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Vocational Intervention Program

The Vocational Intervention Program (VIP) is a specialised employment services for people with traumatic brain injury in NSW; delivered by vocational rehabilitation providers in partnership with the NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program (BIRP) teams.

Location and contacts

Provider name

VIP sites

Funding stream

Contact Details

AimBig Employment

Port Macquarie

DES

Address: Suite 10 Level 1, 106 William St, Port Macquarie
Email: referrals@aimbigemployment.com.au
Web: www.aimbigemployment.com.au
Phone: 1300 034 997

ARMS – Advanced Rehab Management Service

South Western NSW

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: PO Box 1575 Griffith NSW 2680
Email: admin@advancedrehab.com.au
Phone: 02 6964 8995

atWork Australia

New England

DES

Address: 2/1a Bligh St, Tamworth
Outreach service: 39 Chandos St, Gunnedah
Email: contactDES@atworkaustralia.com.au
Phone: 1300 080 856

Blue File

Mid-Western NSW

LTC

Address: PO Box 1275 Bathurst NSW 2795
Email: bluefile@ix.net.au
Phone: 0429329872

CHESS

Mid North Coast
(Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie)

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: PO Box 1585 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Web: www.chessconnect.org.au
Phone: 1800 899 017

Disability Trust (WorkSkills)

Southern Illawarra

DES, NDIS

Address: 210 Shellharbour Rd, Warrawong NSW 2502
Email: info@skills.org.au
Phone: 4255 3100

Greenlight Human Capital

Sydney, Hunter, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: PO Box 182 North Ryde BC NSW 1670
Email: administration@greenlighthc.com.au
Phone: 1300 312 049

Keystone Professionals

Sydney

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: Unit 8/ 6 Chaplin Drive Lane Cove NSW 2066
Email: Admin@keystoneprofessionals.com.au
Phone: 02 94273030

MAX

Northern NSW, Sydney, Hunter, Illawarra

DES

Address: Level 7, 56 Railway Pde Burwood
Web: www.maxsolutions.com.au/find-work
Phone: 1800 625 350

Olympus Solutions

Sydney, Hunter

DES

Address: Suite 14/29-31 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista NSW  2153
Email: info@olympus.org.au
Web: abilityoptions.org.au
Phone: 1800 447 427

Penelope Peadon

Dubbo

CTP, LTC

Address: PO Box 96 Trangie NSW 2823
Email: penelopepeadon@gmail.com
Phone: 0438 107 602

Plan Rehab

Dubbo

LTC, CTP

Address: PO Box 1179 Dubbo NSW 2830
Email: sofieraad@gmail.com
Phone: 0457 411 756

Prestige Health

Sydney, New England, Northern

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: PO Box 59 Padstow NSW 2211
Email: info@phsa.com.au
Phone: 0488 292 490

RehabCo

South-Western NSW, Goulburn, Hunter, Illawarra, Mid-North Coast, Tamworth

LTC, NDIS, SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: PO Box 5253 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Email: referral@rehabco.com.au
Phone: 1300 575 652

Resource Life

Sydney, Illawarra

LTC

Address: PO Box 136 Thirroul NSW 2515
Email: admin@resourcelife.com.au
Phone: 0417133 309

Sureway

Dubbo

DES

Address: Shop 1- 24 Talbragar Street Dubbo NSW 2830
Email: info@sureway.com.au
Phone: 1300 787 392

The Personnel Group

South-Western NSW, Southern NSW

DES, NDIS

Address: Level 5, 111-113 Hume St Wodonga Vic 3690
Email: SFuller@personnelgroup.com.au
Phone: 0418463760

Tracks to Work

Sydney, Hunter

LTC

Address: PO Box 298 Sutherland NSW 1499
Email: admin@trackstowork.com.au
Phone: 0499 000 854

Verto

Mid-Western

DES

Address: 227 Howick Street, Bathurst
Email: desemployment@verto.com.au
Phone: 6330 0915

WorkFocus Australia

Mid-Western NSW, Dubbo

SIRA, CTP,
Other insurance

Address: Level 34, 31 Market Street, Sydney, 2000
Email: help@workfocus.com
Phone: 02 6361 6600

The pathways

  • Fast Track – early intervention pathway for people with opportunity to return to their pre-injury employer.
  • New Track – alternate employment pathway for people seeking re-training and job seeking assistance to obtain new work.

Key elements of the VIP

  • Local service partnerships between BIRP and vocational rehabilitation provider teams, to create referral channels, sharing of information and effective case coordination.
  • Acquired brain injury specific resources (such as service protocols, assessment tools, report and formats, etc.) which contributed to the development of expertise.
  • A client-centred and flexible approach to service delivery.
  • Opportunities for knowledge sharing across health, rehabilitation, disability and injury management agencies.

View the implementation report

Patient stories

Contact

Philippa McRae
Project Manager
philippa.mcrae@health.nsw.gov.au

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate

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