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'Against the odds': the King Street Job Centre: an evaluation /

by Brewer, Graeme | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: October 1978Description: 97p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

'Swimming upstream' : young people and service provision under Job Services Australia /

by Rose, Jen | Youth Affairs Council of Victoria | Morstyn, Lisa | Tudehope, Alice.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Youth Affairs Council of Victoria 2011Description: 44 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography : p. 42-44 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: YACVic has examined the provision of employment services to vulnerable or disadvantaged young people under the Job Services Australia (JSA) program. We have chosen to research this area because of the high rates of youth unemployment in Australia. As of June 2011, young people aged between 15 and 24 years were experiencing an unemployment rate of 11.0 per cent, significantly higher than that of the broader Australian community (4.9 per cent). Our report seeks to assess whether the JSA program is currently meeting the needs of young people in Australia. The report confirms the importance of all generalist and specialised youth JSA service providers adopting best practices when working with young people seeking employment. In addition, the report recommends that the JSA program provides greater recognition of social or non-vocational outcomes achieved by JSA providers for vulnerable young people and that the JSA program encourage JSA providers to adopt an integrated, flexible and highly individualised approach when working with vulnerable young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"It is like they just don't trust us" : balancing trust and control in the provision of disability employment services /

by Nevile, Ann | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lohmann, Rosemary.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Crawford School of Economics and Government 2011Description: xi, 80 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 The research underlying this report was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Jobs Australia, ACE National and the Brotherhood of St Laurence were Industry Partners in this research and provided both financial and practical support. INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This research project provides an independent mid-term review of the new contracting arrangements introduced on 1 March 2010. In doing so, it takes up the question as to whether closer alignment to the funding arrangements used in mainstream employment services where design principles broadly derive from agency theory, allows disability employment service providers to meet the government?s goal of ?effective?tailored services that are flexible and responsive? (Australian Government, nd).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

10 forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Ball, Colin | Jobs Australia | Lam, May (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2008Description: 60 p. : ill.Notes: Editing and introduction by May LamSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or the skills leading to employment. The organisations are strikingly diverse, operating in remote locations and urban centres, serving people of all ages and backgrounds and delivering a range of employment, training, environment and community services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

10 more forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Wren, Toni | Jobs Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2010Description: 70 p. : ill.Other title: 10 more forces at work.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of 10 nonprofit community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or skills leading to employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A job network for job seekers . /

by Murray, Phil.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Catholic Social Services Australia 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.catholicwelfare.com.au/system/files/CSSA_Job_Network_Discussions_Paper_2.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:34:02 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new Australian model of social inclusion and employment services. Address to The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians Conference, Melbourne, 27 September 2007 /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 7 p.Other title: The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Address to The Social and Economic Imperative : Tapping the Potential of Disadvantaged Australians Conference, Melbourne, 27 September 2007.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

A study of language and communication between advisers and claimants in Work Focused Interviews /

by Drew, Paul | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions | Toerien, Merran | Irvine, Annie | Sainsbury, Roy.

Publisher: Norwich, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 229-230 A report of research carried out by the Social Policy Research Unit and the Department of sociology/the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication and at the University of York on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The primary aim of the study was to identify those techniques and styles used by advisers during Work Focussed Interviews (WFIs) that were most effective in moving people closer to work, and to make recommendations concerning effective practice in WFIs. The findings highlight the importance of an interview style that is collaborative, directive, pro-active, positive and challenging. This report presents the findings of an in-depth qualitative study - carried out by the Social Policy Research Unit and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language & Communication at the University of York - of WFIs between Personal Advisers and claimants in Jobcentre Plus offices, and a comparison with WFIs in private sector Employment Zone (EZ) offices. Over 180 scheduled WFIs were (mostly video) recorded in Jobcentre Plus and EZ offices in four areas of the country, involving three claimant groups, those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance, incapacity benefits and Income Support for lone parents.Availability: (1)

A window into the future : lessons from the Jobs Pathway Programme : case studies. /

by Kellock, Peter | Bruce, Colin.

Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W.Website : http://www.dsf.org.au 2000Description: 49 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/57.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:49 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Activation strategies and the performance of employment services in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom . /

by Tergeist, Peter | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Grubb, David.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/32/22/37848464.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:35:50 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing barriers for jobless families /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 58 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: This report presents an overview of jobless families in Australia. In June 2010 there were 310,000 jobless families with children under 15 years in Australia and 580,000 children under 15 living in jobless families. Compared with other OECD countries, Australia has a relatively high rate of children living in jobless families. In 2007, according to the latest available international comparisons, Australia had the fourth highest rate of children living in jobless families within the OECD.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of the challenges facing African refugee communities in the Australian workforce : findings from a qualitative study of Sudanese and Liberian refugees in South Australia /

by Atem, Paul Gal | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Assisting young unemployed people : directions for employment services. /

by MacDonald, Helen.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Background paper for national job creation /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2002; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2002Description: 24 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: As part of the Sambell Oration presented by the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence on 17 October 2002. Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-24) See also: [B11113] 2002 Sambell Oration : `Making Australia a poverty-free zone'.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Bluestone streetworks : local employment development /

by Becker, Tony | Neighbourhood Employment Development Program : Williamstown.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Employment Committee 1980; Brotherhood of St Laurence 1980Description: 28 p. : table.Other title: Bluestone streetworks : neighbourhood employment development.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1980. Sponsored by Victorian Employment Committee and the Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Can we estimate the impact of the choices package in pathways to work? /

by Adam, Stuart | Bozio, Antoine | Emmerson, Carl.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Centre for Work and Learning, Yarra : evaluation report June 2012

by Horn, Michael | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Work and Learning.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012 Summary: The evaluation of the Centre for Work and Learning Yarra, a demonstration project to test innovative place-based approaches to promote work and learning opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers, found that successful elements included client personal support matched to skills development and job opportunities, while challenges included labour market barriers and governance and contractual requirements. The findings point to weaknesses in current employment assistance and to potential reforms for more effective pathways to work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choice and voice in welfare reform /

by Lam, May | Ingeus Centre for Policy Reform.

Publisher: London, U.K. Igneus Centre for Policy Reform June 2008Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As the UK Government seeks to outsource welfare-to-work service provision more comprehensively, it faces some serious challenges in engaging and supporting a diverse range of long-term benefits claimants. In this context, there is a powerful case to be made for introducing more user choice and voice in welfare-to-work services: to improve service design, performance measurement and contractor accountability. ; (from Executive summary)Availability: (1)

Comments on the Exposure Draft of Employment and Related Services 2005. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2005Description: 6p.,PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005Summary: These comments are provided in response to the Exposure Draft of Employment and Related Services released by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations in August 2005. We have commented specifically on the Job Network (JN), the Personal Support Programme (PSP) and Disability Open Employment Services (DOES). Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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