How to Become a VR”, illustrating all possible pathways that a budding or existing professional in the field ofVocational Rehabilitation might take throughout their professional journey.
The field of Vocational Rehabilitation is a highly diverse and wide-reaching profession with work available in many different facets of rehabilitation. Vocational Rehabilitation is so much more than finding people jobs, it encompasses all aspects of supporting and advocating for individuals experiencing disabling conditions in their journey to achieve or restore optimal vocational and life goals. Whether you are interested in supporting an individual’s return to work after injury, assisting with job search and placement, conducting evaluations and assessments, or planning for someone’s future, Vocational Rehabilitation has a pathway for you.
The various pathways to consider within Vocational Rehabilitation include but are not limited to:
· Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional with Transferable Skills Analysis (CVRPTSA)
· Certified Forensic Life Care Planner (CFLCP)
· International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE)
· Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE/ICVE)
· Return to Work Disability Manager (RTWDM)
· Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP)
Each pathway encompasses a different aspect of Vocational Rehabilitation and requires varying qualifications. However, there is one commonality that unites them: a passion for helping others and a desire to make a difference. If this sounds like you, then the field of Vocational Rehabilitation holds nothing but opportunity, and you can simply choose your pathway based on your background and task preference.
Using the new “How to Become a VR” online resource from VRA Canada, you can thoroughly review each professional pathway and make an informed decision regarding which one might be right for you. To further aid in your decision-making, each pathway listed includes a full description of what an applicant will need to obtain the certification as well as a direct link to the certification application on theCVRP website.
To discover which pathway within Vocational Rehabilitation will ignite your passions, please visit https://www.vracanada.com/become-a-vr today!