The primary purpose of Vocational Rehabilitation is to enable each individual to reach his/her highest level of achievement, personally and vocationally. One of the mandates of the Vocational
Rehabilitation Counselor is the Return-to-Work of the client. How this is done, and the extent of the involvement and type of services required depends on the barriers to employment faced by the
client. Successful return-to-work transition planning may be linked to a good vocational assessment.
The role of the Vocational Expert (VE) is to provide professional evaluations and opinions in regard to any or all vocational aspects of a case. The Vocational Expert may provide expert opinions and/or testimony in relation to the following areas: