What is the Purpose of the Vocational Assessment?
A vocational assessment evaluates and identifies suitable and realistic vocations for a client through a standardized testing process. A vocational assessment incorporates medical, psychological, social, vocational, educational, cultural, and economic data. The vocational assessment assesses the client’s interests, aptitudes, intellectual and learning abilities and takes into consideration the client’s functional abilities, transferable skills, education, work history and pre-injury earnings when identifying realistic and suitable vocational options for consideration.
When is a Vocational Assessment Necessary?
A vocational assessment is necessary when the assessed worker is deemed unable to return to work in their current position with their current employer due to physical or psychological limitations or the worker is able to return to their current employer but in an alternative role. If the worker’s current employer is unable to support the worker by altering the workplace environment or role, a vocational assessment is necessary to assist with re-entry to the workforce with an alternative employer.
Outcomes of the Vocational Assessment will include:
The objective of a vocational assessment is to identify suitable and realistic occupational options for the client. The assessment will (as applicable) confirm if the client currently has the requisite level of education, aptitude, skills, abilities and function to perform the identified job. The resulting assessment report will contain occupations that may require