Rehabilitation Consultant / Rehabilitation Counsellor
QLD - Brisbane, Moreton & Gold Coast
Specialties
Counsellor
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Management
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Coordinator
Advisor
Human Resources - General
Case Management
Careers Counsellor

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Department of Defence - Rehabilitation Counsellor
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Counsellor
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Management
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Coordinator
Responsibilities
  • Provided adjustment to disability counselling to assist clients overcome their barriers and develop self- awareness and improve coping mechanisms and foster a positive sense of self-worth. ;
  • Conducted a wide range of rehabilitation counseling and case management services to clients with injuries and disabilities. ;
  • Conduct rehabilitation assessments of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Members to determine their capacity to undertake a rehabilitation program. ;
  • Develop, deliver and maintain a rehabilitation program in line with Defence policy and procedures. ;
  • Assist ADF Member with education, training and career options prior to their separation from the ADF. ;
  • Conduct discipline specific assessments in accordance with individual professional qualifications and complete related reports with clinical justifications as required. ;
  • Identify and address barriers to effective and timely rehabilitation. ;
  • Coordinate the delivery of services in support of an ADF member's rehabilitation program, including communication with all stakeholders, to effect a seamless experience and outcome. ;
  • Provide regular reports to key stakeholders in line with ADF Rehabilitation Programme procedures. ;
  • Actively contribute to, and support, a multidisciplinary team environment. ;
  • Deliver education packages to key internal and external stakeholders.;
  • Manage, coach and monitor a team of contracted Rehabilitation Consultants.
CRS - Staff Health Advisor
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Advisor
Human Resources - General
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Case Management
Responsibilities
  • Develop, monitor and review rehabilitation programs in consultation with the injured/ill employees, their supervisor, treating professionals, approved rehabilitation providers and other relevant parties. ;
  • Provide employees with written documentation regarding their rights and responsibilities including possible consequences if an employee fails to actively participate in a rehabilitation program. ;
  • Develop and co-ordinate rehabilitation plans in consultation with the injured /ill person, the supervisor, treating professionals and other relevant parties and ensure close management and monitoring of these plans. ;
  • Implement and monitor early intervention strategies. ;
  • Organise Section 36 and Fitness for Duty evaluations and implement the recommendations. ;
  • Provide guidance and advice on Workers Compensation claims. ;
  • Liaise with insurance companies, medical practitioners and other professionals to ensure all parties are consulted regarding the client's individual rehabilitation program
CRS - Rehabilitation Consultant
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Careers Counsellor
Responsibilities
  • Counselled clients with regard to adjusting to disability.
  • Undertook comprehensive assessments of client’s vocational, social, medical, personal and psychological needs in order to develop an individual rehabilitation plan.
  • Planned, developed, implemented and monitored rehabilitation programs, making sure that appropriate services are provided within these programs.
  • Referred clients for medical, physical, psychological or psychiatric evaluations.
  • Used a variety of assessment tools and strategies to assess a client's particular interests, abilities, skills, motivation, attitude, values and knowledge to establish goals.
  • Researched and use the labour market information to assist clients make decisions about their vocational choices.
  • Arranged formal or on-the-job training for clients in line with their rehabilitation goals.
  • Evaluated client's progress in training or employment phases of the rehabilitation program as well as the effectiveness of redeployment.
  • Established and maintain professional relationships with employers, customers, job seekers, referrers, community agencies and insurers.
  • Provided and maintain comprehensive rehabilitation reports and case notes.
Centrelink - Rehabilitation Counsellor
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Disability/Mental Health Support Worker
Health Assessments
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Responsibilities
  • Undertook assessment of client's current and future capacity to work via interview-based methodology, and completed assessment reports. ;
  • Delivered Job Capacity Assessment services in line with legislative requirements and DHS guidelines. ;
  • Identified client's barriers to employment and any interventions required to address them; including supporting clients to improve their work capacity or obtain/maintain employment. ;
  • Liaised with other internal and external professionals, as required, to complete assessments and/or make appropriate referrals;
  • Lodged completed assessment reports electronically via the DEWR ES Smartclient system within the required timeframes. ;
  • Arranged specialist assessments or Job Capacity Account interventions for clients in accordance with DHS guidelines.
Centrelink - Rehabilitation Case Manager
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Manager
Case Manager
Human Resources - General
Occupational Rehabilitation Consultant
Responsibilities
  • Oversaw the management of return to work cases - physical and psychological and providing accurate injury management advice. ;
  • Implemented early intervention strategies. ;
  • Ensured compliance with rehabilitation processes and legislative frameworks including appropriate file maintenance. ;
  • Coached and liaised with return to work providers to facilitate successful return to work outcomes. ;
  • Provided guidance and advice on Workers Compensation claims. ;
  • Provided on-going advice, support and interpretation on human resource matters. ;
  • Assisted in the resolution of conflict/issues as required. ;
  • Assisted managers and team leaders with the development of appropriate performance review systems, attendance strategies and well-being programs. ;
  • Liaised with insurance companies, medical practitioners and other professionals to ensure all parties are consulted regarding the client's individual rehabilitation program.
Salvation Army - Telephone Counsellor
Health Care, Fitness & Social Assistance - Healthcare, Medical, Nursing & Veterinary
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Counsellor
Responsibilities
  • Provide telephone counselling to a range of individuals that called in to the the Salvation Army Counsellling Services.
Centrelink - Customer Service Officer
Call Centre and Customer Service - Government and Defence
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Customer Service Officer
Customer Service
Officer
Responsibilities
  • Assisted clients identify barriers to, and opportunities for achieving goals.
  • Referred applicants to services such as vocational counselling, literacy or language instruction, transportation assistance, vocational training and child care.
  • Linked clients appropriately with relevant specialists and services.
  • Arranged for skill, intelligence, or psychological testing of clients.
  • Informed applicants of job openings and details such as duties, responsibilities and skills required.
  • Established and maintained relationships with other agencies and organizations in the community in order to meet client needs.
  • Spoke to community groups to explain the organisations purpose, programs, and policies.
  • Attended to complex enquiries from customers, assessed needs and provided information, advice and solutions.
  • Examined, assessed and processed claims, including more complex and unusual cases under relevant legislation, policy and guidelines.
  • Prepared correspondence, reports and other written documentation.
East Coast Training and Employment - Acting Program Manager
Education & Training - Trades - Construction
QLD, Australia
Specialties
Administration Coordinator
Community Program Officer
Responsibilities
  • Researched and wrote funding submissions for government and non – government employment programs.
  • Evaluated new and existing employment programs to assess the need for changes, using information such as participant surveys and feedback.
  • Monitored and reviewed programs to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Developed program budgets and monitored expenditure to ensure that they remain within budgetary limits.
  • Counselled program participants to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioural problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Provided participants, with support and assistance to find sustainable employment.
  • Prepared and compiled training programs and information session packages.
Fitra International FZE - HR Coordinator
Retail & Wholesale - Recruitment, IR & HR
United Arab Emirates
Specialties
Human Resources - Officer
Responsibilities
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of Performance Management Plans.
  • Maintained employee-related data bases.
  • Managed staff attendance, leave applications and absence forms in coordination with the head office.
  • Prepared staff time sheets and staff activity reports for the head office.
  • Prepared internal and external official correspondences.
  • Prepared job descriptions in consultation with the HR and other department manager’s.
  • Assisted staff with enquiries about visa’s, housing, shipping, payroll, banking and HR matters.
  • Advised management on changes to visas and health and safety regulations.
Al Nimran Est. Plastic & Carton - Human Resource Coordinator
United Arab Emirates
Specialties
All Rounder
Human Resources - Officer
Administrator
Responsibilities
  • Developed programs, procedures, and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Assisted with the establishment of an in-house employee training program that addressed the organisations training needs.
  • Recruited staff – advertised, interviewed, appointed.
  • Liaised with recruitment agencies for hiring of factory staff.
  • Provided assessment, information, advocacy, intervention and follow up services for staff.
  • Prepared employment contracts for all staff.
  • Processed staff payroll and time sheets.
  • Coordinated the absence management of staff and prepared evaluation reports.
  • Assisted with the implementation of the organisation’s safety and health programs.
Rehabilitation Centre - Rehabilitation Counsellor
Australia
Specialties
Counsellor
Rehabilitation Counsellor

Education and Qualifications

Year Qualifications Level Institution
2011 Other Unknown No
2008 - Psychology Other Unknown No
2004 Certificate - Business Certificate Unknown No
1995 Master of Psychology Other University of Madras No
1993 Bachelor of Psychology Other University of Madras No

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Advanced)
  • Excel (Advanced)
  • Power Point (Advanced)

System Skills

  • JeHDI (Advanced)