Vocational Rehab/Case Management is a counselling service employed to assist disabled persons in circumnavigation of medical challenges and employment barriers. VRA Canada defines voc rehab "as a highly sophisticated profession, grounded by a belief in the dignity and worth of all people and delivered by experts requiring unique multidisciplinary skills, experience, education and training who assist persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments and health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment, to a position in the community and/or to quality of life."
This service includes, but is not limited to: occupational option identification, resume preparation, identifying potential employers, electronic job search, interview skills, employment placement, contact/follow-up with employers, teaching job retention skills, etc. Return-to-work programs are structured, coordinated and monitored, while liaising with employers/supervisors and any other members of a multidisciplinary team.
Cost of Care/Life Care Plan is assessment of future cost for ongoing medical treatments, interventions, modifications, support care, and other resources. These may include therapeutic interventions, medications, prosthetics, home/vehicle modifications etc.
Loss of Valuable Services Assessment provides assessment of quantification for replacement of home services a person can no longer complete due to presenting injuries/illness and related disability. This can be completed as a component of the Cost of Care/Life Care Plan, or as a separate assessment.
Employability/Earning Capacity Assessment assesses a worker's capacity for sustained gainful employment and related capacity to earn income in view of injury/illness sustained and resulting disability. Includes assessment of projected earnings losses and assessment for retraining as a mitigating factor.
Employability Assessment measures a worker's capacity for sustained gainful employment within a competitive labour market. Includes client interview and TSA.
Benefits/Appeals Employability Assessment is offered specifically for benefit application denial appeals. These reports are intended to provide workers who have limited funds with professional documentation support for applying for Section B, LTD and/or CPP disability benefits, or for appealing when benefits are denied, or cut off.
Vocational Evaluation is objective testing of aptitude and academic achievement levels accompanied with survey of interest as a manner of identifying physically appropriate occupational options.
Transferable Skills Analysis TSA is an objective analysis of identifying transferable occupational options analyzed by work history, education and experience and functional limitations. Other occupational analyses can be completed when the work history analysis (TSA) fails to identify options.
TSA Critique provides the referring source with a Critique of a TSA that has been used to deny insurance benefits. These critiques examine the foundation and assumptions made in reports used as foundation for benefit denial including methodology and appropriateness of the vocational options identified. These critiques are completed by specialists recognized as experts in vocational rehabilitation by the Court of Queen's Bench.
Aptitude Testing provides a scoring of aptitude that allows matching of testing outcomes to occupational goals. Helps provide insight as to whether specific occupations are appropriate for consideration.
Academic Achievement Testing provides real time scoring of academic achievement levels for many applications, including whether upgrading is required prior to program entrance (i.e. College) or as a component of a vocational plan for disabled or non-disabled students.
Interest Surveys assess an individual's patterns of interest in or preference for a variety of activities. Most commonly, the interest inventory is designed to assist a person in making decisions about future educational and career directions.
Labour Market Research reports provide occupational data including wages per occupation, job search data, occupational outlooks and other vocational information relative to a worker's vocational profile.
Vocational Alternatives Report is a detailed, objective analysis of occupational options, screened by relevant physical/functional criteria. These assessments include labour market research intended to illustrate earning potential and employment opportunity. It also identifies opportunity for mitigation of loss through training/education. Defense counsel may request these where there would typically be no access to the plaintiff.