Videsha SamaNational Operations Manager - Recovery and Return to Work Services

Professional Experience

Videsha has worked as a Psychologist, Senior Rehabilitation Consultant, Team Leader within the workplace occupational rehabilitation industry. She has experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services within a variety of schemes including NSW WorkCover, Comcare, CTP, DVA, ADF and Life Insurance. She further has clinical experience working as a Psychologist in the private setting as well as providing support to employers in managing employees mental health and other related medical conditions that impact on their functioning at work. Videsha has gained experience working in claims management as a Senior Case Manager with EML TMF in their police portfolio managing severe psychological injuries.

Videsha has had ten year’s rehabilitation experience working in the compensation sector, working with a wide range of individuals suffering from physical as well as psychological health conditions and injuries. She has extensive experience in conducting Vocational Assessment, Earning Capacity Assessments, Psychological Assessments and developing rehabilitation programs to assist clients with injury or illness to achieve their recovery goals. She further has experience in providing psychological treatment and vocational counselling to clients to assist them with managing various psychological conditions and managing return to work barriers to help them to accept and adjust to life following injury.

Videsha is focused on understanding the needs of all parties involved and with open and collaborative communication with all stakeholders, she aims to achieve timely return to work outcomes that are sustainable. She ensures that rehabilitation programs are individualised and tailored to the needs of the parties involved and are within the best practice guidelines. By promoting the health benefits of work and being proactive in assisting clients in a genuine, empathic, non-judgemental and helpful manner she is able to aid their recovery and assist them to achieve their recovery and return to work goal.

Qualifications

Videsha has a Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Health Science (Health Services Management) from the University of Western Sydney. Videsha is also a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

publications

  • A letter to our clients

    Dear Resilia Clients – past and present, Anxious, stressed and chronically isolated – the ramifications of lockdown and restrictions in relation to COVID-19 are set to challenge our wellbeing. That’s why R U OK? Day is an important reminder that everyday should be R U OK? Day. For our clients who are already vulnerable due

    September 10, 2020
  • How do I do a “functional assessment” on a psychological injury claim?

    “Ms Brown* can lift up to 5 kg with her right arm, squat occasionally, and not sit for more than 25% of the work day…”

    July 3, 2020
  • COVID-19: How can workers in recovery maintain momentum

    Recovery from a mental health setback can be hard at the best of times, so how can we support people in maintaining momentum in their recovery with a pandemic going on? JOHN HARPHAM, provides invaluable advice for keeping recovery on track.

    April 7, 2020
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