Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD)
The Vocational Intervention Program (VIP) is a pilot program
supporting people with an acquired brain injury to seek and obtain
sustainable employment. Work is a key measure of community
integration following brain injury.
Participants are engaged in one of two intervention streams:
- Fast track: Assists return to pre-injury place of employment
- New track: Explores new employment opportunities through
Under the Mid North Coast Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service/
CHESS partnership, 18 patients have engaged in the
program. Positive experiences relate to effective inter-agency
communication, sharing of expertise, responsive service delivery
and supportive employer networks.
An independent evaluation will determine the efficacy and costs/
benefits of the program to consider extending to other regions
and sustainability beyond the pilot funding period.