From 2- 6 June a collaborative Jam session with rehabilitation
and return to work coordinators around the state was held to help
us better understand the needs and challenges that face your role
within the scheme.
The Q-COMP Jam wasn't an ordinary survey or forum, it was an
interactive online event where rehabilitation and return to work
coordinators proposed creative ideas, debated and discussed the
challenges they face.
We will be using these ideas to develop and refine our education
and communication programs, and to invest in the development of new
tools and resources.
Thanks to all who contributed.
Participants will go into the draw to win one of five $100 gift
vouchers and we will announce the winners and will report back to
you with the ideas and outcomes of the Q-COMP Jam in our next
We received some great feedback and we would like to share with you
one participants feedback who wittingly compared the jam jar he
received as a promotional item for the event to the return to work
Each time I used the jam, it made me think how suitable it was
as a tool, and how I could relate it to rehabilitation.
Full and unopened, the bottle of jam represented a healthy fit
worker full of opportunity to give of itself.
After the jar was opened and consumed, this was akin to an
injured worker where the diminished jam represented less content to
offer, and a worker not being able to offer what he/she had done
When the contents were gone this was like, a worker reaching
the stage of needing rehabilitation and possible retraining, but it
needed someone to assist by refurbishing the jar.
The refreshed / cleaned jar is now ready to take on a new role,
be it as returning to its previous role as a jar for home made jam
or a totally new role - possibly to hold spice or
....and each side of the bottle's hexagonal shape shows there
different facets to rehabilitation.
Thanks to all who have contributed and we will report back to you
in our next edition with the results.