A holistic and person-centred approach to assessing a person's ability
- 2 hr2 hours
- Price variesPrice varies
- Client's workplace or home
Occupational therapy recognizes the importance of work and engaging in productive activities to maintain and enhance health (Arbesman & Logsdon, 2011). OTMatters’ vocational assessments are completed by a CORU registered Occupational Therapist, who is committed to providing holistic care, with an emphasis on function and supporting clients to reach their potential within the workforce. A vocational assessment is an assessment used to highlight a person’s strengths and potential within the workplace. A vocational assessment addresses questions that arise when employment is put on hold as a result of an accident, injury or disability. Vocational assessments consider the following factors when making recommendations for returning to gainful employment: • Strengths & unique skillset • Previous education and work experience • Aptitude • Career interests • Personality • Current physical and mental health The Vocational Assessment can also include the following: A thorough assessment of the person’s abilities and limitations and the demands of their job is completed to help answer your specific questions: What job accommodations does the employee need in relation to his or her health condition, impairments, activity limitations and participations restrictions? Is it safe for the employee to return to work after this injury/illness? Is there a risk of re-injury as the job requires manual handling, walking etc. Is the employee capable of doing their previous job when they return to work? What type of ergonomics are recommended to enable the employee to carry out his roles & responsibilities safely? Following the assessment, recommendations will be outlined and a clear action developed to support the employee in the workplace, including recommendations to specifically address the concerns of the employer and employee. Recommendations may include temporary or permanent job accommodations, task modification, assistive technology, ergonomic solutions, cognitive strategies, practical coping strategies for the employee, gradual work re-entry. A comprehensive Occupational Therapy report will be provided outlining the assessment findings and recommendations.