Where can CRCs work in the private sector? It's a question that crosses many newly certified rehabilitation counselors' minds. Dr. James McNeil, PhD, CRC, NCC spent a good portion of his career working for Lowe's, Prudential Financial, and Amazon before becoming an educator.
In this preview of the next episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, Dr. McNeil puts it plainly: "wherever people with disabilities are, that's where CRCs need to be." Tune in to the full episode next week for Dr. McNeil's insights into his time in the private sector and how CRCs can become "pioneers of the profession" to pave new career paths.
Pam Shlemon, Host: I would assume that you agree that CRCs need to be in the private sector more.
Dr. James McNeil: As a CRC, or as a rehab professional, we are specifically trained on the ADA; on disability discrimination and job accommodations; federal, state, and local laws. How to interact with individuals with disabilities. I don't know no other profession, not even in the medical field, where you spend so much time learning about disability etiquette and the proper ways to do things. And so I guess one thing that comes to mind is, as far as CRCs being in the private sector...I'll just put it like this: wherever people with disabilities are, that's where CRCs need to be.
Pam (voiceover): Hear more on the next episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, presented by CRCC.