Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling​
When a worker is injured on the job, the early intervention of vocational services can prove to be an invaluable asset in either returning a claimant to an appropriate modified duty position with the pre-injury employer, or by assisting the injured worker in locating and securing suitable future long-term employment.

Traditionally thought of only when a claimant has reached maximum medical improvement and issued permanent physical restrictions, oftentimes vocational case management services are appropriate for a claimant in the mid to late term recovery stages from their injury. For many, the introduction of short- or long-term retraining, such as obtaining a GED or Microsoft Office certifications, can assist in returning to current employers in appropriate modified duty positions, or, better prepare them to seek new employment when beginning the new job placement process.
What happens next:

  • Upon referral for vocational case management services, each file is thoroughly reviewed and a follow up consultation provided to the referring agency.
  • A member from our group then meets with the injured worker, and when appropriate, their legal representative, to obtain a
    • Vocational assessment, including an initial interview
    • Vocational aptitude
    • Interest evaluation
    • Transferrable Skills Analysis¬†
  • This information is utilized to develop a formal return-to-work plan.
  • We then work with the injured worker to execute this plan and successfully return to the workforce.