A return to work service provider is a professional who has expertise in returning an injured work to work. They can be from diverse professional backgrounds, but are most commonly an allied health professional.
Return to work service providers are engaged by a case manager to perform a specific return to work function. These functions can include:
- conducting a fitness for work assessment
- performing a job analysis
- identifying suitable duties for an injured worker
- developing a graduated return to work plan (GRTWP)
A return to work service provider can also assist an injured worker to find temporary or permanent alternate work arrangements during the return to work process.
To discuss whether a return to work service provider can assist you or your injured worker, speak to the treating medical practitioner.
A CHG return to work service provider can be engaged through a referral from the case manager.