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Our Vocational Evaluation Program is designed to assess an
injured worker's physical, psychological and vocational
Evaluations are performed and can be specific to the pre-injury
job, or general in nature. Evaluations are individually tailored
and include a combination of standardized tests to determine safe
work capabilities. Standardized tests to evaluate work interests,
aptitudes and skills in reading, writing and arithmetic may also be
included. The results of all tests are compiled into a
comprehensive report that identifies the injured worker's
capabilities. This report helps staff, as well as the injured
worker, set realistic occupational goals and plan a safe and
productive return to work.
Evaluations are performed in a simulated work environment at our
rehabilitation centre or at the client's actual job site
Length of program
Evaluations usually last two days but may be shorter or longer
depending on what provides the best information required to manage
the case. Regular hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday to Friday, but extended or alternate hours can be
arranged to meet the injured worker’s needs.
The Vocational Evaluation Program offers the following evaluation
- General functional capacity evaluation: determines an injured
worker’s ability to safely and dependably perform general physical
demands that are not specific to any job.
- Job-specific functional capacity evaluation: determines an
injured worker’s ability to perform the physical demands of a
specific job as identified through a comprehensive job site
- Job site analysis: determines the physical and environmental
demands of a specific job done on the work site as identified
through an intensive and detailed analysis.
- Job site evaluation: measures and analyzes an individual’s
capability to sustain performance in a specific job while on the
work site with the injured worker. This may be done to help plan a
gradual return to work.
- Ergonomic evaluation: involves a detailed analysis of the
physical design and environmental demands of a job to identify and
make recommendations to reduce or eliminate potential risk factors
that may lead to injury.
- Risk factor analysis: analyzes job demands performed by an
occupational therapist to determine if the reported injury is
attributable to the work activity.
- Neuropsychological assessment: to correlate specific cognitive
functions with the physical status of the brain following a head
- Personality assessment: to describe an individual’s general
behavioural characteristics in perceiving, feeling, thinking and
coping (anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, etc.).
- Psychological status assessment: to obtain relevant information
regarding a clinical problem by interview.
- Aptitude assessment: to determine specific aptitudinal skills
and aptitudinal patterns of the individual.
- Interest assessment: to determine specific interest likes and
dislikes as it relates to occupations.
- Academic assessment: to measure specific academic achievement
levels in reading, writing and arithmetic.
For more information, please call Coral Lovesey, Vocational
Evaluation Program Manager, at 506 738-4305.