Career Transition Program
Advantage Injury Management Services has experience working directly with organisations to provide career transition support in the event that an employee is unable to continue in their employment role due to injury, illness, redeployment or redundancy.
Advantage Injury Management Services will work with your employee, providing job placement assistance through a career transition program to help them succeed in their job seeking efforts. The goal of our career transition program is to assist an employee to identify an appropriate alternative employment role and ultimately secure meaningful, paid employment in a new role. The career transition program is typically 12 weeks, however can by lengthened or shortened to meet the needs of the worker and employer.
What does a career transition program involve?
1) Vocational assessment – to provide a detailed analysis of the employee’s transferable skills and a comprehensive list of internal and external employment options. Employment options will be based on skills, knowledge, interests and physical abilities/limitations.
2) Monitor progress – The occupational therapist or physiotherapist will contact the employee on a weekly basis to ensure they are completing the required job search requirements, and assist with any queries and questions they may have along the way.
Job placement services (6 sessions): practical sessions with a ‘hands on’ approach to job placement. Internal redeployment and external job search will be considered. Employee’s will be provided with homework exercises to complete each week. They will also be set targets for time commitments to job search activities. Homework and targets will be summarised in a contract between the employee, Advantage Injury Management Services and the employer. Sessions will be completed over the 12 weeks of the program. They will include:
3) Session 1: career counselling to clarify clear options for employment. Extension of the vocational assessment and transferable skills will be explored through self assessment and networking exercises.
4) Session 2: resume and cover letter development. Resumes can be completed by Advantage Injury Management Services if required, however, you will be encourage to complete your own resume with your injury management advisor’s support (pending computer skills and abilities).
5) Sessions 3-5: Practical job search, applying for positions, selection criteria review/development, revising cover letters and resume, extension exercises to explore skills and networks.
6) Session 6: practicing interview techniques and mock interviews.
7) Additional Sessions: if you feel you would benefit from further session these can be made available.
All career transition programs are tailored to the employee’s skills and needs. The employer will be provided with regular updates regarding the motivation, commitment and outcomes achieved by the employee.
If you would like more information or to make a referral for a career transition program, simply contact us.