Vocational or professional rehabilitation refers to a series of services that are designed to facilitate the entry or return to work of people who have a disability, or of people who have been injured on the job.

There are workers who can be injured while performing their work activities, and sometimes these injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability, or the inability to return to the work they did prior to the injury.

One of the benefits they can receive is precisely vocational rehabilitation to help them find out what other types of work may interest them, or what other work they could do under their new circumstances.

Therefore, employees may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if they have a disability or impairment that affects their ability to perform their job functions, or if they were injured on the job and cannot return to their previous position. Eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services may vary by specific program or jurisdiction.

What is vocational rehabilitation?

Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help people with disabilities or injuries achieve their employment goals by addressing their unique needs and the barriers you may pose for them. These services may include:

  • Vocational counseling
  • Assessment and vocational evaluation
  • Training
  • General skills upgrade
  • Profession refresher courses
  • Job search and job placement
  • Consulting with potential employees to make work adaptations if necessary
  • Assistive technology
  • Other support services

It is important to note that these services can also vary depending on the needs of each person.

Although vocational rehabilitation focuses primarily on helping people with disabilities or injured people, job training is open to anyone looking to transition into a new career or a new area of work.

If you have any doubts regarding your eligibility to obtain this benefit, contact us at Grupo Vía Dorada and schedule a consultancy. We can help you!