Vocational Rehabilitation, the case for the Independent-provider
Vocational rehabilitation the case for an independent provider like Enable Works Ltd.
When the health condition or disability arises out of the workplace through injury or other circumstances beyond the control of the employee. The employee when returning following a period of absence may lack trust and confidence in their employer and in any employer-based services designed to help them. For these reasons they will have more confidence in and are therefore more likely to engage with an independent provider.
The vocational rehabilitation provider is more likely to be perceived as unbiased. They can then be an effective mediator for between the employee and the employer. This will encourage effective and focused dialogue and in turn a successful return to work plan.
The vocational rehabilitation independent provider can provide completely unbiased assessments including ‘functional capacity assessments’ which have built in reliability testing (validated tests, consistency tests and distraction tests) so they cannot be biased in favor of the employee or the employer.
The vocational rehabilitation provider can provide creative and realistic reasonable adjustment advice. This is based on specialist experience and expertise. They can also provide rehabilitation interventions, preparing individuals for their return to work. They can also in consultation with employers, design and monitor return to work schedules.