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Isaac Wright
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic Vocational Counselor with a solid history of achievement in the rehabilitation and disability management field. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Counseling, research and communication.

Skills
  • Excellent Counselor: ability to achieve realistic goals with clients.
  • Enthusiastic researcher: documented outcomes with Early Intervention and Job Placement
  • Ingenuity: designed and implemented job placement tracking and scoring procedures
  • Knowledgeable: Up to date on current clinical knowledge in the fields of vocational counseling and disability management.
  • Passionate: in obtaining the best possible rehabilitation outcome for clients.
Experience
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 05/2000 to Present
Aegis Rehabilitation Consulting Services, Inc. Oak Forest, IL
  • Develop and implement strategies to assist the injured employee to get healthy, healed and back to work.
  • Developed comprehensive job placement protocols from Initial Evaluation, training and job placement. Also developed protocols for weekly client performance evaluations which includes graded score to measure competency and compliance with rehabilitation goals.
  • Successfully placed 80% of job placement referrals.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to address academic and professional audience.
  • Developed and maintained early intervention programs that dramatically reduced injury severity, medical costs, lost time from work and litigation. 
  • Assisted Large Construction contractor in Illinois in reducing worker's compensation costs by 90% and virtually eliminating lost time cases.
  • Produced white papers and outcome studies directed at understanding and reducing injuries and disabilities.
  • Work closely with disability management teams including doctors, nurses, HR managers, claims adjusters, attorneys and ancillary staff in providing clear return to work goals for injured employees.  
  • Conduct job analysis and medical consultation to match worker function with essential functions of job.
  • Extensive experience with the ADA, multi-state worker's compensation laws, FELA and general liability laws as they pertain to the rehabilitation and return to work of injured employees. 
  • Train and develop rehabilitation staff in assessing and implementing rehabilitation plans.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 03/2010 to 05/2015
Custom Case Management Batavia, IL

  • Interview clients to obtain information about employment history, educational background, and career goals, and to identify barriers to employment.
  • Provide the vocational rehabilitation component to growing and dynamic nurse case management company.
  • Work closely with Field Nurse Case Managers in determining the vocational and return to work goals of the injured employee.
  • Provide comprehensive vocational services from Interview, training and job placement.
  • Specialize in the rehabilitation of healthcare employees.
Vocational Rehabilitation counselor , 06/1996 to 01/2000
Northwestern Memorial/Healthsouth Back and Neck Institute Chicago, IL
  • Provided the vocational rehabilitation component to a Functional Restoration Program (FRP)
  • FRP is a comprehensive chronic pain and disability program that was developed by Thomas Mayer, M.D. in Dallas, TX. The team was comprised of MD, Nurse, PT, OT, Pain Psychologist and Vocational Counselor.
  • Strong knowledge of the chronic pain patient and the medial, psycho-social and economic impact of disability.
  • Provided weekly counseling to program participants and reported significant findings to entire team at weekly staff meetings.
  • Conducted tours of the facility and provided "lunch and learn" seminars to claims offices and local employers.
Vocational Counselor, 05/1992 to 09/1996
McGuiness and Minnich Aurora , IL
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of injured employees with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Conducted transferable skill analyses and produced individual rehabilitation plans.
  • Assisted injured employees with their rehabilitation goals with the emphasis on return to work.
  • Assisted in the medical management of injured and disabled employees.
Education
Master of Science: Rehabilitation Counseling , May 1994 University of Illinois - Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature , May 1989 Sonoma State University - Rohnert Park, CA
Community Service
  • Girls 12U softball manager for travel team 2013-Present
  • Girls 10U softball manager for in house recreation team, 2014-Present
  • Board Member Oak Forest Girls Softball, 2014-Present
  • Founding member of RISCA, Risk, Insurance and Strategic Claims mgmt Association
Certification, Licensure and Affiliations
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Disability Analyst (ABDA)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Illinois
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Wisconsin
  • Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts
  • Member, National Rehabilitation Association
  • Member, National Rehabilitation Counselors Association
  • Member, Rehabilitation Association of Job Placement and Development
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Previous Companies:

  • Aegis Rehabilitation Consulting Services
  • Inc
  • Custom Case Management

Previous Job Positions:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor

Schools:

  • University of Illinois
  • Sonoma State University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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