How is WorkReturnsSM different from Vocational Rehabilitaion or Work Hardening Programs?
Vocational rehabilitation programs assist people in finding jobs or changing careers. Work Hardening Programs focus on increasing an employee’s stamina so that they will have the energy and endurance to return to work. In contrast, WorkReturnsSM addresses the psychological issues that prevent employees from returning to work. Some employees resist going back to work because they are afraid they will not be able to do their jobs any longer. WorkReturnsSM addresses this fear directly in group or individual consultation, gives clients skills to overcome their fear, and supports them in transitioning back to the work place.