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A Vocational Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s transferrable skills, qualifications and interests, to identify potential future employment and/or training options, whereby a physical or psychological injury (or redundancy) prevents the individual from returning to their previous employment.

Transferrable Skills Assessment

  • Review of injury history, current treatment, current functional and/or psychological capacity.
  • Review of previous employment and training history.
  • Review of skills, qualifications and accreditations.
  • Review of literacy, numeracy and computer skills.
  • Discussion and identification of realistic employment and training options / interests (an interest test may be completed if required, to help the worker to identify alternative work areas of interest).
  • Review of current level of job seeking ability / skills.
  • Review of psychosocial barriers and an analysis of the workers motivation with respect to a return to work within a new employment.
  • Consideration of internal redeployment roles may be considered within the current workplace (if available).

Labour Market Research

  • Identification and description of the requirements for a chosen vocational option.
  • Review of local available positions.

Job Preparation and Job Seeking

  • Preparing an individual to search for employment independently.
  • Assistance with job applications.
  • Ongoing monitoring of job seeking and vocational counselling as required.

Detailed Report and Communication

  • A phone call to the referrer on completion of a Vocational Assessment providing updates on the assessment findings and recommendations. The need for further assistance, such as Job Preparation Assistance, is also discussed.
  • A comprehensive written report detailing all of the above information and providing clear recommendations regarding future assistance and/or needs, submitted within 48 hours of the assessment.

Transferrable Skills Assessment

  • Review of injury history, current treatment, current functional and/or psychological capacity.
  • Review of previous employment and training history.
  • Review of skills, qualifications and accreditations.
  • Review of literacy, numeracy and computer skills.
  • Discussion and identification of realistic employment and training options / interests (an interest test may be completed if required, to help the worker to identify alternative work areas of interest).
  • Review of current level of job seeking ability / skills.
  • Review of psychosocial barriers and an analysis of the workers motivation with respect to a return to work within a new employment.
  • Consideration of internal redeployment roles may be considered within the current workplace (if available).

Plus +

  • Aptitude testing and analysis of results.

Labour Market Research

  • Identification and description of the requirements for a chosen vocational option.
  • Review of local available positions.

Plus +

  • Discussion and analysis of wage requirements.
  • Analysis of local training availability for identified vocational options.
  • Contact with employers and/or review of advertised positions to confirm suitability of options.

Job Preparation and Job Seeking

  • Preparing an individual to search for employment independently.
  • Assistance with job applications.
  • Ongoing monitoring of job seeking and vocational counselling as required.

Detailed Report and Communication

  • Phone call to referrer on completion of Vocational Assessment providing update on the assessment findings and recommendations. The need for further assistance, such as Job Preparation Assistance, is also discussed.
  • A comprehensive written report detailing all of the above information and providing clear recommendations regarding future assistance and/or needs, submitted within 48 hours of the assessment.

FAQs

  • When a worker is unable to return to their employer or role due to a physical or psychological injury or illness
  • When a worker is unable to return to their role due to an injury or illness, however the employer may have alternative roles within the workplace
  • When a worker is unable to return to their employer or role because of being made redundant (outplacement services)

The ultimate outcome of a Vocational Assessment is to identify suitable employment options and to set realistic vocational goals so that an injured employee can return to long term, meaningful and fulfilling employment in a timely manner.

KINNECT’s Vocational Assessments are completed by our experienced team of tertiary qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors and/or Occupational Therapists.

KINNECT’s Rehabilitation Counsellors have a minimum average of 5 years’ clinical experience, ensuring that you receive the highest quality Vocational Assessments and a return on your investment.

KINNECT’s Vocational Assessments can be conducted in one of our many offices across Australia, however if travel is restricted due to injury and/or access, KINNECT have the flexibility to travel to a location that is easily accessible for the worker.

  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Perth, WA
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Bunbury, WA
  • Gold Coast, QLD
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Gladstone, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Cairns, QLD
  • Rockhampton, QLD
  • Emerald, QLD
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Ipswich, QLD
  • Gympie, QLD
  • Bundaberg, QLD
  • Yeppoon, QLD
  • Innisfail, QLD
  • Charters Towers, QLD
  • Moranbah, QLD
  • Atherton, QLD
  • Toowoomba, QLD

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