9.9.2 How to arrange a Work Trial

Arranging the work trial

The rehabilitation service provider is responsible for arranging and monitoring a work trial for the client.  This includes ensuring that the work trial is appropriate given the client's medical restrictions and the type of work that they will be undertaking, and negotiating the terms of the work trial, including liaison with the relevant union if necessary.

9.6.1 Tools used to conduct Functional Capacity Evaluations

Much of the following information has been provided by Dr Ev Innes, an occupational therapist. The intention is to provide some basic information for Rehabilitation Delegates about the types of FCEs, to help inform decisions about when conducting an FCE may be appropriate. It should be noted that most assessors within rehabilitation service provider organisations will only have access to a single tool.

9.12.1 Job placement preparation

An important part of the rehabilitation process is to prepare the client for the job search process.  This reflects the need to ensure all efforts are taken to address any barriers that a client may experience in securing meaningful and sustainable employment (see also 9.4 Managing vocational rehabilitation plans).  An assessment of a client's individual circumstances should inform any initial and further job-seeking activities to be undertaken over the course of their vocational rehabilitation plan.  These may include, but are not limited to: