What is it?
- aspects of the vocational rehabilitation process conducted in real work sites
When is it needed?
- when an accurate prediction is needed about an individual’s functional work skills in a real work environment
- when a controlled setting cannot simulate all of the aspects of a real job
- when an individual needs to strengthen their attachment to the labour market
- when an individual needs to be better-positioned for hiring
NLC literally ‘wrote the book’ (or at least the paper) on employer-based rehabilitation. Our copyrighted Work-Site Performance Evaluation© (WSPE) has been used for almost 25 years to track specific aspects of functional work skills in real work sites in order to produce more valid and reliable results.
Specific Employer-Based Vocational Rehabilitation Services include:
- an individual gradually builds up work tolerances and skills in a specific job
- tolerance levels are tracked using the WSPE
- the suitability of a specific job goal is confirmed
- training needs, disability-related barriers, and potential accommodations are identified
Special Work Placement
- an individual gains on-the-job work experience and skill development
- on-site training to help an individual develop independent employability skills
- a job-coaching plan that includes a fading-away schedule for the job coach and the development of work-site supports is developed
- progress is carefully monitored and tracked using the WSPE