Health and ability to work
We at Hämeenlinna’s employment services will help you forward if your state of health affects your job search and ability to work. You will get support to find solutions that suit you!
If you have an up-to-date medical statement, please show it to your personal coach in the employment services. The coach will provide you with support and information about your different possibilities, taking into account your health status. You can discuss with the coach what kind of work or training is right for you, whether you can continue in your current field or if you should consider changing your field, or what forms of support are available to you (e.g. work try-out, pay subsidy, subsidy for arranging working conditions). If necessary, the coach can direct you to Kela’s vocational rehabilitation, for example.
HEALTH EXAMINATION FOR THE UNEMPLOYED
If your health has not been checked for a long time or if you feel it has changed, you should get a health examination for the unemployed. If necessary, you will be referred to more detailed medical examinations and medical, professional or social rehabilitation.
As an unemployed jobseeker, you have the right to a free health examination. You can perform an online health examination in the Omaolo service. Follow the instructions you receive from the service. You can also make an appointment for a health examination directly from your own health centre.
REHABILITATIVE WORK ACTIVITIES
Rehabilitative work activities are social services provided by the city to unemployed jobseekers. Its purpose is to improve the client’s life management and create conditions for employment.
Rehabilitative work activities are organised by, for example, associations, foundations and city and state offices.
If you have been an unemployed jobseeker for a long time, have difficulty finding your place in the labour market and need special employment support measures, talk to your personal coach, social worker or social instructor about your opportunity for rehabilitative work activities. Before gaining access to rehabilitative work activities, an activation or multidisciplinary employment plan is drawn up with you, which agrees on the rehabilitative work activities, their objectives and the support you receive during them.
WORK ABILITY ASSESSMENT
The purpose of the work ability assessment is to find out and evaluate the work and functional abilities of clients aged between 18 and 63 years who are directed to the service by a written referral as well as their possibilities of rehabilitation and receiving a pension.
Discuss your situation with your personal expert, social worker or social instructor. If necessary, they will direct you to the work ability assessment by a separate written referral with your consent to the provision of the information attached.