Steven L. Rockett, M. S., M. P. A., CRC
600-H Central Avenue, Ste 102 & 105
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-2740
Vocational rehabilitation professional with extensive skills in vocational rehabilitation administration, rehabilitation counseling, and vocational evaluation. Proficient in education and training in the field of vocational rehabilitation, with specialized skills as an adjunct professor for graduate course work at the university level as well as functional training for developing professionals and vocational rehabilitation counselors in the field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
|Ø Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability||Ø Vocational Testing|
|Ø Diminished Future Earning Capacity||Ø ADA and DFEH Laws|
|Ø Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling||Ø Disability Evaluation|
|Ø Labor Market Research||Ø Job Analysis|
|Ø Alternate Service Delivery Systems||Ø Training and Development|
2010 – Present: Independent Vocational Evaluator –Self-Employed
Review and interpret medical, psychiatric, and psychological testing, interview clients, administer vocational testing, and review and edit final evaluations. Services also include individual vocational rehabilitation consulting, development, and implementation. Forensic cases include Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Family Law, and Wrongful Termination.
2001 – 2008 Department of Rehabilitation – Riverside, CA
District Administrator–Rehabilitation Administrator II
Administrator for largest district in California, Inland Empire District: San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties. Supervised eight offices and 140 professional and clerical staff. Responsible for budget management, program development, contracts management, and administration of vocational rehabilitation services to qualified individuals with disabilities.
1979 – 2001 Department of Rehabilitation – Bakersfield & Fresno, CA
Responsible for administration of professional and administrative staff in Bakersfield and Fresno District. Supervised all professional case activities as services, coordinated in-service training for Rehabilitation Counselors and administrative staff. Maintained yearly budget and supervised business/accounting activities. Responsible for all personnel activities for professional and administrative staff.
1973-1979 Department of Rehabilitation, Oakland, Hayward, and Fremont, CA
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Responsible for provision of vocational rehabilitation services to qualified individuals with disabilities.
1972-1973 Employment Development Department Oakland, CA
Responsible for provision of job development and job placement services to unemployed job seekers registered with the California Employment Development Department. Established working relationships with local employers, provided job-seeking skills training to consumers, prepared résumés, and counseled consumers regarding job search activities. Coordinated services with other state agencies as appropriate.
2006 – 2010 California State University, San Bernardino, CA
Adjunct Professor Vocational Rehabilitation Master’s Degree Program
Prepared syllabi and instructed graduate students in graduate coursework in Vocational Rehabilitation. Supervised students in internship programs.
1984 – CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Bakersfield, CA Master of Public Administration
1972 – UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, Moscow, ID
Master of Science, Psychology
1970 – CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Hayward, CA Bachelor of Arts Psychology
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
1993—Present Certified Rehabilitation Counselor #00011293
1983 Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement in Public Administration Award
Rockett, S. L. & Stoneburner, R. C. (2016) Evidence-Based Vocational Evaluation Recommendations for the California Workers’ Compensation System. Official Journal of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals—The Rehabilitation Professional, 12 (1), 17-26.
“Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Altruistic Behavior in the White Rat,” University of Idaho, 1972, thesis.
“Effects of Noise and Intolerance of Ambiguity upon Attraction for Similar and Dissimilar Others,” Journal of Social Psychology, 1972, co-author.
Author of eleven newspaper columns on employment techniques while an employee at EDD in Oakland. Articles published by newspapers around the state.
Department of Rehabilitation:
- Superior Court once.
- Small Claims Court.
- Department Appeals Board.
- First Level Union Grievances.
- Dispute Resolution with Department Attorney.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & TRAINING DEVELOPED
Job Development and Placement for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
AGING—Continuing Education for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC approved), Marriage Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
- Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) CRC ID# 00011293
- National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
- International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
- IARP California Board of Directors Statewide Member-At-Large Effective
- Approved Vocational Return to Work Counselor (VRTWC)—California Department of Industrial Relations
- California Advocates for Long Term Care Medical Assistance (CALMA) former member.
- Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) Founding Member
- San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board Former Member
- Riverside County Workforce Development Board Former Member
Aikido Instructor (Sensei) at UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE since 2004. Rank of Yondan, 4th level black belt. Chief Instructor for EEK Fitness in Hemet, CA since 2011, a non-profit recreation service provider for young people with developmental disabilities.