Authors: Jo Pengelly, QLD
Event: 2014 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings 2014
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Employment can play an important role in Recovery, so how does Recovery fit within Australian Government Disability Employment Services (DES) and when is a person with mental health concerns ready to work? The term ‘Jobready’ is common in the industry, but what is ‘Jobready’ and who ultimately makes that decision? Recovery suggests motivation is intrinsic, therefore the person is best placed to assess their ‘Jobreadiness’. In the context of DES however, where Agencies must meet Key Performance criteria and achieve Outcomes to maintain business allocations, ‘Jobready’ has a whole other definition.