Fiona SimsonNational Operations Manager - Recovery and Return to Work Services (Maternity Leave)

Professional Experience

Fiona has experience working as a Senior Rehabilitation Consultant, Psychologist and Managing Consultant within the workplace rehabilitation field, working with both compensable and non-compensable complex psychological injuries.

Fiona’s skills include collaboratively developing suitable return to work programs through liaison and discussion with treating practitioners, business managers and injured workers.  She is qualified in the administration, analysis and interpretation of various psychometric tools.

Fiona is highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of workplace rehabilitation services within the NSW WorkCover (SIRA) and Comcare schemes, assisting with developing claim strategies and injury management programs.  She is skilled in facilitating return to work strategies and programs (endorsing early intervention strategies) to support clients back into employment, both in same employer and new employer contexts.

Fiona has demonstrated assessment and interview skills, performing vocational assessments, early intervention assessments and initial assessments.

Fiona has highly developed account management techniques for a number of clients in her current role, being the “go to” person for referrals, queries and feedback. She has excellent communication skills, ensuring regular updates are provided to all parties to assist with supporting client’s recovery.

Fiona has experience in performing therapy and counselling services to clients through EAP (Employee Assistance Program), assisting with a range of psychological presentations and engaging a variety of evidence based therapies, keeping up to date with professional development and training.

Additionally, Fiona also has experience in the recruitment field, which developed her knowledge of local job markets, modern awards and the recruitment and selection model.

Qualifications

Fiona completed undergraduate studies including Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education)  at Canterbury University in New Zealand. Following this, Fiona completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University, Melbourne. Fiona is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She is also a WorkCover NSW Accredited Psychological Treatment Provider and holds a ComCare Accreditation.

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