New Employment Services
It can be challenging to navigate the various services available to effectively support clients who have moved to a goal of new employment. This flow chart is designed to assist with decision making regarding the best service for each individual situation. It is based on information from the latest Return to Work SA Fee Schedule in addition to our experiences when working with our clients.
When someone’s goal is changed to new employment, the first question to ask relates to whether they are having difficulty adjusting to the new goal. If so, we would recommend Vocational Counselling (VC) to assist them in coming to terms with the loss of their previous occupation or role.
If they are coping well with the change of goal, or Vocational Counselling is complete, the next question is whether the person has clear employment goals to work towards. If not, we would recommend either a Suitable Employment Assessment (SEA) or Vocational Assessment (VA). The main difference between these two assessments is that VA includes cognitive skills and ability assessment. Both utilise detailed transferrable skills analysis and consideration of the client’s previous training, experience, skills and interests in addition to analysis of current labour market research trends to identify at least 3 possible new employment goals that are vocationally suitable for the individual. There are some other small differences in when an SEA or VA can be used, and we would encourage you to refer to the fee schedule and/or contact us for a discussion if it is unclear what would suit best.
Once the individual has clear employment goals, the next question to consider is whether they need to further develop their capacity for work. If so, a Fit for Work Service would be recommended.
Through our work with clients we have identified that at times an individual may have additional needs that fall outside of the available service. Barriers such as pain, loss of function and psychosocial factors can hinder someone’s ability to progress forward and may need to be addressed. If so, our tailored services Pain Education, Career Coaching and the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP®) can assist.