Initial Vocational Assessment
– to determine suitability for a longer vocational rehabilitation programme
An initial screening based assessment, conducted by a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, to consider vocational potential on the basis of discussion with the client (and close relative, if available). Thoughts regarding possible routes into work and potential barriers to address are discussed in the report. No formal psychometric testing is completed.
Return to Work Assessment
– potential and steps to take to return to work
Conducted by a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, considering the employment implications of acquired brain injury. May include formal neuropsychological and / or occupational testing to determine current levels of cognitive functioning. Advise regarding adaptations and support to help the individual either return to work or maintain work.
Vocational Guidance Assessment
– assessment to determine skills for work and realistic career routes
Conducted by a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, individuals have the opportunity to complete a range of vocational guidance exercises, including interest explorer, aptitude tests and personality tests to determine the most suitable career options to meet their personal preferences, interests, skills and abilities. Consideration is also given to the local job market and training opportunities they might wish to explore.
Cognitive and Work Site Assessment
– assessment of cognitive and other support needs for the workplace
This is a combined cognitive and work-based assessment, conducted by a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. It considers the employment implications of acquired brain injury in relation to a particular job role. It will ideally incorporate job analysis and observations of the role. May include formal neuropsychological and / or occupational testing to determine current levels of cognitive functioning. Report following assessment includes advice regarding adaptations and support that could be provided to help the individual maintain their current job or to adapt to a new role. Work Site assessments are always conducted with joint discussions between the client and their line manager / employer, in order to ensure recommendations are appropriate to both the clients needs and also to the organisations requirements and expectations as a business.