OUR SERVICES | Finding Work
Using a client-centred approach based on a biopsychosocial model, we empower you to own your vocational goal and provide you with the tools to achieve this.
We are current active members of the Sunshine Coast HR Network Group as coordinated by the University of the Sunshine Coast. This has been of significant benefit to our ability to source host employment positions for our clients as well as ensure we stay abreast with current trends in recruitment and employment. Our job seeking services are therefore current and realistic in the local labour market, ensuring we remain leaders in the field of re-deployment, particularly for our injured works returning to a different vocation.
Transferable Skills Analysis
A Transferable Skills Analysis is an assessment of a worker’s employment history to determine what other potential employment opportunities the worker may be suited to. A Transferable Skills Analysis is conducted if the worker’s previous position no longer exists in the local job market or the worker can no longer perform their past position (e.g. due to injury). Potential employment pathways are considered based on the skills, attributes and experience gained through the worker’s employment history that can be transferred into a new role.
A Vocational Assessment consists of in depth analysis of a worker’s transferable skills, education history, work experience, social situation, current functional status and interests. A report is generated in conjunction with a labour market analysis to provide realistic vocational options and goals for the injured worker who cannot return to their pre-injury position or workplace. Liaison with treating medical practitioners and/or treating health professionals is also undertaken to ensure the vocational options identified are supported by current functional status and long term prognosis of the worker.
Host Employment / Work Trials
Host employment/placement, or work training provides an opportunity to return to work at a different workplace. This is only considered if it’s been determined that the pre-injury employer does not have suitable duties available. If a worker has a capacity for work, and their old employer doesn’t have duties for the worker, there is a responsibility on the behalf of the insurer to find the worker alternate suitable duties.
Host programs are fully funded by the insuring body (e.g. WorkCover QLD/CTP schemes) and aid the worker in gaining practical experience and training in a new job. Host programs also aid in increasing the worker’s return to work physical fitness and allow the worker an opportunity to demonstrate to a potential employer the worker’s ability to do the job. There are also benefits for employers to Host a worker through a Host program. Find out more about our recent success stories…
Work Rehab consultant incorporate vocational counselling into the general case management of a RTW claim. Our health professionals are trained to liaise with the treating providers and employment consultants working collaboratively with the client to ensure a clear goal is identified and then clear strategies to achieve this. only through clear communication can vocational counselling be effective to the injured worker. At this juncture in their life they require assistance to identify a clear way forward.
Individual Job Seeking
Many injured workers sustain injuries that prevent them from returning to their pre-injury position or workplace which results in them seeking employment elsewhere. Often the worker is unable to identify work options and will require a Vocational Assessment or Transferable Skills Analysis to assist with determining clear vocational goals. Once a clear goal is established they may then require job seeking assistance. Our Employment Consultants are able to provide the most current and localized job seeking assistance available. With local provider knowledge they can assist the worker to seek for alternative employment as well as provide motivation, resumes, interview skills, links to local agencies and how to locate most jobs available in the labour market.
Resume & Interview Preparation
Work Rehab provides Resume and Interview Preparation support as part of our Employment Services. The aim of resume and interview preparation is to educate clients on resume compilation and construction, and tips on how to conduct themselves at an interview with a potential employer, including things what to ask and how to present themselves.
Resume assistance is aimed at building the worker’s resume to specifically detail the past work history and the worker’s achievements to match the individual selection criteria of the position being applied for. As the job market is competitive, we hope to aid in making our client’s stand out for job selection.<
Interview Preparation is aimed at aiding the worker in researching the workplace and job selection criteria; assisting with compiling information that can answer questions the Company interviewing might ask; and dressing and conducting themselves appropriately for the interview specific to workplace regulations.
Work Rehab is now able to assess your current qualifications and determine what is required for you to obtain you qualifications in a different or similar field. This can be a considerable time and cost saving exercise for you. This process is done immediately for all medically discharged officers to enable an empowering transition into civilian life.
Employment Transition Workshops
Work Rehab is an accredited rehabilitation provider. Our core business has been providing injury management services to injured workers and working with their treating providers to either keep them a t work or assist them with the transition to new work. More recently we have found that through the combination of health professionals managing the injury management process and employment consultants providing the vocational tools to gain new employment our success rates have increased exponentially. By providing group workshops to our clients we can work collaboratively to achieve vocational goals. Participants share their stories and encourage each other along their new vocational path.
1. Changing Lanes (3 hours) This workshop is designed for two groups of participants:
- Medically discharged service men and women seeking assistance with the transition to civilian life, and
- Injured workers who cannot return to their pre injury employment.
This workshop is all about change and the benefits we can bring to our post injury vocations. It explores who you are and where you can go from here.
2. Taking Control (3 hours) This workshop explores transferable skills and how you can make the most of your pre injury experience. It provides current labour market statistics and identifies where the realistic job options are for you. It identifies vocational needs and enables goal setting using a SMART goal method. It explores RPL and possible conversions. By the end of this workshop participants should have a fairly clear idea of what they need to do to achieve their vocational goals.
3. Making it happen (3 hours) This workshop provides the tools to make it happen:
- Looking for jobs—online, cold canvassing
- Resume development—owning your own resume
- Cover letter application – how to be heard
4. Getting there (3 hours) This workshop builds on the previous workshop and provides the final tools to secure sustainable alternative employment. It covers:
- Job application (using your resume)
- Job seeking and monitoring (organizational skills)
- Top tips for career transition
- Labour market
- Interview skills
- Injury disclosure
- Keeping the job