Robert Baker, MS, CRC
Vocational Case Manager
Mr. Baker earned a Bachelors Degree from Le Moyne College and his Masters Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University. He also holds certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification in New York State. He is also a member of IARPPS, the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector.
Mr. Baker has worked as an insurance vocational rehabilitation counselor in the Upstate New York area for over ten years. He has worked for a local rehabilitation company (Empire Rehabilitation), a national rehabilitation company (Concentra) and has contracted with the New York State Insurance Fund as a Workers Compensation Case Manager/Vocational Consultant. He brings with him the unique blend of having worked as a carrier based rehabilitation coordinator and a rehabilitation provider.
Mr. Baker has also worked in the arena of drug and alcohol counseling and psychiatric care in two Syracuse area hospitals.
In addition to coordinating medical and vocational services, Mr. Baker has performed total industrial disability and vocational assessments. He is experienced in vocational placement, planning, transferable skills analysis, ergonomic evaluation and restructuring. He has also developed and helped implement modified duty programs for many businesses throughout New York State. He has been called as a vocational expert in various arenas.
Mr. Baker is an expert working with individuals receiving no-fault, compensation and long-term disability benefits.