Videsha SamaNational Operations Manager - Recovery and Return to Work Services (Maternity Leave)

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

  • Resilience in the workplace: How it helps with recovery from psychological injury

    Workplaces can be unpredictable, challenging and stressful environments. They can truly test an individual’s mental health. But there are ways to strengthen and enhance how people ride out these waves of difficulty. The answer is resilience-building interventions, which over the last several years have become integral to every stage of an organisation’s well-being journey.

    June 29, 2022
  • How empowering staff can help improve and sustain their mental health and recovery

    The idea of resilience has taken on greater significance in recent times. Over the last two years, organisations have had to adapt rapidly to a host of challenges and continue to grapple with how they can remain profitable and resilient through current and future risks.

    June 20, 2022
  • Psychological Rehabilitation Case Study: Bill  

    Our most recent case study comes from Resilia rehabilitation consultant, John Harpham, who has demonstrated his utmost hard work and dedication to support his client with a proactive return to work strategy, that has led him to successfully supporting his client back to work. 

    May 5, 2022
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