Initial Needs Assessment

An initial needs assessment allows companies in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and across Australia to evaluate the treatment and or rehabilitation needs of workers who have been involved in a work related or non work related injury, or who have experienced an illness causing work incapacity.

When there are physical, psychosocial, and or medical barriers adversely impacting a worker’s ability to return to work, KINNECT’s Initial Needs Assessment will provide the rehabilitation framework to guide the worker to a successful return to work.

Employers engaging KINNECT to conduct an Initial Needs Assessment will see a reduction in the cost of absenteeism due to sickness, litigation and insurance premiums in addition to increased workplace productivity and culture.

Rehabilitation and Return to Work coordinator training course

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Goal of an Initial Needs Assessment?

The goal of an initial needs assessment is to provide clear recommendations that will facilitate a return to work or return to activities of daily living following injury or illness.

What is the Cost of an Initial Needs Assessment?

An initial needs assessment typically takes between 3-4 hours and is charged at $185/hr.

Where does KINNECT conduct Initial Needs Assessments

KINNECT can provide Initial Needs Assessments in any of the following locations and suburbs within 2 hours.

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Perth

What is included in an Initial Needs Assessment?

  1. An objective report outlining an injured workers current functional capacity and recommendations regarding rehabilitation needs and/or return to work
  2. Objective and demonstrated capacity as well as the individuals subjective and reported capacity
  3. Outline of any inconsistencies in reported and demonstrated capacity
  4. Detailed plan on how to implement the recommendations