Psycho-vocational Assessment Services
The Vocational Assessment is intended to “match” a person’s abilities (aptitudes, skills) with the specific reasoning and learning requirements of a job or training goal.
This type of assessment is usually for individuals who are unable to return to work in their typical job or continue previous lifestyle activities due to restrictions imposed by an injury or are in the process of a career change.
The assessment will help to identify vocational alternatives that are consistent with a person’s aptitudes, interests, skills and physical abilities. The assessment includes psychological and intelligence testing to identify psychological factors relevant to the reason for referral.
The Vocational Assessment test battery will typically consist of:
• Aptitude Testing (General Aptitude Test Battery)
• Work Preferences (Interest Testing)
• Literacy/Numeracy Skills
• Transferable Skills Analysis where indicated
In addition to those tests listed above, psycho-diagnostic and intelligence testing may also be conducted to identify psychological factors relevant to the reason for referral.
The resulting report provides a comprehensive analysis of the individual’s measured abilities, skills and interests, as well as a listing of potential vocational alternatives based on the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
Recommendations are stated clearly and directly address referral questions. When available, the findings of a Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) can be incorporated into the Vocational Assessment.