Vocational Assessment

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Vocational Assessments analyse an individual’s capacity to perform physical and/or psychological tasks in tandem with their unique experience, training, and education to determine suitable job options. The assessment can range from a brief vocational screening through to detailed assessment and vocational counselling. 

Our qualified Psychologists and Rehabilitation Counsellors perform these assessments as they are highly skilled in determining vocational potentials and suitable working environments. Our  assessment includes: 

• an analysis of the individual’s work history;
• suitable vocational options relevant to an obtainable labour market openings; and
• recommended strategies to achieve vocational goals.

When is a Vocational Assessment needed?

  • If an individual is unable to do their job due to their reported limitations
  • If an individual’s condition restricts them from being able to sustain their existing employment
  • If an individual is having difficulty in being able to find their next employment opportunity

The outcome of the assessment is a detailed labour market analysis that clearly outlines the vocational directions for an individual and provides them with the optimal chance of sustaining or returning to gainful employment. Any recommendations made in an assessment aim to increase a person’s employment opportunities and should be considered for inclusion in the rehabilitation program, such as:

• Consolidation of transferable skills;
• Benefit of providing training to gain accreditation or required competencies;
• Work trial options to promote work experience and on the job training; and
• Information on the labour market and access to available support mechanisms (if relevant).

What are the benefits of a Vocational Assessment? 

  • Help injured workers and their healthcare providers develop a rehabilitation plan that considers the worker’s abilities, limitations and vocational goals;
  • Assist in determining when and how an injured workers can safely return to work;
  • Help identify suitable job tasks and accommodations that can facilitate a successful return to work;
  • Identify transferable skills and alternative career options that align with the worker’s abilities and interests; 
  • Evaluate an injured worker’s functional capacity and determine their ability to perform specific job tasks;
  • Inform vocational rehabilitation programs aimed at retraining or retooling the worker for new employment opportunities; 
  • Support workforce participation and prevent long-term unemployment or disability dependency; 
  • Successful reintegration into the workforce. 

Where conducts a Vocational Assessment? 

Vocational Assessments are typically completed by tertiary qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors and/Psychologists or those with other appropriately recognised qualifications/experience.

Where can a Vocational Assessment be conducted? 

In one of our many offices across Australia, however, if travel is restricted due to injury and/or access, we have the flexibility to travel to a location that is easily accessible for the worker. In some instances, Vocational Assessments can be completed over the phone or via video conferencing platforms such as Skype or Zoom.

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