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Vocational Consulting & Case Management

Vocational Evaluation / Employability Assessment

 A vocational evaluation includes records review, worker interview, testing (if indicated or requested), comprehensive work history, transferable skills analysis, and expert vocational opinion. 

Evaluations are provided for 
     * Long Term Disability 
     * Workers’ Compensation 
     * Veteran’s Disability -
                 - Assessment of individual unemployabiity
                 - Effective date of unemployabilty
                 - Expertise in traumatic brain injury (TBI)
     * Social Security  
                - Employability assessment 
                - Review of vocational evidence
     * Personal Injury
     * Product Liability

Vocational Expert Testimony

C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting is able to provide expert vocational opinion in the form of a comprehensive written report and/or live testimony. All vocational opinions are based on thorough evaluation and adhere to a rigorous standard of competence, objectivity, and professional ethics.



Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Case Management


* Promote optimum recovery and rehabilitation.
* Optimize the balance between quality services and cost control.
* Advocate for quality of care.
* Promote self-advocacy skills and independence.

Vocational Counseling and Evaluation


Vocational/Career Counseling


For those about to enter the labor market for the first time, seeking a job/career change, or returning to work after injury or illness, vocational counseling can provide the assistance you need to succeed. Services available include

* Extensive vocational assessment and vocational interview.
* Resume/cover letter development.
* Interview skills training. 
* Job-seeking skills training. 
* Vocational testing to identify strengths, weaknesses, and interests. 

You will receive a written plan that identifies your vocational/educational goals, vocational strengths and weaknesses (including how to ameliorate them), and strategies to enhance the likelihood of achieving a satisfying career. 


Vocational Testing


Vocational testing allows quick insight into the injured worker and overall enhances the rehabilitation counseling process. Testing provides additional information with regards to current vocational functioning, such as ability to concentrate and stay on task. 
Standardized, formal tests are administered by a qualified counselor, with the following tests available:

* Achievement 
* Aptitude 
* Intelligence 
* Interest 

Labor Market Surveys

* Assists job seekers in locating employment.
* Identifies existence of jobs in a specific labor market.
*Answers the question of whether or not jobs exist that are consistent with a workers' abilities.

Job Analysis, Job Placement and Job Development

Job Anaysis/ Placement

On site analysis:

* Identifies essential functions of a job, including physical and mental demands, aptitudes, academic requirements, environmental factors, and other unique traits of the job.
* Focus on returning the impaired worker to his or her job.
* Determines if there is a match between an individual's capabilities and job requirements. 
* Determines compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Ticket To Work

C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting, PLLC is an Employment Network with the Social Security Administration who administers the Ticket To Work Program in Partnership with the North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.  
 
The Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.  The Ticket to Work Program is a good fit for people who want to improve the earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term success in the workplace. Ticket to Work offers beneficiaries with disabilities access to meaningful employment with the assistance of Ticket to Work employment service providers called employment networks.
 
C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting can help an injured employee return to work after a difficult or long medical leave or when their injury prevents them from performing their original position. As your forensic rehabilitation consultant, I will assess an injured worker’s vocational, physical and cognitive abilities to determine their potential for a new position.     ​

Schedule your initial appointment today!!!