Scope of Practice

The Vocational Rehabilitation process is interdisciplinary by nature, and may involve functional, biopsychosocial, behavioural and / or vocational interventions. It demands due diligence in professional ethics and adherence to the law in practice, reporting, decision-making and application of policy.

The techniques utilized within this process may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment, evaluation and appraisal;
  • Vocational forensic analysis and reporting;
  • Life care planning and reporting;
  • Goal setting and intervention planning;
  • Provision of health advice and promotion, in support of returning to work;
  • Support for self-management of health conditions;
  • Disability management including:
    • The provision of workplace audits
    • Disability management program development
    • Communication strategies
    • Policy development
    • Return to work coordination
    • Monitoring and other components of disability management
  • Career (vocational) counselling;
  • Individual and group counselling and other strategies and interventions focused on facilitating adjustments to the physiological and psychosocial impact of disability;
  • Counselling, interviewing and interpersonal communications and coaching;
  • Case management, referral, facilitation and service coordination;
  • Program evaluation and research;
  • Interventions to remove environmental, employment, and attitudinal obstacles;
  • Consultation services among multiple parties and regulatory systems;
  • Job analysis, job development and placement services, including assistance with employment, job accommodations and access to ergonomic solutions; and
  • The provision of consultation about and access to rehabilitation technology.