At Hope Network, we know that returning to work is an important part of your recovery. Having a career can give us a sense of purpose, identity, and financial independence.
Our programs prepare people with employability assessments, individualized work readiness programs, and community integration so they are ready for employment. From there, we provide individualized job placement, return to work assistance with the person’s employer, and on-the-job coaching.
Participants are able to identify individualized career options, enhance their skill sets, and develop accommodations that promote success in the workplace. Additionally, our Return to Work professionals are dedicated to developing relationships with employers by providing education to ensure a smooth transition to work for the employee and employer.
Assessments and Evaluations
Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation offers a variety of services designed to help people with neurological impairments obtain and maintain employment. Using varying levels of assessments and evaluations, our return to work experts are able to provide assistance for career direction, transition, and planning.
Return to Work Evaluation
A Return to Work Evaluation determines a person’s ability to successfully return to competitive employment and the rehabilitation plan to get them there. This includes:
- Complete job and education history review
- Medical records review
- Assessment of work readiness
- Vocational interest and abilities testing
- Comprehensive report with analysis of findings
The situational assessment determines a person’s potential for returning to competitive or supported employment using actual work activities or work samples specific to the participant’s employment situation or interests. Assessment results are presented in a comprehensive report identifying the participant’s strengths, challenges, and work potential.
Work Adjustment Training
Work Adjustment Training is designed to assist individuals with reintegration into the workplace by providing employment opportunities in environments that will help develop and enhance their professional skills. This program provides paid work experiences at Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation or integrated within the community.
Work Adjustment Training participants focus on developing and practicing functional skills such as:
- Attendance and punctuality
- Relationships with coworkers and supervisors
- Following directions
- Social skills
- Peer mentoring
- Developing accommodations
- Stress management
Career Planning and Job Placement
With the goal of helping individuals identify and enter a rewarding career, Career Planning and Job Placement services evaluates a person’s interests, abilities, motivation, and aptitude. Participants work with a Return to Work specialist during all phases of seeking and securing employment including initial career counseling and exploration, writing resumes and cover letters, interview skills, coordinating transportation, and job coaching support.
Our professional job coaches are able to provide assistance with:
- Job performance and social skills
- Collaboration with the employer to promote employee success
- Development of accommodations
- Organizational techniques and workload management