Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
- Qualified Rehabilitation Professional

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counseling staff at the DOR assist people with disabilities to achieve independence through employment, which is one of the primary functions of the Department. Positions are available in locations statewide. In order to gain eligibility for employment, you must complete an online examination. The online examination is available 24/7. For more information on how to qualify, or to take the exam, please visit SVRC-QRP Exam.


The SVRC-QRP evaluates the vocational rehabilitation potential and eligibility of persons with physical and mental disabilities. The SVRC-QRP analyzes medical, psychological and vocational information in order to develop an individualized plan for each person being served. The goal is to help people find meaningful employment and thereby facilitate their inclusion in the mainstream of California life.

For the full legal description of this job, go to the SVRC-QRP Specifications page (RTF Format).


This is a professional position. The requirements for the SVRC-QRP include either a Masters or Doctoral degree in counseling or a closely related field, or a person may possess an active certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Students in the last academic year of this Masters or Doctoral program may also apply.

For the full description, go to the SVRC-QRP Specifications and read the section entitled Minimum Qualifications. These same Minimum Qualifications are also listed in the SVRC-QRP Classification Specifications (RTF Format).

For additional details on what types of Masters or Doctoral degrees are appropriate, go to "Masters Degrees in Closely Related Field" (RTF Format).