Vocational Rehabilitation Services Helping people with an injury, disability or health condition, find and retain employment
Disclaimer <ul><li>This information session relates to the Industry Alert for Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Purchas...
Australian Government funded  employment and related services for people with a disability <ul><ul><li>Job Network </li></...
Vocational Rehabilitation Services <ul><li>Provide a comprehensive services tailored to individual needs, combining  </li>...
Specialist rehabilitation <ul><li>Assists the job seeker </li></ul><ul><li>understand and manage their injury, disability ...
Employment assistance <ul><li>Assists the job seeker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prepare for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
How do Vocational Rehabilitation Services differ to Disability Employment Network? <ul><li>VRS programme focuses on assess...
What a Vocational Rehabilitation Services provider must do <ul><li>Meet the individual needs of the job seeker </li></ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Government commitment demonstrated by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>additional investment of $192 million over th...
Vocational Rehabilitation Services  <ul><ul><li>assists people on income support who are unable to work at   least 15 hour...
Client Eligibility and Referral <ul><li>Part III Division 1  Disability Services Act 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Referral throu...
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Client Group <ul><li>Mostly income support recipients </li></ul><ul><li>Primary disabil...
Performance Management Framework <ul><ul><li>Performance based funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key Performance Indi...
National Contract Management Framework <ul><li>Increasing performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving quality </li></ul></...
Service Delivery Framework <ul><li>Compliance with the Disability Services   Standards   set out in the  Disability   Serv...
New Providers <ul><li>Two year contracts from July 07 -June 09 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 percent of income support reci...
Proposed Purchasing Timetable <ul><li>August Exposure Draft </li></ul><ul><li>September  Request for Tender </li></ul><ul>...
Contact Details <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Services Enquiry </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 2. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Helping people with an injury, disability or health condition, find and retain employment
  2. 3. Disclaimer <ul><li>This information session relates to the Industry Alert for Vocational Rehabilitation Services – Purchasing Arrangements. </li></ul><ul><li>No reliance, for the purpose of tendering, should be placed upon any content of this information session or of the Industry Alert. </li></ul><ul><li>The content of the final Requests for Tender, when released, will supersede all and any information and material provided both at this information session and in the Industry Alert. </li></ul><ul><li>In conducting this information session the Commonwealth of Australia makes no representations or warranties of any kind, and accepts no liability whatsoever. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Australian Government funded employment and related services for people with a disability <ul><ul><li>Job Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disability Employment Network </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Support Programme </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Vocational Rehabilitation Services <ul><li>Provide a comprehensive services tailored to individual needs, combining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specialist rehabilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employment assistance </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Specialist rehabilitation <ul><li>Assists the job seeker </li></ul><ul><li>understand and manage their injury, disability or health condition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop and/or adopt new work styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>build work capacity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avoid re-injury </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Employment assistance <ul><li>Assists the job seeker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>prepare for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>work experience and training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>find work suitable to their capacity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>short term on - the - job support </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. How do Vocational Rehabilitation Services differ to Disability Employment Network? <ul><li>VRS programme focuses on assessment and building work capacity at the beginning of the programme </li></ul><ul><li>Client base </li></ul><ul><li>On the job support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A VRS client must be assessed as being able to work independently in the workplace with less than six months support </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. What a Vocational Rehabilitation Services provider must do <ul><li>Meet the individual needs of the job seeker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and implement individual intervention plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet regularly with job seekers to manage requirements of their activity agreement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote employment of people with a disability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work with the employer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><ul><li>Government commitment demonstrated by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>additional investment of $192 million over three years from 1 July 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>introduction of a new demand driven stream </li></ul></ul></ul>Australian Government funded Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  10. 11. Vocational Rehabilitation Services <ul><ul><li>assists people on income support who are unable to work at least 15 hours per week and have no requirement to look for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>approximately 23 225 new clients each year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assists people who have the capacity to work 15 to 29 hours per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>designed to assist an additional 36 600 people over the next three years </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Client Eligibility and Referral <ul><li>Part III Division 1 Disability Services Act 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Referral through Job Capacity Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>income support eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate employment or related service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate stream </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Vocational Rehabilitation Services Client Group <ul><li>Mostly income support recipients </li></ul><ul><li>Primary disability of all new job seekers referred in 2005 -06 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>physical 57.1 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>psychiatric and mental health 30.2 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>neurological and brain 5.5 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sensory and speech 3.1 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning, intellectual and autism 2.4 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other/diverse 1.7 per cent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average age of job seekers referred is 30 to 59 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>62.6 per cent male </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Performance Management Framework <ul><ul><li>Performance based funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Star ratings that provide the basis for comparative performance management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. National Contract Management Framework <ul><li>Increasing performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity and Compliance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship and Openness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Service Delivery Framework <ul><li>Compliance with the Disability Services Standards set out in the Disability Services Act 1986 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Service Guarantee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Code of Practice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. New Providers <ul><li>Two year contracts from July 07 -June 09 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 percent of income support recipients who cannot work at least 15 hours a week but choose to look for work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>up to 50 per cent of new demand driven stream </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>expected to assist around 22 000 people </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Proposed Purchasing Timetable <ul><li>August Exposure Draft </li></ul><ul><li>September Request for Tender </li></ul><ul><li>November Tenders Close </li></ul><ul><li>March 2007 Contracts Offered </li></ul>
  18. 19. Contact Details <ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Services Enquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Line: </li></ul>workplace.gov.au/ESPurchasing [email_address] 1300 733 514

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