Vocational Assessment

Certification in vocational rehabilitation, requires a minimum 800 hours of vocational work experience, coursework, and passing the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals certification and examination process.

Our Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional, adheres to the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals standards of practice to assist individuals to access, maintain or return to vocational activities, and to determine and facilitate access to any vocational rehabilitation and/or support services needed to achieve their desired goals. The practice of vocational rehabilitation is a best-practice, client-centered process and specialized service which provides assistance to persons with or at-risk of experiencing disabilities, impairments, limitations and/or barriers with respect to school and employment activities. In completing vocational evaluations and providing vocational rehabilitation, clients are assesses and advised on the occupational avenues available based on a variety of factors such as: work history and transferrable skills, education and certifications, interests, values, abilities, achievements, and medical restrictions and limitations, along with the labor market data for current or alternate, and future vocational directions. In addition, opinion on the suitability of occupations relative to an individual's medical difficulties - cognitive, physical, and psychosocial is provided. In exploring and determining appropriate employment options, medically necessary accommodations are identified for both a particular work setting as well as general employment.

 A vocational assessment will enable the following questions to be answered:
  • Pre/Post Injury Employment Trajectory
  • Pre/Post Injury Remunerative Status 
  • Earnings of Similar Workers
  • Capacity to Return to Same Job
  • Capacity of Return to Any Job
  • Transferable Skills and Supports Needed
  • Earnings if Alternate Job Identified
  • Barriers to Retraining for another Occupation
  • Accommodation or Job Modifications Needed
  • Identify and Quantify Loss of Competitive Employability 
  • Probability of Obtaining Job in Labour Market

Common work accommodations include:

  • Shortened work week to help manage symptoms
  • Lifting and carrying restrictions to prevent symptom flare-up
  • Other work restrictions to avoid provoking postures, e.g. low level work
  • Structuring the work day to alternate body positions throughout work day
  • Allowing time off for medical treatments
  • Ergonomic recommendations

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