The Job Search Service is a 13-week programme to help:
The programme involves:
The Job Search Service is based on group job search activities and was progressively rolled out across all Work and Income sites during the year ended June 2006. Enhancements were made to the Job Search Service in November 2009.
The Job Search Service has several components. Different modules provide clients with details of:
Clients are offered modules likely to address their needs as identified at their first assessment.
Clients applying for a work-tested benefit may be required to participate in the Job Search Service as a pre-benefit obligation. Clients applying for a non-work-tested benefit are also encouraged to attend.
The Job Search Service is not mandatory for all clients but may be assigned as a pre-benefit obligation.
A client may be supported in their job search activity through:
Assistance co-ordinated by a case manager may include:
The Job Search Service is a 13-week programme. Clients may be granted an Unemployment Benefit and complete a service plan agreement during this time.
The service plan sets out the actions the clients will take to:
Clients are required to undertake these activities based on their individual circumstances.
If a client is receiving an Unemployment Benefit at the conclusion of the Job Search Service, they are transitioned into Case Management Support. In Case Management Support, the client receives a more intensive job search service.