Flashcards in Return to Work Deck (13)
Having the skills and training that are commonly necessary in the labor market to be
gainfully employed on a reasonably continuous basis, when considering the person’s age, education,
experience, physical, and mental capacities due to industrial injury or disease.
Job Bank Service
A computerized system, developed by the Department of Labor, which maintains
an up-to-date listing of job vacancies available through the State Employment Service.
An organization of individuals who are seeking work, who join together to share
information about employers, interviewing strategies, job seeking skills, and work opportunities.
An employment specialist who provides training and support to a person at the
Making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible and
usable by individuals with disabilities. This may include job restructuring, part-time or modified work
schedules, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices, and other similar accommodations for
individuals with disabilities.
Paid employment for persons with developmental disabilities who, without
long-term support, are unlikely to succeed in a regular job. Facilitates provide
competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with the most severe disabilities (i.e.
psychiatric, mental retardation, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury) for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, and who, because of the nature and severity of their disability, need ongoing support services in order to perform their job.
Provides assistance such as job coaches, transportation, assistive technology, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision.
Identifies the individual's strengths, skills, interests, abilities and
rehabilitation needs. Accomplished through on-site situational assessments at local businesses and
in community settings.
The use of real or simulated work activity under close supervision at a
rehabilitation facility or other work setting to develop appropriate work behaviors, attitudes, or
Work Adjustment Training
A program for persons whose disabilities limit them from obtaining
competitive employment. It typically includes a system of goal directed services focusing on improving problem areas such as attendance, work stamina, punctuality, dress and hygiene and interpersonal relationships with co-workers and supervisors. Services can continue until objectives
are met or until there has been noted progress. It may include practical work experience or extended employment.
An intensive, work-related, goal-oriented conditioning program designed
specifically to restore systemic neuromusculoskeletal functions (e.g., joint integrity and mobility,
muscle performance (including strength, power, and endurance), motor function (motor control and
motor learning), range of motion (including muscle length), and cardiovascular/pulmonary functions
(e.g., aerobic capacity/endurance, circulation, and ventilation and respiration/gas exchange).
The objective of this program is to restore physical capacity and function to enable the
patient/client to return to work.
A highly structured, goal-oriented, and individualized intervention program that
provides clients with a transition between the acute injury stage and a safe, productive return to work.
Treatment is designed to maximize each individual's ability to return to work safely with less likelihood
of repeat injury.
These programs are multidisciplinary in nature and use real or simulated
work activities designed to restore physical, behavioral, and vocational functions. They address the
issues of productivity, safety, physical tolerances, and worker behaviors.
Altering the work environment to accommodate a person’s physical or mental
limitations by making changes in equipment, in the methods of completing tasks, or in job duties.