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Counselor/Case Manager Case Study NameInstitutionInstructorCourseDate Counselor/Case Manager Case StudyThis case study involves Jasmin De Los Reyes who is a 29-year-old Filipino who has been referred to a community-based organization due to some of the problems that she is facing in her family. Jasmin is having financial problems in supporting her family that was evicted from their apartment four months ago. Her husband is also suffering from meth addiction that has also greatly affected the family savings. Jasmin has also accepted using meth occasionally with her husband. Both Jasmin and her husband have lost their previous jobs leaving them with no financial resources to support their three children who are in school. Jasmin has developed a negative attitude towards her husband accusing him for failing to secure a job to help the family. Jasmin is looking for help as she once attempted suicide and still contemplates killing herself.Vocational Profile and Additional Information about Jasmin’s Personal, Social, Educational, and Vocational Background That May Be Helpful In Rehabilitation Planning For JasminA vocational profile is a tool that can be used to gather and document important information about a client. A counselor can use this information to develop effective solutions to address the client’s problems (Lusk & Veale, 2018). Based on the case study, Jasmin who is the client has a high school diploma and certificate from a vocational school having completed several community college courses. Jasmin previously worked in the health field before she became a certified nursing assistant (CNA) (Lusk & Veale, 2018). Jasmin and her husband are both addicted to meth and have lost their jobs leading to financial problems in the family. Jasmin has also developed a negative attitude towards her husband for failing to show an initiative to look for a job. This has also led to Jasmin to develop suicidal thoughts having attempted suicide once (Lusk & Veale, 2018). Since Jasmin is willing to make changes to benefit her and her children, this is a sign that Jasmin is willing to take effective measures to address her family situation (Lusk & Veale, 2018). As a CNA, Jasmin assisted in preparing food trays as well as feeding patients, helped the patients in some of the daily activities which include bathing, walking, and dressing. Jasmin was also responsible for measuring vital signs as well as administering medications to the patients (Lusk & Veale, 2018). As a CNA, Jasmin has also knowledge in customer and personal delivery of services, diagnosing and treating injuries, wounds, and illnesses. Other skills that Jasmin poses include the ability to understand medical and administrative language related to documenting daily activities for patients and the ability to develop innovative approaches to help people (Lusk & Veale, 2018).As The Rehabilitation Counselor, What Services Are Appropriate For Jasmin?A rehabilitation counselor is responsible for helping a client address the problems and issues affecting his/her life. In this case, Jasmin who is client is facing financial, frustration, and addiction problems (Kaya & Fong, 2017). Some of the services appropriate for Jasmin include helping Jasmin secure a job, as this is one of the factors contributing to the development of the financial problems within the family. This has resulted in the family being evicted from their apartment four months ago (Kaya & Fong, 2017). The family has also three children who are still in school and require financial support. The counselor also needs to determine the client’s abilities and skills that will enable the counselor to help the client in securing gainful employment (Kaya & Fong, 2017). The counselor may also need to help Jasmin in being independent in diverse ways where the client is able to live independently and develop a social interaction with other members of the family and society (Kaya & Fong, 2017). Jasmin has issues with her husband for failing to show initiative to look for a job which is a problem that the counselor needs to address. These problems have also led to Jasmin developing suicidal thoughts with the client trying to commit suicide at one time (Kaya & Fong, 2017). The counselor needs to offer counseling services to help the client in addressing these thoughts as the client still contemplates killing herself. Develop a Support System Most Beneficial For Ms. De Los Reyes and Her FamilyMs. De Los Reyes and her family need immediate attention and support to help the family address the problems affecting the family as well as prevent some of the negative effects associated with the problems (Leinonen, Solovieva, Husgafvel-Pursiainen, Laaksonen, & Viikari-Juntura, 2019). This will include family therapy that will involve Jasmin and her husband. This will help the couple in addressing and overcoming these problems. This is because the couple is facing similar problems that include the lack of a job and using meth with Jasmine having suicidal thoughts that need to be addressed (Leinonen et al., 2019). In vocational rehabilitation, it is important to provide the family with adequate resources as well as counseling which is done by skilled and experienced counselors to avoid the clients relapsing to some of the issues such as suicidal thoughts for Jasmin and meth addiction for her husband (Leinonen et al., 2019). What Factors Are Important in Developing a Vocational Objective with Jasmin, and How Will You Assist Her in Proceeding with a Vocational Rehabilitation PlanThere are different factors that are important in developing a vocational objective with Jasmin. These include the skills and abilities of the client that are used by the counselor in helping the client to secure employment (Herman, 2013). It is necessary to analyze the skills and abilities of the client in order to develop effective vocational objectives. These include the educational level and strengths as well as any other skills previously acquired by the client (Herman, 2013). Another factor that is important in developing a vocational objective with Jasmin is cognitive ability as well as any psychological issue that may impact the vocational objective. Psychological issues affecting the client may interfere with training or employment (Herman, 2013). A counselor can help the client in proceeding with a vocational rehabilitation plan by enhancing the client’s ability that can be achieved through retraining as well as addressing any psychological issues that may interfere with employment. It is important to address these underlying problems to prevent a reoccurrence of the problems that may negatively impact the client in different aspects (Herman, 2013). Possible Job Options for Ms. De Los ReyesBased on the vocational profile for Ms. De Los Reyes, there are different job options thet the client can be able to secure. Jasmin has a high school diploma and certificate from a vocational school having completed several community college courses (Denicolo & Reeves, 2013). Jasmin previously worked in the health field after which she became a certified nurse assistant (CNA) for two years. As a CNA, Jasmin has knowledge and skills that can help her in securing job opportunities in nursing homes and long-term care facilities (Denicolo & Reeves, 2013). This includes being a nursing aide, a nursing attendant, or a personal aide. This is due to the knowledge and experience acquired in working as a CNA for two years where Jasmin performed different responsibilities caring for patients. Due to the growth and development in the nursing sector as well as the nursing shortage, Jasmin is able take advantage of the available opportunities to secure a job in the nursing sector (Denicolo & Reeves, 2013). ReferencesDenicolo, P., & Reeves, J. (2013). Developing Transferable Skills: Enhancing Your Research and Employment Potential. London: SAGE Publications.Herman, J. W. (2013). Global criteria: The 12 core functions of the substance abuse counselor (6th ed.). Lincoln, NE: Parellels: Pathways to Change.Leinonen, T., Solovieva, S., Husgafvel-Pursiainen, K., Laaksonen, M., & Viikari-Juntura, E. (2019). Do individual and work-related factors differentiate work participation trajectories before and after vocational rehabilitation? PLoS ONE, 14(2), 1–19. Lusk, S. L., & Veale, F. R. B. (2018). Increasing Successful Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 49(1), 4–10.Kaya, C., & Fong, C. (2017). Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Outcomes for Working Age People with Depression and Other Mood Disorders. Journal of Rehabilitation, 83(3), 44–52.

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