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Skills assessment

  1. 1. MAR MARCH OF DIMES CANADAEvery year, March of Dimes Employment Services helps hundreds of people with disabilitiesassess their job prospects through professional vocational assessments. We also provideemployment placement and on-the-job supports.TRANSFERABLE SKILLS ANALYSISASSESSMENT DESCRIPTIONA Transferable Skills analysis (TSA) is used to determine suitable vocational goals foran individual by identifying the skills they have developed though past employment.An interest test is also administered and information regarding any physical limitations isfactored into the job goal recommendations. The TSA assessment is useful or those whohave very limited opportunity for retaining new skills and must rely mainly on skills alreadydeveloped for a new occupation.OUTCOME OF THE ASSESSMENTThe objective of a TSA is to identify suitable and realistic occupational options for theclient based on their past employment and educational history and personal interests.The resulting assessment report will contain:• Identification of job goals that require no additional training or experiential learning (on the job training);• Wage information for each job; and• Recommendations for moving the vocational rehabilitation process forward.ASSESSMENT LENGTHThe client attends a 2 to 3 hour assessment. The report will be completed within5 business days.ASSESSOR CREDENTIALSRegistered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) who is specifically trained on theValpar Pro 3000 assessment system. 1-855-803-4999 www.marchofdimes.ca/work
  2. 2. MAR MARCH OF DIMES CANADAEvery year, March of Dimes Employment Services helps hundreds of people with disabilitiesassess their job prospects through professional vocational assessments. We also provideemployment placement and on-the-job supports.VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTASSESSMENT DESCRIPTIONA vocational assessment evaluates and identifies suitable and realistic vocations for aclient through a standardized testing process. A vocational assessment incorporatesmedical, psychological, social, vocational, educational, cultural, and economic data.The vocational assessment assesses the client’s interests, aptitudes, intellectual andlearning abilities and takes into consideration the client’s functional abilities, transferableskills, education, work history and pre-injury earnings when identifying realistic and suitablevocational options for considerationOUTCOME OF THE ASSESSMENTThe objective of a vocational assessment is to identify suitable and realistic occupationaloptions for the client. The assessment will (as applicable) confirm if the client currentlyhas the requisite level of education, aptitude, skills, abilities and function to perform theidentified job.The resulting assessment report will contain occupations that may require: • No additional training; • Experiential learning (training on the job); • Short term skills enhancement (e.g. computer skills training or Essential Skills Training); • Short term upgrading (e.g. ESL, Academic Upgrading); and/or • Short term vocation specific training (e.g. public community or private career college). • Current wage range information from government sources.ASSESSMENT LENGTHThe client will attend the assessment for approximately 6 hours over one or two dayscheduled to accommodate the physical tolerance of the individual. The report will becompleted and available within 5 business days of the assessment completion.ASSESSOR CREDENTIALSA vocational evaluation is completed by a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) or aRegistered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) with a minimum of 5 years of vocationalevaluation experience. 1-855-803-4999 www.marchofdimes.ca/work
  3. 3. MAR MARCH OF DIMES CANADAEvery year, March of Dimes Employment Services helps hundreds of people with disabilitiesassess their job prospects through professional vocational assessments. We also provideemployment placement and on-the-job supports.PSYCHO-VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENTASSESSMENT DESCRIPTIONA psycho-vocational assessment (PVA) addresses all aspects of a vocational evaluation.It also evaluates the client’s learning competencies, general personality characteristics,current emotional status, general intelligence quotient, motivation and social skills toidentify the potential impact of these metrics on the client’s ability to participate in trainingand return to work. The PVA is particularly useful for determining potential for successwhen considering skills retraining, longer-term educational programs or if the client hasemotional or pain concerns.OUTCOME OF THE ASSESSMENTThe outcome of the psycho-vocational assessment is to identify suitable and realisticoccupational options for the client including wage information and market availability foreach identified goal. To achieve the occupational options identified a client may requirelittle or no additional training or a longer term vocation specific training through a collegeor apprenticeship program for example.ASSESSMENT LENGTHThe client attends a one or two day assessment of up to 8 hours that accommodatestheir individual physical tolerances. The report will be completed in 5 business days.ASSESSOR CREDENTIALSA Certified Psychologist conducts or oversees the clinical testing, reviews the assessmentresults and recommendations and makes relevant recommendations. The Psychologistmay be assisted by a Registered Rehabilitation Professional or psychological associate. 1-855-803-4999 www.marchofdimes.ca/work
  4. 4. MAR MARCH OF DIMES CANADAEvery year, March of Dimes Employment Services helps hundreds of people with disabilitiesassess their job prospects through professional vocational assessments. We also provideemployment placement and on-the-job supports.LABOUR MARKET SURVEYSERVICE DESCRIPTIONThe Labour Market Survey involves contacting local employers, as well as researchingother sources of labour market information to determine the local availability specific jobgoals as identified by the referral agent. The resulting report documents the availability ofone to three job goals identify for/by the client. The Labour Market Survey is a possiblenext step after a Transferrable Skills Analysis, Vocational Assessment or Psycho-VocationalAssessment.OUTCOME OF THE SERVICE • An average of 5 employer contacts per job goal will be contacted to assess current and future hiring needs, skill and knowledge requirements, pay rates and academic requirements. • Additional labour market information is researched using a variety of primary and secondary sources.SERVICE LENGTHThe client does not need to attend a meeting for this service. The report will be completedwithin 10 business days of the referral.ASSESSOR CREDENTIALSA Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) will conduct the Labour Market Survey. 1-855-803-4999 www.marchofdimes.ca/work
  5. 5. MAR MARCH OF DIMES CANADAEvery year, March of Dimes Employment Services helps hundreds of people with disabilitiesassess their job prospects through professional vocational assessments. We also provideemployment placement and on-the-job supports.FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES EVALUATIONASSESSMENT DESCRIPTIONA Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) provides information on an individual’s currentphysical functional level. It is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates abilities relativeto the person’s work demands or activities of daily living. Having knowledge of a client’sfunctional abilities facilitates effective planning for a return to work. The physical demandsanalysis, job analysis and/or home site assessment information must be provided uponreferral if the inquiry is regarding an individual’s ability to perform a specific job or toactivities of daily living.OUTCOME OF THE ASSESSMENTThe assessment has three components: • An interview with the client which review s and confirms referral and additional background information. • Functional abilities testing where a clinician uses an evaluation system (often computerized) and, where applicable, job specific or occupational testing. • Interpretation of the test results which will provide recommendations for moving the vocational rehabilitation process forward.ASSESSMENT LENGTHThe client attends for approximately 6 hours.ASSESSOR CREDENTIALSThe FAE is performed by a Certified Kinesiologist or Occupational Therapist using eitherstandardized methods and equipment and/or computerized assessment tools. 1-855-803-4999 www.marchofdimes.ca/work

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