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  • Analyze the work function in special education
  • Searching for resources and services in the community
  • Communicating with clients and as part of a work team
  • Examine biopsychosocial adaptation issues
  • Collecting information about a person's behaviour
  • Develop development activities and clinical tools
  • Assessing the person's ability to support the living environment
  • Assisting a person in need of care
  • Associating approaches, objectives and intervention techniques with adaptation issues
  • Adopt professional conduct in accordance with the ethics of the profession
  • Establishing a helping relationship
  • Carry out adaptation and rehabilitation interventions with persons with an intellectual disability
  • Carry out interventions with young people with learning and language difficulties at school.
  • Carry out adaptation and rehabilitation interventions for people with physical and neurological disabilities and deficits
  • Leading client groups and work teams
  • Carry out interventions with seniors with loss of autonomy
  • Carry out adaptation and rehabilitation interventions for youth with adjustment difficulties
  • Protecting personal integrity
  • Analyze the relationships between social phenomena and adaptation problems.
  • To provide rehabilitation interventions for people with mental health and addiction problems.
  • Carry out interventions with people experiencing social exclusion and problems of violence.
  • Develop a response plan
  • Interact with clienteles belonging to different cultural and ethnic communities
  • Carry out interventions with people in the process of social or socio-professional reintegration
  • Intervening with people in crisis situations
  • Designing and executing an integrated intervention plan

Employment Prospects

Special Care Counsellors work in various sectors (public, communal and private) for over 50 years in Quebec.

Here are some of the settings they work in:

  • Residential and long-term care centers (CHSLD)
  • Early childhood centers (CPE);
  • Intellectual Disability Rehabilitation Centers (CRDI)
  • Physical Disability Rehabilitation Centers (CRDP)
  • Rehabilitation centers for people with substance abuse disorders
  • Health and Social Services Centers (CSSS)
  • Hospital centers
  • Youth centers
  • School boards (elementary schools, secondary schools, specialized schools and CEGEPs)
  • University Institutes in Mental Health
  • Community organizations
  • Intermediate Housing Resources (RI)
  • Social and socio-professional integration resources
  • Family-type resources (RTF)
  • Private practice

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  • Information pertaining to issues relating to the profession
  • Information in beginning and developing your private practice
  • Specific trainings, documents and reference tools
  • Access to related job offers

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