SRC939 - Vocational Rehabilitation Strategies

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Subject Title
Vocational Rehabilitation Strategies

Subject Description
This subject examines the elements of vocational rehabilitation, focusing on the concepts of employment and career development, job exploration, career planning, job placement, and follow-up. Students learn about the importance of consultation with employers regarding marketing, disability prevention and job accommodation.

Credit Status
Credit toward the Seneca Rehabilitation Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Discuss career development theories and how they impact career counselling;

2.Explain the vocational rehabilitation process;

3.Articulate the process of vocational planning, including conflict resolution and collaboration, in the development of individualized rehabilitation plans using case studies;

4.Describe and apply job exploration, job development and job placement strategies using case scenarios;

5.Explain disability management concepts and vocational consultation for employers;

6.Discuss workplace accommodation including assistive technologies and job restructuring;

7.Explain the purpose and process of Life Care Planning;

8.Demonstrate written communication skills to identify client needs and support course of action through case recording and documentation.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Students should consult the website information each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Online at

Topic Outline
Individualized Learning / Distance Learning:

    Employment and Career Development, Vocational Planning and Job Placement
    Vocational consultation for employers
    Life Care Plans

Mode of Instruction
Independent/Distance Learning:
This course will be delivered via the self-paced individualized learning method.  This may involve the use of a text, learner guide and consultation with your instructor either by telephone, e-mail, or mail.  Students will be responsible for completing all self-paced exercises outlined in the learner guide.  The time allotment for completion of the course is 20 weeks from the official start date.

Prescribed Texts
Hreceniuk, Tl. (2011). Vocation Rehabilitation Strategies Study Guide. Toronto, On: Seneca College.

Reference Material
APA citation

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.  Suggested timeline provided correspondence assignments must be handed in prior to the end date.  Late assignments may be subject to grade penalties.  A student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade.

Assignments are to be grammatically correct, and marks may be deducted for errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express their thoughts clearly in their written work.

All assignments must be cited.  Students are referred to the following web site for Seneca College library APA Style Guide for citation and Guide to Integrating Quotations (APA Style):

A student must obtain a passing grade (50% or higher) on the combined assignments and term work.  

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices or online at:  

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Indendent/Distance Learning/In-Class:

Assignment                30%
Midterm exam           30%
Final exam                40% 

Approved by: Lisa Somers