In the instance where an injured individual is unable or unlikely to return to their pre-injury employment, AXIS can conduct Vocational Assessments to identify suitable alternate vocational options.
Benefits of a Vocational Assessment
Provides an objective assessment of current vocational capacity based on the exploration of a worker’s career interests, aptitudes & skills.
Addresses potential barriers to re-employment.
Supports the practical & emotional needs of the worker through vocational counselling, realistic goal setting and enhanced awareness & insight of vocational landscape.
Identifies suitable employment options and realistic & available career pursuits.
Produces a comprehensive report that lists:
- 3-5 suitable employment options
- Transferable skills
- Barriers to return to work
- Summary & recommendations
This report can be used by Health Professionals for assessing the suitability of alternative employment when considering the individuals capacity.
What is involved?
This comprehensive assessment aims to identify & appraise an individual’s level of functioning in relation to vocational preparation & employment decision making. It incorporates medical, psychological, social, vocational, educational, cultural & economic data.
Assessment is conducted by a Psychologist & takes 2-3 hours.
Information is gathered which includes:
- Injury or illness history, current capacity for work & treatment requirements
- Employment history, transferrable skills & qualifications
- Interests & preferences
Standardised Psychological testing is administered to identify key areas of interest & relevant career pursuits.
The discussion is facilitated to identify realistic future vocational & training options.
A detailed labour market research & analysis on identified vocational options is conducted. This includes systematically reviewing advertised vacancies, liaising with potential employers & reviewing internet sites to identify training requirements, vacancy levels & demands of the positions.
Discussion & identification of job search preparation needs (resume writing, interview techniques).