Vocational Evaluations:

This is a comprehensive objective assessment utilizing standardized testing to identify a client’s aptitudes, interests, transferable skills and learning potential in conjunction with medically identified physical limitations. Realistic occupational options and recommendations are outlined.

Psychological-Vocational Evaluations:

This assessment is effective when a client presents with psychological barriers to employment. Implemented independently or combined with a vocational evaluation, this assessment can determine a client’s psychological fit to perform work related tasks or retrain in any capacity.

Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA)

This Analysis is a systematic exploration of a client’s work history, education, interests and hobbies, filtering out occupational characteristics due to medically supported impairments. The results identify occupational options that are, according to National Occupational Classification NOC criteria appropriate for consideration and further exploration.

Labour Market Surveys (LMS)

Through direct contact with employers in the client’s geographical region, this survey identifies the existence, accessibility and availability of employment for identified occupations. The Labour Market Survey substantiates the results of the Vocational, Psycho-vocational Evaluation and TSA reports.

Return to Work Planning

Our Specialists work in conjunction with the client, employers and medical professionals to develop realistic reintegration to a client’s own employment environment. Timely  involvement in return-to-work planning is essential in minimizing the impact of injury related costs, while assisting clients to perform work tasks safely and be productive during the recovery process.

Vocational Reconditioning Program (VRP)
– Work Trial Placements

This program is designed to assess and enhance a client’s functional and employment skills in preparation to reintegrate to the client’s own employment occupation, or transition into an alternate career.  The VRP is a structured, supportive program set within a productive real work environment. In exchange for assisting clients, the Host Employer gains the benefit of voluntary labour plus the opportunity to observe the work habits and skills and a potential future hire, if the claimant is transitioning into an alternate career. Clients continue to receive income replacement benefits for the duration of the program. Insurance coverage is available to remove any liability from the Host Employer.

Job Coaching

A qualified Job Coach is available to attend the paid or non paid work placement to observe and monitor task performance and reinforce the appropriate use of functional and cognitive strategies (body mechanics, pacing, and memory techniques) to assist with the client’s successful reintegration or career transition.

Job Search Support

Clients who are required to transition into an alternate career will engage with a Vocational Specialist to develop the essential skills of conducting an effective job search. This includes resume writing, labour market research, interview techniques.

Associated Services

Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) – is a systematic process to evaluate the components of all essential and non essential tasks of a job. A PDA can be used to determine return to work accommodations, training or orientation for new employees

Ergonomic Assessments – is the study of the interaction between the worker and the workspace. By analyzing factors such as physical workspace and design in conjunction with work style, resources and education can be provided to reduce the risk of further injury, facilitating a positive return to work.

Functional Ability Evaluation (FAE) – A valuable tool that objectively determines a client’s physical capacity to perform tasks. This can help to determine appropriate return to work programs.