INITIAL EVALUATION: Comprehensive rehabilitation assessment involving file review and interview of client to determine the most realistic and efficient rehabilitation plan. We have a long history of telephonic interviewing with excellent results allowing our services to be available nationwide. When our clients are local (50 mile radius from New York City) we conduct face to face interviews with them. JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES: Combines structured job search activities performed by the Rehabilitation Consultant and client, with the goal of a rapid return to work. The client is provided with leads from our network or resources, rehabilitation consultant, and job developer. Job seeking skills training is a key component of our job placement program, and includes resume, cover letter preparation, and interviewing. An emphasis is placed on using principles of marketting and sales to get appointment with decision makers. (Please ask about our 10 hour package) RETURN TO WORK COORDINATION: Facilitates the return to work of an employee to his/her previous employer and makes arrangements for a restructured job, if indicated. This service also includes the development and coordination of an individual rehabilitation plan when it is deemed that placement into alternate employment is appropriate. VOCATIONAL TESTING: The process whereby standardized tests are utilized to outline alternative job options. We have a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) on staff. We utlize a varity of interest inventory, aptitute and work sample tools. LABOR MARKET SURVEY: Is a telephonic and internet survey of specific occupations in a particular labor market. Surveys are typically conducted to determine availability, salary, exertional and non-exertional demands, work schedule including shifts (part-time and/or full-time), and flexibility in hours. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS ANALYSIS: Is the process of determining the aptitude for alternate occupations, utilizing skills acquired by a client through past training, education, and experience. This type of analysis is frequently used by Vocational Counselors worldwide to help their clients transition from one occupation or career to another more smoothly. In disability management we utilize the residual functional abilities supplied by medical professionals when determining transferability of skills. JOB ANALYSIS: Is an on site assessment of the exertional and non-exertional demands of a job. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY: Is the determination of the appropriate low and high tech solutations for the purpose of accomodating ones work needs. We coordinate ergonomic work station design. Since a lot of accommodations require computer skills we have contracted consultants specifically for computer related questions. Managing cost and getting technical support is an essential component of our assistive technology services. RESEARCH: In today's labor market good research is critical in resolving vocational questions. Standard resources such as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, the O'Net and the Occupational Outlook Handbook are lacking in some areas especially with specific titles. Handbook are lacking in some areas especially with specific titles. Please ask about our Occupational Classification service. EXPEDITING STATE REHAB SERVICES: We work closely with state vocational rehab (VR) agencies which save our customers thousands of dollars. Our experience with state rehab allows the client to cut through red tape and get faster better service.