Vocational Rehabilitation is the process of helping people with disabilities return to the workforce and/or improve his/her productivity, job security, earning potential, etc. These services are not medical – though we, as counselors, often work in conjunction with medical professionals in assessing capabilities and potential.
The services of Rosko and Associates are wide-ranging with respect to the rehabilitation process. These may include:
- Consulting with medical professionals
- Consulting with past, current, and potential employers
- Analyzing and recommending worksite modifications
- Vocational counseling
- Vocational testing
- Job placement assistance
- Training for new employment possibilities
- Coordination of on-the-job training
- Helping to compose successful resumes
Through these services, and additional applications of our expertise, Rosko and Associates is committed to addressing the unique needs, abilities, and restrictions of each person with a disability and developing effective and efficient return-to-work strategies. Our knowledge – of the Michigan labor market; of the legal, medical, and vocational landscape; and of the physical and emotional nature and ramifications of disabilities – has proven itself through years of success. In short, we help people become productive.
In the cases we handle, we can and do provide the following benefits for persons with a disability:
- Increased independence and productivity
- Promotion of maximum recovery
- Returning to appropriate employment
- Counseling assistance – to redevelop means of livelihood, to promote understanding of the rehabilitation process, and to reduce personal hardship
- Restoration of earning capacity
Our approach with injured workers typically follows a three-step sequence:
- To facilitate, if possible, a return-to-work with the person with a disability’s current employer – in the same position or a different one, with considerations to the person with a disability.
- Explore other work options for the person with a disability – including the assessment and consideration of the worker’s aptitudes, talents, acquired skills, work history, education, and other experience along with his or her physical capacities – with respect to the regional labor market.
- to considering and incorporate short-term retraining, when viable, where it is likely to restore the worker in the labor market with a more appropriate earning capacity.
No individual should “sit on the sidelines.” In even the most challenging of circumstances, there is always potential…and it often requires a plan. Rosko and Associates has helped improve the quality-of-life for many individuals, and we are committed to using our expertise to continue to make a difference. Vocational rehabilitation is not always easy – however, the “bottom line” is to help individuals regain or maintain control over his/her lives, with outlooks for the future that are viable and successful, regardless of the nature of the injury or disability.