Vocational Consultants work with lawyers, courts, private individuals, and public agencies to provide information about job potential, income potential, employment potential and loss of income, due to physical, emotional, educational employment limitations.
Vocational rehabilitation specialists provide expert testimony
in personal injury, Workers Compensation, long term disability,
Social Security and divorce cases. Knowing a person’s
job potential is a key element for deciders in social security,
disability and divorce cases. What kind of work can a person
do subsequent to injury, mental breakdown, or divorce is critical
to determinations by judges and juries.
Loss of Income - Disability
Loss of income is often the most serious issue in personal
injury or disability. An injured individual may no longer
be able to perform at previous work levels. Vocational Consultants
assess an individual’s post injury work potential and
compare that with past work and income. Changes in income
potential need to be evaluated so that loss may be assessed.
Rehabilitation Services is uniquely placed to offer both vocational
evaluations and forensic economic loss projections.
Income Potential - Divorce
Divorce cases provide their own set of variables, needs and
positions. Rehabilitation Services Vocational Consultants
provide information and expert testimony in situations regarding
child support, long-term disability and even long term child
support. Processes and procedures are similar to those used
in disability cases, only the use of the information is different.
Social Security Disability
Rehabilitation Services Vocational experts (VEs) can provide
case consultations as well as vocational evaluations in Social
Security disability cases where the claimant or representative
is looking for a neutral opinion with regard to an individual's
ability to work based on age, education, past work experience
and current limitations.
Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with designing
according to the human needs, and the profession that applies
theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to
optimize human well-being and overall system performance (in,
for example, relevant topics include working postures, materials
handling, repetitive movements, work related musculoskeletal
disorders, workplace layout, safety and health.) Our professionals
integrate ergonomic principles into assessment reports and
Orientation and Mobility
Expertise and certification in the area of orientation and
mobility make our Vocational Experts very qualified to work
with blind and sight impaired individuals for loss assessment,
work training, job placement and orientation and mobility
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Vocational test are available to assess interest, aptitude,
achievement, manipulative skills, ergonomic tolerance, and
intelligence. These tests, as well as others, can be administered
to explore current levels and/or changes in vocational potential.
Vocational testing may be appropriate in disability, divorce
or high school/college guidance issues. Vocational testing
enables high quality vocational counseling.
Vocational counseling involves the client in a process which
help them focus on vocational issues such as job change, college
major, return to work after time away (or job change due to
injury or illness), job seeking skills, interview skills or
resume writing. The vocational counselor can help the individual
explore option, alternatives and resources so that decisions
can be based on useful information.
Rehabilitation Services is an Employment Network for the Social
Security Administration’s Ticket
to Work Program and has helped many SSDI and SSI beneficiaries
to return to substantial gainful employment.
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