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Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies examines the economic, social and political forces that serve to marginalize people. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and through practical supervised field education. You’ll learn to design, deliver and evaluate community-based support services and how to form alliances that promote full participation in the community.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Client Assistance
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Collection
  • Defining Problems
  • Evaluation/Assessment
  • Flexibility
  • Generating/Developing Ideas
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Investigation
  • Leadership
  • Listening
  • Motivation of Groups
  • Observation
  • Organization/Planning
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Record Keeping
  • Relating Theory to Practice
  • Research and Presentation
  • Reviewing/Evaluating Goals
  • Self Evaluation and Correction
  • Summarization/ Clarification
  • Supervision
  • Teamwork/Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Written and Oral Communication

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Activity Therapist
  • Advocacy and Family Liaison
  • Assisted Living Worker
  • Behavioural Support Worker
  • Behavioural Therapist
  • Career Counsellor
  • Child Development Facilitator
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Children’s Mental Health Counsellor
  • Client Services Coordinator
  • Communications and Education Coordinator
  • Community Programs Planner
  • Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Correctional System Consultant
  • Disability Awareness Campaign Manager
  • Drug Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Early Childhood Diversity Strategist
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Elder Care Worker
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
  • Ergonomics and Safety Specialist
  • External Communications, Disability Resources
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Health Agency Director
  • Literacy Advocate
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Out of School Care Assistant
  • Outreach Consultant
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation
  • Patient Relations Representative
  • Policy Analyst
  • Private Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Program Director/Administrator
  • Psychiatric Nursing Assistant
  • Psychologist Assistant
  • Public Awareness Speaker
  • Public Education Coordinator
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Residential Support Worker
  • School Nurse/Psychologist/Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Special Education Teacher/Assistant
  • Special Needs Daycare Worker
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Therapy Aide
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • University/College Professor
  • Vocational Support Worker
  • Work Placement Coordinator
  • Youth Group Director

Potential Industries

  • Aboriginal Band Councils
  • Career Development
  • Community Agencies
  • Community Health Teams
  • Correctional Services &
  • Agencies
  • Counseling Agencies (Children, Youth, Family)
  • Crisis Centres
  • Employee Assistance
  • Programs
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration & Cross Cultural Services
  • International Social Work
  • Non-Profits & NGOs
  • Residential Settings
  • School Boards / Education
  • Shelters

Additional Resources

Did You Know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact
TRW 3rd Floor, Foothills Campus
T: 403.220.2970


Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020