Preparing for work

What do you need to do to prepare for work? How do you find out what type of work you can do?

CRS Australia can help to find a job that is a good match for you.

Back to topManaging your disability to get a job

A key part of your preparation to find work is how you manage your disability, injury or health condition.

Back to topOvercoming your concerns

CRS Australia understands the range of challenges you may face in getting a job. We can help address some of your concerns and we encourage you to discuss these concerns with your rehabilitation consultant.

Back to topMatching you to the right job

CRS Australia can help you choose a job that takes into account your:

  • skills and abilities
  • interests and preferences
  • education level
  • number of hours you are capable of working
  • unique factors that may impact on your ability to work.

Our aim is to assist you to find a job match that will enable you to get and keep a job in the long term.

Deciding on the right job is a process that may involve a number of services, such as:

  • vocational planning - to help you decide on the right job for you
  • labour market analysis - explores the availability of particular jobs in your area
  • work training placement - provides the opportunity to test job suitability within a workplace setting
  • undertaking a functional capacity evaluation - to measure your physical tolerances to work
  • workplace assessment - analysis of job tasks and their requirements.

Back to topGetting fit for work

If you have not worked for some time it will be important to look at increasing your physical capacity for work.

Increasing your fitness levels can help to decrease pain, increase confidence and build strength.

This may also increase the types and number of tasks you can do, leading to more job options.

CRS Australia services that can help you gain fitness for work are:

  • physical conditioning assessment/programme - exercise programs designed to meet the physical requirements of your job or job goal
  • functional capacity evaluation - to measure your physical tolerances for work
  • functional education - to learn safe physical and mental habits to maximise function and avoid injury and further aggravation
  • work training placement - provides you the opportunity to improve fitness and physical capacity within a workplace setting
  • Return to Work programme.

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Skilling up for work

Once suitable work options have been decided some training may be required to improve your skills in your chosen area of work.

This can include:

  • group sessions on resume development, interview skills, job search, communication and resolving conflict at work
  • work training placements
  • traineeships and apprenticeships
  • TAFE or other local agencies for short courses
  • volunteering in your local community.

Back to topDisclosure of your disability

There are pros and cons to disclosing your disability, injury or health condition to an employer.

There are benefits of providing information about your disability to potential employers. It is important to discuss this with your rehabilitation consultant.

See the JobAccess site for more information.

How we can help you get or keep a job