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Assessments

 

We have a wealth of understanding when it comes to providing our clients with high quality and cost effective services. Our local offices are made up of staff including Occupational Therapists,  Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Counsellors and Employment Consultants. We are passionate about providing quality and outcome focused health services which promote, ensure and sustain the health benefits of work.

 

Our Assessment services - provided by Interact Injury Management (IIM) include:

 

Behavioural Assessments
  • Behavioural assessments can assist to inform your recruitment or human resource strategies.  This involves an assessment of a person’s behaviours to provide an indication of how they are likely to behave and communicate in a work role.

 

Fitness for Work Assessments
  • Match of job demands to current functional capacity of a worker.

Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Individualised assessment of a worker’s functional capacity, using a series of standardised tests and work specific simulation activities to assess potential to return to suitable work.

  • Assessments may be performed onsite in the workplace or at one of our offices.

Initial Needs Assessment
  • Aims to establish rapport and engage the worker early into their recovery at work program.

  • Recommendations are made for strategies to be implemented to overcome barriers to a successful stay at (return to) work.

Medico Legal Assessments
  • Fair and accurate calculation of a worker’s capacity to earn in an identified labour market area. May include vocational assessment and/or functional assessment.

 

Pre-employment Assessments
  • Interact can assess your employment candidates to ensure they are physically and or psychologically matched to the job they are applying for.  This involves assessment of the specific physical/psychological demands of the role incorporating medical, drug and alcohol, hearing, and vision assessment where required. Pre-employment assessments identify any risks to the health and safety of the employment candidate in performing the job.

 

Risk Assessments
  • Assessing worksites for risk to injury is a key injury prevention strategy. Risk assessments involve a detailed assessment of areas of concern for including allocating priority ratings to assist with planning for risk treatment strategies. Recommendations are provided to address any concerns.

 

Earning Capacity Assessments
  • Incorporating a vocational and functional assessment (where necessary) to assess an injured worker’s capacity to earn.

 

Vocational Assessments
  • Designed to evaluate an injured worker’s potential by integrating clinical and standardised assessment procedures and instruments to identify achievable return to work goals in the current labour market and environment.

  • Includes identification of a worker’s strengths, work preferences, employment history, transferable skills, and labour market research.

Workplace Assessments
  • An assessment to identify functional, environmental, psychological and social demands of a worker’s pre-injury demands and duties.

  • Identifies and assesses appropriate suitable duties to assist with the development of suitable duties plans used to facilitate recovery at work.

  • Gains an understanding of the employer and workers needs to recover at work.