The Department of Social Services is funding the Individual Placement and Support Trial as part of the Australian Government’s Youth Employment Strategy to improve the educational and employment outcomes of young people with mental illness aged up to 25. Trials are being held at more than 20 selected headspace sites around Australia, with technical support implementing the IPS model provided by us here at IPS WORKS.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council has updated its language guide to educate people about appropriate language to use when communicating in mental health settings. It contains examples of appropriate words versus outdated words and positive sentence framing, and is well worth a read.
During job interviews you are now more likely to be asked 'behavioural' style questions, seeking examples and experiences. These can be tricky to answer and it's easy to become flustered and feel under pressure. This article we dug up provides some examples of commonly asked questions and how to answer them so you feel more prepared and confident.
The West Australian featured an IPS success story. Congratulations to the IPS program delivered in partnership between MAX Solutions and Osborne Park Adult Community Mental Health Services for supporting Pilot Vehdrehl to secure his dream job.
IPS WORKS has been contracted by the Department of Social Services to provide Individual Placement and Support (Fidelity Review) services to 14 participating headspace sites around Australia, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy.
The Department of Social Services has launched a Reference Group and a Discussion Paper to address issues with disability employment.
BECOMING the first metropolitan partnership to deliver a co-located Individual Placement & Support (IPS) service in Western Australia has meant Armadale Mental Health Services and ORS Group now offer jobseekers' living with mental health issues a significant advantage in realising their employment goals and potential.
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