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Debbie Civils

Vocational & Rehabilitation Consultant,
Debra G. Civils

Contact Details

Debra G. Civils
Birmingham, AL 35242
Work: (205) 991-2685

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Bio

I began my career in the rehabilitation field with Easter Seals as a Recreational Therapist in 1985. In 1991 I completed my Masters' degree in Rehabiliation Counseling and started working as an Employment Specialist with United Cerebral Palsy. I performed assessments, job development, job analysis,job modifications, job coaching, client and family counseling and support, as well as follow up services with program participants and employers.

I then worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor with DCH Regional Medical Center where I participated as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. I counseled with patients and their families, provided community resources and referrals as needed.

I entered the private rehabilitation sector in 1993 and have worked for several companies over the years including Continental Rehab Resources, Crawford & Co. and Intracorp. While employed with these various companies I provided job development, job analysis, labor market surveys, vocational evaluations, job placement and expert testimony with workers' compenation and LTD clients. I also perfomed medical and vocational case management services.

In 2003 I became an independent vocational and rehabilitation consultant. In my practice I provide vocational evaluations, disability ratings and expert testimony in workers' compensation and liability litigation. I am also a certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Department of Labor and provide job development, rehabilitation plan development, job analysis, job placement, counseling and guidance to injured workers. In 2011 I began serving as a Social Security VE.

Certifications

  • ABVE Vocational Expert - Diplomate
  • Certified Case Manager
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social Security Administration Vocational Expert

Education

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
M.A. in Education

Masters
Rehabilitation Counseling

Job History

Debra G. Civils,Vocational & Rehabilitation Consultant
Vocational and Rehabilitation Consultant