Fall 2018 Conference

“Employment and Social Inclusion: The Impact and Role of Rehabilitation Counselors”

Call for Proposals Due July 15th
October 25-27, 2018| Washington, DC

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Spring 2019 Conference

Save the Date – Tuesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Membership Opens July 1, 2018 for the July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Year!

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The NCRE Journal: Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education

Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education is a quarterly journal designed to bridge the gap between researchers, educators, and service providers. Copies of this journal are made available to all members. Please feel free to look at our online library for current or past issues going back to 2006.  Not a member? Learn about membership here.

Watch Video Interviews from 8 CRCs Discussing the Career Benefits of Certification

On behalf of Commission On Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), we are pleased to announce the distribution of CRC Certification: It Makes a Difference. This new video features eight CRCs who discuss the value and benefits of certification and the impact it has made in their careers. This video follows the release of The Art of Rehabilitation Counseling, which has had over 10,000 views on the CRCC YouTube channel.

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NCRE Response – American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) on Educational Requirements

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NCRE President’s Message – Traditional Rehabilitation Counseling Programs and the CORE/CACREP Merger

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NCRE Response to CORE/CACREP Merger

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University of Pittsburgh – Assistant to Full Professor

Position Title: Assistant to Full Professor Organization: University of Pittsburgh Location: Pittsburgh, PA Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: Qualifications: We are seeking an individual with teaching and clinical expertise in rehabilitation and mental health counseling. Successful applicants will have an earned doctorate in counseling, rehabilitation psychology or a closely related field. Preference will be given to individuals who hold a license to practice professional counseling or psychology in Pennsylvania and who are NCC/CRC Certified/Eligible. The incumbent must possess clinical teaching excellence and be able to teach courses, supervise and mentor students at the graduate level, as well as to be a mentor for PhD students. Academic Rank: This position is Assistant to Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications. The position is outside the tenure stream. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Responsibilities: The incumbent is expected to support the departmental teaching program in such courses as Foundations of Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cognitive and Mental Health Disorders, Human Development Across Culture and the Lifespan, and Rehabilitation Psychology, as well as provide clinical service in the area of behavioral health and rehabilitation psychology. The incumbent is expected to develop an independent research program in behavioral health, rehabilitation and counseling and to teach and mentor students in the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program and the PhD Rehabilitation Science Program. The individual is expected to generate funding to support own research as well as graduate students. As part of the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is an affirmative action institution and welcomes applications from minorities, the handicapped and other...

Western Washington University – Instructor

Position Title: Instructor Organization: Western Washington University Location: Everett, WA Application Due Date: Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Open Until Filled Position Description: About the University: The Department of Health and Community Studies at Western Washington University invites applications from dynamic, collaborative individuals for a 9-month, non-tenure-track Instructor position in Rehabilitation Counseling beginning September 2018. We seek innovative educators who value student-centered and diverse community-based learning. Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings. About the Department: Housed within the Woodring College of Education, the MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Program currently employs two full-time tenured faculty and several non-tenure-track faculty. This current position will add a full-time non-tenure-track line within the program. There are approximately 40 students in the 2-year program. The Rehabilitation Counseling program is offered at an outreach site in Everett at the Everett University Center on the Everett Community College campus. For additional information about the program, visit: https://wce.wwu.edu/rc/. The program embraces diversity and encourages diverse applicants to apply. Committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community of learners, Woodring College of Education seeks leaders in their professions who have experience working in culturally diverse communities...

Portland State University – Assistant Professor of Practice

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Practice Organization: Portland State University Location: Portland, OR Application Due Date: Friday, June 1, 2018, Open Until Filled Position Description: The Counselor Education department is seeking to hire a .50 FTE (half-time) non-tenure-track Clinical Rehabilitation faculty member. We are most interested in candidates who can provide excellent instruction in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Applicants should have a record that shows promise of success in creative and engaged instruction, scholarship, and supervision. Responsibilities for Position: •Teach courses in the department’s CACREP curriculum. •Serve as an academic advisor to students in the Clinical Rehabilitation counseling program. •Participate in community outreach and partnerships. •Serve on University, Graduate School of Education, and Department committees as assigned. •Actively collaborate with core faculty on departmental administrative activities. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuation/renewal. Minimum qualifications:  •Earned Master’s Degree from a CORE/CACREP accredited program. •Experience/interest in teaching Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling courses. •Experience providing counseling supervision to rehabilitation counseling students. •Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or eligibility to become a CRC. •Successful completion of a criminal background check. Preferred qualifications:  •Earned Ph.D. from a CORE/CACREP accredited program. •Identification with and preparation as a rehabilitation counselor or disability-related field. •Experience providing mental health and/or career counseling to people with disabilities. •Ability to teach clinical rehabilitation courses such as Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling, Medical Aspects of Disability, Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, and/or Career Counseling. •Experience or capacity to develop/cultivate long-term relationships with various stakeholders, in particular, local, national/state governmental agencies (e.g., Rehabilitation Services Administration, National Institute on Disability, Oregon Board of Licenses Professional Counselors and Therapists, Oregon Office of Vocational...

University at Buffalo – Associate/Full Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Position Title: Associate/Full Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Organization: University at Buffalo Location: Buffalo, New York Application Due Date: Review of applications begins March 30, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Position Description: Associate/Full Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program University at Buffalo, State University of New York POSITION SUMMARY The Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology (CSEP) at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), University at Buffalo-SUNY (UB) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning in August, 2018. This position is open to a motivated faculty member who will contribute scholarship and leadership to our long-standing rehabilitation counseling master’s program. Applicants should have a record of scholarly publications consistent with rank at a research university, experience in administration of a rehabilitation program, CRC certification, and eligibility to serve as a core faculty within a CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling program. This tenure-track line requires teaching two courses per semester, student advisement and supervision, conducting a systematic program of research, and university and professional service. Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, three sample publications, and the contact information for three professional references. Review of applications begins March 30, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. CSEP houses faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarship and commitment to teaching excellence. The UB rehabilitation counseling master’s on-campus program was established in 1956 and a fully-online format was added in 2008. The rehabilitation counseling program is currently ranked #21 nationally in the Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (2015 U.S. News) and has been...

University of Wisconsin-Stout – Executive Director, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Position Title: Executive Director, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute Organization: University of Wisconsin-Stout Location: Menomonie, WI Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: The SVRI Executive Director is responsible to the Dean of the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHHS) to provide leadership, facilitation and coordination for a nationally recognized institute with multiple units to promote service, research and training excellence for the benefit of students, consumers, and rehabilitation professionals. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum / Required 1. Doctoral Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Disability Studies or a related field (Consideration will be given to candidates who are ABD, although doctorate must be completed within one year of the contract start date) 2. Seven (7) years of experience that includes a combination of the following: working with diverse populations including individuals with disabilities research and service in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, and/or disability studies business management, marketing, revenue generation, and financial management 3. A record of publicly and/or privately funded research projects Knowledge of and involvement in national rehabilitation issues, activities and initiatives 4. Ability to facilitate and promote relationships/partnerships with internal/external stakeholders 5. Demonstrated leadership in personnel management and development of staff skills Highly Desired 1. A record of scholarly research 2. History of successful dissemination of other scholarly activities 3. Holds CRC certification or is CRC eligible RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership 1. Provide high-performing organizational leadership in developing and implementing strategic plans, business and personnel management, and staff development. 2. Develop strategies to meet the vision and mission of SVRI and University of Wisconsin-Stout. 3. Establish and promote strong relationships with appointed officials at the...

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor Organization: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Location: Lubbock, TX Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is posting a call for applicants for an assistant/associate professor position in the Department of Clinical Counseling and Mental Health in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. TTUHSC is a public institution of higher learning with multiple campuses serving hundreds of miles of West Texas. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the university enjoys moderate weather, low cost of living, and a variety of cultural and civic activities. POSITION: An Assistant/Associate Professor position is available in the Department of Clinical Counseling and Mental Health in the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. This appointment is a tenure/non-tenure track, twelve-month, renewable, full time position. PROGRAM: The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a 60-credit, distance education program, which is accredited by CACREP. QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education or closely related field is desired. Candidates must either be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or be eligible for CRC certification within one year of hire. A record of professional or scholarly productivity is desirable. Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and/or a research and practice interest in psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation, adaptation to disability, or experience working in rural and underserved settings. LPC licensure in Texas or LPC eligible. DUTIES: Primary duty will be to teach graduate level courses and providing clinical supervision in a distance education program within the Department of Clinical Counseling and Mental Health. Other duties include advising students,...

Utah State University – Director of Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program and Tenure Track Open Rank Professor

Position Title: Director of Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program and Tenure Track Open Rank Professor Organization: Utah State University, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Location: Logan, Utah Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: The Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation is seeking outstanding candidates to fill an open rank (assistant, associate, or full) tenure track faculty position as the Director of Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program. The person who fills this position will direct the master’s and doctoral programs in Rehabilitation Counseling, teach courses in the programs, and conduct research related to rehabilitation counseling. Potential applicants from a Rehabilitation Counseling background are encouraged to apply. This position is a 9-month academic year position with the opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of funds. The committee will consider applications at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor Level. Responsibilities & Qualifications: Responsibilities include: 1. Directing and building master’s and doctoral programs in Rehabilitation Counseling. Collaborate with rehabilitation counseling faculty and the Department Head to continually build, refine, and implement excellent programs in Rehabilitation Counseling at the post-bachelor, master’s, and doctoral levels. 2. Developing an active line of research with publications in refereed journals. 3. Pursuing external funding in collaboration with other faculty, as appropriate. 4. Teaching on-campus and distance-based graduate (post-bachelor, master’s and doctoral) classes in the Rehabilitation Counseling Education program. 5. Advising and mentoring graduate students. Minimum Required Qualifications 1. Earned doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related field (e.g., psychology, counseling psychology). 2. Eligible for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and counseling related licensure in Utah (e.g., Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor). 3. Experience...

Auburn University – Assistant Professor-Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Position Title: Assistant Professor-Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Organization: Auburn University Location: Auburn University Application Due Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018, Open Until Filled Position Description: The Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling in the College of Education at Auburn University is seeking to fill an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling with clinical practice, teaching and supervision experience in Counselor Education. In addition to contributing to our Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program candidates will be expected to contribute to our programs in Counselor Education (Doctoral), Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling. These contributions require that candidates have experience in clinical practice courses (counseling/skills, practicum, and internship). Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively work with, supervise, and mentor counseling students. Area of research focus is open, but consideration will be given to candidates whose research focus integrates counseling, social justice, advocacy, multicultural counseling, and evidence-based practices. The candidate will be required to hold a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited institution (by the start date) and a Master’s degree from a CACREP accredited program in Clinical Rehabilitation or Rehabilitation Counseling. Minimum Qualifications  (1) Doctoral degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP accreditation program by August 16, 2018; (2) Master’s degree from a CACREP or CORE accredited program (desired -Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling); (3) Two years of clinical and supervision experience; (4) Evidence of counseling, supervision, teaching, and research experience; (5) Evidence of ability to engage in professional service, leadership, and advocacy; (6) Licensed or licensure eligible; (7) Certification eligible (CRC, NCC); (8) Demonstrated experience in college/university teaching, research...

University of Maine at Farmington – Assistant Professor

Job Announcement: University of Maine at Farmington Position Title: Assistant Professor Organization: University of Maine at Farmington Location: Farmington, Maine Application Due Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Open Until Filled Position Description: Position Title: Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services Department: Rehab Services & Special Ed – FSPED Bargaining Unit: AFUM Statement of Job: Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. The University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Services within the Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services. The institution encourages candidates who would qualify as an advanced assistant professor. The Division of Community Health Education, Recreation & Rehabilitation Services invites applicants for a colleague who shares our commitment to inclusive Rehabilitation Services Education. This is a tenure-track position with primary teaching responsibilities that include introductory and upper level courses in Rehabilitation Services education. Experience in substance abuse is beneficial. Supervision of students in field placements is also required. Teaching load, including supervision, is 12 credits per semester or the equivalent. Interest in research and scholarly contributions involving students is highly desired. Other responsibilities include advisement of students and campus and community service. In addition to working closely...

Penn State Berks – Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services Organization: Penn State Berks Location: Reading, PA Application Due Date: Open Until Filled Position Description: Penn State Berks, a college within the Pennsylvania State University located in Reading, PA, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS) beginning in August 2018. For information about Penn State Berks, please visit our website at www.bk.psu.edu. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Rehabilitation and Human Services undergraduate major, conducting a program of research, and service to the college and community. Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Counselor Education or a closely related field and a promising record of teaching, research, and clinical experience/supervision. Ph.D. must be completed before August 1, 2018. Possible areas of instruction include client assessment, counseling, group work, case management, community mental health, and children and families in RHS. Supervising internships will also be required. Familiarity with online/hybrid delivery of course content is desirable. Schedule may include evening classes. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with details on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. How to Apply: The review process will begin...