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What is workplace rehabilitation?

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Working in workplace rehabilitation (sometimes also called occupational rehabilitation) allows you to apply your allied health qualification in a case management role.

We don’t treat our clients. Rather we support them by managing their case as the central point of contact between themselves, their employers, insurers and their treaters.

In any one day, our consultants are out on the road, meeting clients and employers, undertaking assessments and empowering people to recover from injury or illness. You aren’t confined to a hospital ward or have to clock on or off each day.

You get to set your own day, so you can achieve the best client focused outcomes and meet your KPI’s in the most appropriate way for you.

Watch the following video from the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) to learn more about workplace rehabilitation and read our “Day in the Life” examples to find out what can happen on any given day in a consulting role with us. 

The Roles

Workplace Rehabilitation Consultant

This role is performed by Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.

These consultants assist injured / ill individuals return to work with their pre-injury employer. The role includes identification of suitable return to work duties via a worksite assessment, ensuring these are medically appropriate via liaison with treaters, and progressing the individuals’ return to work through regular reviews, communication and collaboration with key stakeholders. Consultants may also undertake ergonomic and activity of daily living assessments, and functional capacity evaluations. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

This role is performed by Rehabilitation Counsellors, Registered Psychologists and Provisional Psychologists

This role aims to return an injured / ill individual to work with a new employer. This is achieved through the identification of suitable employment options, and the delivery of tailored programs that assist individuals to develop independent job seeking skills via coaching and skills training. It may also involve supporting individuals to identify, apply, prepare and attend job interviews, and to successfully secure employment that is medically suitable and sustainable. 

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