Vocational Case Management
Why Vocational Case Management?
Vocational Case Management is a process that enables a person with disabling health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to regular employment and/or other gainful occupations. A vocational case manager identifies vocational alternatives within an individual’s current skill and ability levels. Vocational services are an especially effective tool in returning injured workers to both modified duty jobs with their pre-injury employer, as well as new jobs with new employers.
What We Do?
Case Management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote patient safety, quality of care and cost-effective outcomes.
What makes us different
The first step of the process of vocational case management is vocational assessment. This entails a detailed analysis of the alternative jobs or occupations that an individual is qualified for and is able to perform based on their current skills within their physical, psychological and emotional capacity.
Planning and Execution
After obtaining all the necessary information mentioned above, our case managers will develop a proper return-to-work plan and work collaboratively with the injured claimant to execute the plan. Fresh job leads are provided on a regular basis until the worker successfully returns to the workforce.
We ensure that our clients achieve their final goal of returning to gainful employment and autonomy. Through proactive intervention and a holistic approach, we help you achieve reductions in wage loss replacement. Our team will also assist the injured worker with claims resolution.
The vocational services we provide:
- 1Job Seeking Skills Training
- 2Transferable Skills Analysis
- 3Labor Market Survey
- 4Resume Development
- 5Vocational Testing
- 6Identification of Alternative Duty
- 7Job Analysis
- 8Interviewing Skills Training
- 9Loss of Wage Earning Capacity Evaluations
- 10Individualized Rehabilitation Plan
Other Services We Provide
Our case managers sift through the array of resources, select the most appropriate path, and then we coordinate the expertise and support of other professionals, family, employers and other providers to facilitate the services medically required for your health needs.
We use a combination of perception, planning, active-listening, empathy and compassion to utilize resources to prevent roadblocks that may hinder you from receiving care.
Our case managers come from a diverse educational and clinical background in nursing or other related health field in order to provide our clients the knowledge and understanding of their care in order to prevent health complications.
Case Managers believe that close communication with the physicians and other health care providers is key to a successful plan of care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is vocational case management?
Vocational Case Management is a process that enables a person with disabling health conditions to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to regular employment and/or other gainful occupations.
What does a vocational rehab expert do?
A vocational expert is an authority in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, vocational and earning capacity, lost earnings, cost of replacement labor and lost ability/time in performing household services. They perform evaluations for purposes of civil litigation, as an aspect of economic damages.
What do we more cover in Vocational Assessment?
A vocational case manager analyzes the client’s educational background, work history and vocational abilities. She then surveys a particular geographical area preferred by the client to determine employment opportunities and prevailing wages. An assessment like this validates an individual’s qualifications and opportunities for alternative work at standard market wages. We, at Huron Case Management, utilize standard industry-based practices to assess transferable skills and determine the potential for alternative work capacity based on the functional capacity of the individual. We also determine the wage earning capacity of the claimant through this assessment.
Role of Vocational Case Manager
The major role of vocational case management is to assist employees to cope with their current situation and to have equal opportunities in their work place, the identification of those who require rehabilitation services, it also provides information to disability insurance providers, it ensures that there are more beneficiaries who return back to work and helps employees to regain the capacity to sustain regular employment.
What is an example of a vocational rehabilitation service?
To help people with disabilities obtain employment, RSA provides comprehensive rehabilitation services, which may include: information and referral, assessment services, counseling and guidance, physical restoration, vocational training or other post-secondary education, job search, job placement and job coaching
What do we more cover in Planning and Execution?
our case managers even document and monitor independent job searches as they occur, allowing them to provide immediate feedback, direction, and encouragement. They provide educational/retraining opportunities, while also immediately verifying and encouraging progress and completion. Our case managers also undertake vocational counseling with the injured worker that consists of resume preparation, job seeking skills training and interviewing techniques.