Return to work programs through rehabilitation and redeployment services

Supporting return to work programs through rehabilitation and redeployment services is a strategy to assist the long term unemployed. The rehabilitation services are provided by a range of allied health professionals who are experts in Occupational and Vocational Health. Rehabilitation and deployment services may include vocational assessment, career counselling, Return to Work Programs, Redeployment Programs and Ergonomic Assessments.

Rehabilitation Counsellors and return to work programs

Rehabilitation Counsellors are Allied Health Professionals who work within a counselling and case management framework to assist people who are experiencing disability, a health condition or social disadvantage to participate in employment.  Rehabilitation Counsellors have advanced professional skills in personal counselling, vocational assessment, vocational counselling, vocational training and job placement, case management and co-ordination of services, injury prevention and management, and independent living planning.

Rehabilitation Counsellors work with State and Federal funded vocational rehabilitation providers to assist people with a disability, health condition or disadvantage, get ‘back on their feet’ and into the paid workforce. These services might be funded under Disability Employment Services and Jobs Services Australia. This may entail rehabilitation case management, liaising with various stakeholders to reach the most effective outcome for both the client and employer.

ASORC supports the Long Term Unemployment conference. Members of the ASORC will receive 10% off Early Bird registration fees. If you have any questions please email the conference secretariat at
Rehabilitation Counsellors and Allied Health Professionals wishing to present a paper at the Long Term Unemployment conference have until March 31 st 2014 to submit an abstract.

Long-Term Unemployment Conference 2014

A national conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
URL:    Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068
Early Bird Registration closes 7th July 2014