Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators play an important role in coordinating the support provided to injured employees during their recovery. Coordinators consult with the injured employee, treating doctor/s, health care professionals, supervisor and the relevant insurer (eg. WorkCover or QSuper) to negotiate suitable duties and develop rehabilitation plans. Their role is further defined in section 99B of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulations 2003.
Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators in schools and regional offices can access consultancy support, guidance and advice from the Senior Injury Management Consultant/s in their regional office. Coordinators located in Central Office/CBD locations can access consultancy support, guidance and advice from the Organisational Health Unit in Central Office.
All schools and workplaces are required by the department to have a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator at each school/workplace, or for small schools/workplaces, access to a Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator. Information is available on training for rehabilitation and return to work coordinators.
The workplace rehabilitation roles and responsibilities of Principals and Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators (RRTWCs) are outlined in the RRTWC Checklist 282K. A number of functional job requirement reports have been developed for the Department to provide greater detail of the physical and psychological demands of specific positions.
Further details on the department's rehabilitation processes are available in the Department's Workplace Rehabilitation Procedure .
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This page was last reviewed on 27 Jul 2012