Rehabilitation counsellor sample resume

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Danielle Swinburne

87 Jacaranda Ave
Camellia QLD 4332
Mobile: 0400 000 000
Email: [email protected]

Professional Profile

Dedicated rehabilitation counsellor with a background in human resources. Strong knowledge of workers’ compensation and OH&S and a passion for helping clients and employers achieve optimal solutions for rehabilitation, injury management and prevention and return to work.


Bachelor of Psychology
Charles Sturt University
Graduated: 2009


Diploma of Human Resources Management
OTEN/SEEK Learning
Completed: 2004

Employment History

January 2012 – Present
Rehabilitation Counsellor, Career Support Network
Brisbane, QLD


  • Provide counselling and support services to those who have suffered injury or illness and subsequent unemployment
  • Conduct initial assessments and ongoing case management
  • Develop return to work plans
  • Prepare detailed documentation and progress reports on each client
  • Liaise with other health professionals, employers and insurers, and advocate on clients’ behalf
  • Maintain a positive, encouraging and compassionate environment for clients


  • Helped to place 20 clients into permanent employment while providing counselling services and support
  • Have received consistently positive feedback on the quality of the service I provided, from both clients and employers
  • Have further developed my counselling abilities for this niche area and honed my report-writing, case management and advocacy skills
December 2009 – December 2011
Psychologist (Supervised Practice), Brisbane City Mission
Brisbane, QLD


  • Provided psychological services to support job seekers with complex non-vocational barriers
  • Delivered practical, knowledgeable and compassionate support and advice to a diverse, multicultural clientele
  • Managed a caseload of up to 12 clients at any one time


  • Applied my psychology training and background in human resources to develop effective counselling strategies for use in the employment sector
  • At the end of my 2 years of supervised practice, I achieved full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
December 2004 – March 2009
HR Officer, QI Systems
Brisbane, QLD


  • Provided HR advice to managers and staff on employment and work relations issues
  • Assisted with HR projects including remuneration review, recruitment, induction and training programs
  • Reviewed and updated HR policies
  • Analysed trends and data and prepared reports for management


  • Acted as project manager for the preparation of an induction manual for new staff
  • Identified inefficiencies in recruitment processes and costs, and reduced those costs and recruitment time by 20 per cent
  • Assisted in training and development of hundreds of staff throughout my period of employment

Skills and Strengths

  • High-level counselling and advocacy skills
  • Report writing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation, rehabilitation and OH&S legislation
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and AHPRA
  • Member of RCAA
  • Class C driver’s licence


Dave Thompson
Brisbane City Mission
T: (07) 8888 8888
E: [email protected]
Siobhan McCrae
HR Manager
QI Systems
T: (07) 6666 1111
E: [email protected]
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