Vocational Rehabilitation is the process of enabling those disadvantaged by illness or disability to access, maintain or return to employment or useful occupation.
A Vocational Rehabilitation programme will involve detailed assessment of the individual’s abilities, capacity, goals and preferences in relation to occupation, as well as liaison with the employer.
For those in employment or with a specific job in mind, worksite assessment is used to evaluate the suitability of the job and the environment for the individual.
Vocational Rehabilitation involves observing the individual undertaking tasks associated with their job where it is safe and practicable to do so. Worksite assessment findings are integrated with the needs of the employer and their organisation to identify a Vocational Rehabilitation programme that aims to ensure productivity and satisfaction.