PGAP

Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is a treatment program that help workers who have been injured on the job to recover by increasing their activity. Clients meet with an Activity Coach once a week for a maximum of 10 weeks. Initial stages focus on structured activity to help the client resume activities. Final stages focus on activities that facilitate reintegration into the workplace.

Participation in PGAP can:

  • Lead to an increase in quality of life
  • Facilitate return to work
  • Prevent long-term disability
  • Promote re-integration into life-role activities
  • Reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress

Workers may qualify for PGAP if…

  • They have not returned to work, around 4 weeks after the date of injury
  • They have not improved with early interventions such as active physical therapy
  • Surgery is not likely in the near future

Achieve Consulting Team has two PGAP Consultants on Staff.

April Jacobsen
BA, CDMS, PGAP:
Vocational Consultant/Rehab Counselor

april@achieveconsultingteam.com

April Jacobsen has been providing vocational rehabilitation services with Achieve Consulting Team, Inc. since January of 2013. April is also a Certified Disability Management Specialist, a PGAP Consultant, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in psychology. Her education also focused on Social Entrepreneurship. April volunteered her time with the Habitat for Humanity chapters for approximately three years where she served on multiple committees and assisted on-site in building homes. Additionally, April provides case management, vocational rehabilitation, detailed Job Analyses, Eligibility Evaluations and labor market research. April is available to provide services to all of Western Washington; primarily in the city of Olympia and surrounding areas such as Tacoma, Seattle and Bremerton.

Kimberley North
MA, CDMS, ABVE-D, PGAP:
Vocational Consultant/Rehab Counselor

kim@achieveconsultingteam.com

Ms. North is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Evaluator with a background in special education. She has conducted job analyses in various sectors of the economy for the past 9 years. She has extensive experience in ADA requirements for individuals with learning disabilities as well as job modifications for workers returning to post-injury employment. She has a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from Saint Martin’s College. She holds a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership and master level certification in human resource management and organizational development from Chapman University. She is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington State Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

A doctor’s approval is needed to begin PGAP. Referral form can be found here.

Learn more about PGAP here