Tools and resources
Forms and information for Return to Work Coordinators
Provides details regarding the legal requirements of the Coordinator function and the support and assistance employers must provide in order to ensure a Coordinator can effectively perform the role.
This form needs to be completed when a new or replacement Return to Work Coordinator joins your organisation. This form should only be submitted to ReturnToWorkSA if the person being appointed has already undertaken the required certification training with proof of certification. To become certified, visit Return to Work Coordinator certification training.
Resources for the workplace
An injury pack is a great resource to have available to Return to Work Coordinators, workers, managers and leaders following injury. To get you started, we have included an editable injury checklist, medical authority, information for worker handout and letter to doctor.
Employers are required to have a procedure which explains how injury, recovery and return to work will be managed within the workplace. This template is a great guide as to what should be included, however should be tailored to the way your organisation works.
It’s important that your workplace knows who the appointed Return to Work Coordinator is. Print and display these posters at all your worksites and include it as part of the Injury pack. Hard copy posters can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guide has been designed to help Return to Work Coordinators manage and assist a worker with a psychiatric injury. It provides an overview of the impact of psychiatric injuries and claims arising from work and information to support recovery and return to work.
Support programs for injured workers
Provides workers with a pending or accepted claim access to eight free mental health coaching sessions if they are not already accessing psychological treatment. Discuss this program with your worker and speak to your claims manager regarding approval of the service.
Provides support to workers after surgery to help them with rehabilitation to achieve the best possible recovery. Speak to your claims manager regarding approval of the service.
Provides support to workers who are nearing the end of their income support or are experiencing personal and social issues which are causing barriers to return to work. The ReCONNECT service connects workers with appropriate community services and can be accessed directly by the worker or referred for by the employer or claims manager. A conversation with the worker about this service is encouraged before referral.
Other online resources
ReturnToWorkSA provides all South Australian Return to Work Coordinators with a free subscription to the Return to Work Matters website. The website has hundreds of tools and resources to increase a Coordinator’s knowledge and implement best practice management to manage injuries, return to work and wellbeing within the workplace.
Coordinators will have access to:
- articles on a wide range of topics
- collection of tools and templates
- live and pre-recorded webinars with Industry experts
- e-learning portal – a collection of self-paced video modules covering various topics, with a certificate of completion issued.
Learn more about this valuable resource and the best way to navigate it by viewing our Getting the most out of Return to Work Matters webinar.
Stay up to date with the latest news in return to work
Return to Work Coordinators have access to a free newsletter, keeping them up to date on industry news, tips, and relevant topics. Previous editions are available to read.
A closed Facebook group for Return to Work Coordinators which provides information and updates regarding return to work and mentally healthy supports and services, including upcoming training opportunities.