ABOUT US | Our Team
12 years Industry Experience
Our experience is that quality staff, will often seek out quality companies…
Work Rehab has an uncommonly low staff turnover rate and this is something we are extremely proud of. We have instilled sound processes to ensure further growth is sustained and staff recruitment and retention remains of the highest quality, thus enabling high quality service provision.
Our current team comprises of 46 Rehabilitation Consultants across Qld, NSW, ACT, SA, WA and Tas, ranging in industry experience from 5 to 25 years. Our senior staff each hold a minimum of 13 years experience in the field of occupational rehabilitation. We are passionate about the work we do.
13 years is the average in industry experience among our Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Human Resources and Employment Services Consultants.
Work Rehab have three nationally accredited mediators in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide who can offer services to these states and Canberra if required. These staff have post graduate qualifications in Psychology and additional nationally accredited training in mediation and conflict resolution.
Our employed allied health staff are all encouraged to attend a 2 day PTSD Workshop each year and other suitable CPD events.
We do regular feedback surveys with our staff, have annual team building events for all staff interstate and regular team meetings at local levels to ensure we are listening to them – they are our greatest asset.
At Work Rehab we value diversity. Amongst our staff we have an avid camel racer, power lifter, internet dater, marathon runner, scuba diver, static line jumper, surfer, netball mum, golfer, sky diver(s), wind surfer, triathaloner, photographer, tap dancer and one time ostrich racer!.
Director, Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, BscPsych, BAppSc(Hons) (OT)
She completed a Bachelor degree in Psychology at Wollongong University in 1995 and subsequently an Honours degree in Occupational Therapy in 2004 at the University of Western Sydney.
She is a full member of both OT Australia and ASORC (Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors) and has been working within the field of Occupational Rehabilitation for more than 15 years, in both NSW and QLD.
With her combination of qualifications, Jacqui has been able to perform all assessing aspects including FCEs, WPAs, ADL and Vocational Assessments within Comcare, Workcover (most states) self-insured, CTP and Income Protection jurisdictions. Combined with strong case management skills and a holistic approach to achieving clear goals for her clients, Jacqui has an astounding record of successful client outcomes, appealing to all stakeholders in the injury management process.
With this experience behind her, Jacqui launched Work Rehab in 2011 and has developed the business into a strong and thriving business.
Jacqui was one of 2 Finalists in the 2016 ARPA Awards for both the Outstanding Leadership award the Innovation in RTW awards.
In addition to our core business of occupational rehabilitation, in the past few years Jacqui has developed a strong relationship with the DVA and a particular interest in the vocational rehabilitation and care of our ex-military clients. In addition to this she is passionate about working with employers to achieve holistic plans for the health and well-being of their staff.
Jacqui manages the clinical aspects of the business, supervising staff as well as undertaking medico-legal work.
Image details: Taken at Admiralty House (1 April 17) by invitation of The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, Patron of Assistance Dogs Australia and Jacqui Keys, Director Work Rehab.
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National Account Manager, Occupational Health Nurse BSc(Hons) OHN,RN
Sue has worked extensively with our ex-military clients providing proficient case management and RTW services. Prior to working with the DVA, Sue worked as a rehabilitation case manager within the ADF so has an understanding of these processes prior to the transition to the DVA.
Sue has experience in conducting workplace risk assessments, recommendations and solutions, pre-employment health questionnaires, health education programmes, return to work rehabilitation programmes. Sue has previously held roles with smaller boutique and multi-national corporations as an Occupational Health Advisor, specialising in attendance management/rehabilitation programmes, setting up occupational health clinics, policy writing and implementation, workstation assessments, compliance with current legislation and best practice standards.
Sue has been involved in initiating and delivering a quality health screening/medical surveillance programme, health related risk assessments including dust monitoring, and delivering manual handling training.
Sue is passionate about supporting our staff, our customers and our clients. As a team leader and manager Sue supports our outstanding staff and ensures quality and consistency using a positive approach and humour whenever possible. She is proud to be the DVA Account Manager as well as identifying business needs and nurturing relationships with our customers.
Image details: Sue Ellis, Rehabilitation Manager & Gerard Ivinson, Managing Director at Ergonomic Workstation Products. Sue proudly accepting Nicole French’s “Certificate of Recognition Award”. On the night, Sally Dymocks “Best New Starter Award”, ARPA QLD 2017.
Kay Clark of Work Rehab also received “Outstanding Consultant Award” runner up “Outstanding Return to Work Achievement” went to Nicole French.
Interesting extracts from our staff Bio’s…
Penny has excellent communication skills, is passionate about assisting people to achieve their full potential, and where possible to return to work in suitable and sustainable employment. Penny is skilled in conducting Vocational Assessments and providing Vocational Counselling to produce achievable and practical job goals with each client. She has a high success rate with return to work outcomes.
Penny also specialises in complex case management, and is skilled with working with clients with complex needs to identify barriers and implement strategies to improve their quality of life. She enjoys exceeding both client and company expectations via an inclusive approach
Fiona is a consummate professional and a holistic Occupational Therapist who genuinely cares for her clients and works hard to achieve successful outcomes. She strives to undertake continued professional development to ensure a high level of service provision particularly in the areas of Functional Capacity Evaluation, Pre-employment screening, Workplace Assessment, Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal injuries, Medico-legal work, Goal setting and Complex claims management.
Whilst working extensively with clients of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Johanna also delivers group education on living skills to Veterans and their families.
Johanna completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy), has experience in home modification, equipment prescription, assessing individual levels of independence, and knowledge of a broad range of medical conditions and how they impact individuals’ lives and ADLs.
Johanna is experienced in administering assessments including LOTCA and mini mental, working with referrers, community groups, home mods specialists and other treating health practitioners.
Sally can work with people of various ages, backgrounds and abilities and has a passion for helping others. She brings extensive case management experience and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, successfully assisting clients in achieving their goals.
Whilst Sally is an Exercise Physiologist by trade, she is also very skilled at vocational rehabilitation and has a particular interest in assisting different / different goal oriented cases on the RTW hierarchy spectrum
Amanda’s experience in this role has encompassed work in the fields of small, medium and large private enterprise, in addition to state and federal government organisations.
Amanda has a strong interest in delivering occupational rehabilitations services to rural Australians and encouraging university students to practice in rural and remote locations.
Janet is an exceptional rehabilitation consultant with all round experience for psychological and physical claims management. Janet has worked across the broad spectrum of the injury management field which enables her to make confident decisions and assist with clear goal setting and attainment.
Kate has an interest in Manual Handling Risk Assessment and has assisted large employers with development of Job Dictionaries and Task Analysis. Kate is an accredited Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologist.
For more info…
Full bio’s and profiles are available on request for all of our valued staff members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.