DVA Services

DVA Services

DVA Services

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Carfi provide a range of services for Veterans of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in liaison with the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). Rehabilitation and case management services are provided by our experience team who have a thorough, informed and robust understanding of psychological injury, the risks associated with mismanagement of psychological injury and evidence-based rehabilitation interventions that are effective in supporting ADF veterans. 

Carfi’s experienced team of consultants specialising in providing DVA rehabilitation services, are motivated to support veterans to achieve their medical management, psycho-social and vocational goals. Carfi consultant work closely with the veteran and their treatment team to take an evidence based approach to support veterans to restore functioning or achieve their highest possible level of functioning and improve their quality of life

There are three types of rehabilitation support that DVA clients can access:

Medical management rehabilitation

Medical management rehabilitation is provided to support veterans to manage their treatment and health needs. This process could involve supporting the veteran to identify their treatment needs and engages and relevant health services.

Medical management rehabilitation services are usually provided when it has been identified that a veteran is experiencing difficulty managing and engaging with their treatment.

Psychosocial rehabilitation

The aim of psychosocial rehabilitation is a to support veterans to overcome barrier to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

The development and engagement of psychosocial intervention in a rehabilitation program is based on professional advice from the veteran’s treating health practitioners. 

Vocational rehabilitation

Carfi’s vocational services model is based on the idea of transitioning the injured client from restriction/injury/disability to job placement through:

• vocational counselling
• preparation work to resolve ambivalence
• challenge and reverse invalidity beliefs regarding their work capacity
• confidence building / motivational interviewing
• skills and capacity development
• engagement with the treating practitioners
• independent job seeking skills training
• post placement support services to achieve sustainability.

The Case Management Program aims to provide additional support to veterans that includes clinical care, case management and a single point of contact to selected “at risk” veterans transitioning to civilian life who present with significant mental health and social wellbeing issues.