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Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Same Employer Services

Career Shift commences with an initial assessment identifying and summarising risks, barriers and current treatment and includes recommendations and goals for the return to work program. The initial assessment is accompanied by a clear and concise return to work plan, which guides the overall return to work outcome.

  • Initial Assessment
  • Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Work Site Assessment
  • Suitable Duties Plan
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Household Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Assessment

New Employer Services

Career Shift understands that returning to work with a new employer requires a sensitive, encouraging and inspiring approach. Our Vocational Consultants are highly experienced in seeking meaningful placements for clients from all industries. Career Shift has thousands of success stories of clients returning to work with new employers. 

  • Vocational Assessment
  • Career Counselling/Coaching
  • Transferable Skills Assessment
  • Labour Market Analysis
  • Job search assistance
  • Job search skilling and modules
  • Resumes and application assistance
  • Interview coaching
  • Canvassing
  • Host and permanent placement
  • Physical Work Performance Evaluations (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Pre-employment Assessment
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomic Assessment

Pre-employment Services

  • Physical Work Performance Evaluation (PWPE)/Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Aptitude testing
  • Personality profiling
  • Vocational Assessment

Outplacement Services

Career Shift specialises in transition and vocational guidance, assisting injured and institutionalised participants to secure meaningful and realistic employment.

Vocational Counselling and Job Readiness Programs
  • Over 20 years of experience transitioning injured, ill and unemployed participants to return to work
  • Career Shift has assisted thousands of people to transition to a model of self-management, independent functioning and sustainable employment
  • Personalised coaching and vocational programs
  • Assist participants to own and plan for a positive and productive career
  • High participation / engagement rates
  • Programs surround participants with a team of transition experts
  • Address institutionalised mindset and barriers through mentoring
  • Holistic coaching including identity, career, health, family and future goals
  • Specialists in new employer placement
  • Employer networks driving return to work outcomes
  • Allied Health team support
Tier 1 Package
  • CV development and cover letter
  • Job readiness coaching
Tier 2 Package
  • Vocational counselling and goal development
  • Career interest profile
  • Transferrable skills assessment
  • Labour market research and industry trend reports
  • Short term training and skill improvement
  • Develop targeted CV and branded application material
  • Address mindset barriers
  • Job readiness and interview coaching
  • Recommendations to employers
Add on Services Available
  • Handpicked employment opportunities
  • Reverse marketing / canvassing for host
  • Negotiate and monitor work placements in new employment


Success Stories

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Tony’s background in Naval Police and passion for investigations work ensures that his skills will add value in a government maritime investigations team when he commences a three month work trial from 13th July 2020.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Casey is looking forward to testing his capacity through a host placement from July 2020 in a varied role within a car racing company, participating in administration, promotions/marketing and general workshop duties.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Luis will commence a Work Trial from June 2020 with a construction management organisation in North Lakes, providing him with practical experience while he studies his Diploma. Note all parties appropriately demonstrating social distancing practices for this photo!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Steven’s trade background will add value to a large Queensland facilities management and building services organisation during a Work Trial from 1 June 2020.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Matthew has proven his capacity, contribution and value through completion of a successful work trial which as resulted in an offer of employment. Matthew commences his new full time role from May 2020.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Jason’s work history consists of Process Work and Warehousing. Jason has commenced Certificate III in Disability Support.  Jason has also secured a Work Trial in the community service sector working with people who have a disability. Start date will be in July. The host employer stated that Jason made a “great impression” and are hoping for a very successful placement. 

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Michelle has over 30 years experience as a Chef.  Michelle’s goal was to change careers and has a vocational goal of being a Property Manager.  Michelle has commenced a Diploma in Property Management. Michelle has successfully completed the first 7 units of her course and is now in the process of finalising her registration. Career Shift has secured a Work Trial to help her obtain work experience in the real estate industry.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Maddy was unable to return to her employment, however she was interested working in a school setting as she has a passion for the health and fitness industry.  Maddy has secured casual employment as a Netball Coach, training students form an all-girls high school. Maddy aims to commence employment towards the end of July.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Olly came to Career Shift as a 60 year male who had held the same job for 17 years and had never had to job seek, until now.  He was unable to return to his previous role as a Boat Repairer, however  Career Shift facilitated his transition to car panel beating.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Paul has a strong history of volunteer work in community and veteran mental health and is looking forward to commencing a work trial in May/June, facilitating and coordinating programs for men across South East Queensland.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coen presented with a niche military skill set and was unclear on his place in the civilian labour market. He is looking forward to commencing his first work trial in May/June, working from home during COVID-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

To aid capacity development and return to work following injury, Alexander is completing a host program in March-June sorting parts from electronic goods to be recycled and reused!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Following graduation from a Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) at TAFE, Isaac will further develop his skills and confidence through a work trial with a large transport network corporation from January 2020.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Ben has been offered an opportunity to live his passion through a work trial within a large automotive sales group, assisting with photography, videography, editing and production of digital imagery for the marketing team.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Raymond is looking forward to testing his goal to be a Paramedic through an event medic work trial with a Brisbane-based consulting company from November 2019.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Graham will be utilising his transferrable skills from 11 years as a defence Electronics Systems Technician through a work trial with a family owned biomedical equipment servicing company from October 2019.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Jason is looking forward to providing administrative and systems support through a work trial in the defence industry from October 2019.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Steve is looking forward to returning to work in October 2019 via work trial with a Brisbane-based construction management organisation, in a position that will utilise his building and construction knowledge and experience.

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