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Support Employment

Habit Rehabilitation have contracts with ACC and MSD to assist clients with career transition or work placement.  Our ACC vocational career services involve providing Rehabilitation or general career services to clients who face barriers from injury, illness or disability.  Additionally, Habit Rehabilitation provide career-based services for those who just want career or job change. Career services encompasses a broad range of solutions from assisting in CV preparation, profiling & marketing, through to job placement. For MSD we actively work alongside our employer network to place clients into part or full time employment.

Habit rehabilitation actively works in a best practice supported employment approach which is:

1). The success of gaining employment needs to be linked to the clients goals and aspirations

2). That being in productive employment has been shown to be essential to improved wellbeing and correlates strongly with an individual’s happiness

3). That employers need education and guidance when employing a client with a health disability.

4). Following employment placement the client and employer and individually supported.

 

WHAT CAN YOUR CLIENT EXPECT FROM US AFTER A REFERRAL?

The initial meeting with involve a vocational consultant and where indicated an allied health professional assessment follow via a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.

At the initial client assessment, a Habit staff member would complete an Occupational Assessment Vocational Profile. This would identify realistic job placement options and medical barriers relative to work. Then what support is required during the pre-employment program phase of this service from a vocational and health perspective prior to placement.

The initial assessment will include:

  • Work History and Experiences
  • Match your skills and interests with employment opportunities
  • Educational and Training
  • Assessment of Transferable Skills
  • Vocational Skills Barriers
  • Personal Barriers (barriers to work)
  • Post Assessment - Job Identification – ‘realistic job choices’ based on vocational background, client aspirations and local labour market options

 

JOB PLACEMENT

We have staff that are placing client directly into jobs. Job placement is a service that supports clients to obtain employment in appropriate occupations.

 

POST PLACEMENT SUPPORT

Habit rehabilitation is proud to provide comprehensive post placement support services including:

  • spending time with the employer and client at the workplace to settle them in

  • tailored assistance to ensure your employee’s abilities match the job requirements

  • help with any issues that arise where required 

Your dedicated local employment consultant will keep in touch with you and your employee for up to 12 months, providing support, guidance and advice.

We measure our success by supplying sustainable recruitment solutions. That’s why we provide post-placement support during the induction, probationary period and beyond.

 

LINKING WITH HABIT REHABILITATION SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT:

Referrals can be made via ACC Case Managers. MSD clients can self-refer via the link below discuss with the case owner. Our MSD contract covers Hawkes Bay, East Coast, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua, Wairarapa, Kapiti.

 

OTHER HELPFULL LINKS

www.nzdsn.org.nz

http://www.cdanz.org.nz/