Cherie SmithSince 2004, Cherie has demonstrated proven professional and ethical vocational rehabilitation counseling through working with individuals with disabilities providing assessment, case management and evaluation of return to work potential and options. Cherie also holds a leadership and supervisory role at Vocational Connections, helping with supervising and training new counselors.
Cherie’s professional skills and abilities include the following:
  • Exceptional capacity to multi-task: manage and expedite often competing priorities with ease.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; superior accuracy in gathering client history, charting, and other documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate outstanding relationships with physicians, employers and third party providers to provide top quality rehabilitation services.
  • Excellent skills in providing expedient and efficient vocational services, quality assessments and recommendations.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Effective as a team member in a counseling environment.
  • Experience in researching and developing On-the-Job opportunities with local employers as well as researching labor market information.
  • Provides Forensic vocational assessment services to assist in providing a professional opinion on possible job goals and the likelihood of success if not for barriers facing an individual
  • Provides strong contributions as key member of a quality assurance program designed to identify and evaluate an individual’s return to work potential, managing case referrals, and continuing communication to all parties involved.
Member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
Registered Counselor with Washington State since 2004
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2008
Vocational Technical Stakeholders Group (VTSG) 2016-present