Psychological services for job seekers
Psychological services can assist job seekers in becoming work ready and achieve employment outcomes. Psychological services can be used to overcome barriers for the long term unemployed population. Training and assistance on psychological issues are also needed to support the Employment Services sector more broadly.
There are a range of psychological services that target job seekers. These include clinical assessments, which assess an individuals psychological wellbeing and possible mental health barriers to employment. These many barriers may include depression, anxiety, psychotic illness, and drug and alcohol issues, anger management, relationship issues, low self-esteem and motivation.
Clinical intervention and treatment such as counselling may help job seekers who have been identified to have personal and or psychological challenges that impact upon their ability to obtain work and retain employment. Psychologist can provide employment consultants and other JSA staff with support to develop strategies to assist in working with challenging jobseekers.
Psychological services for job seekers will be addressed at the Long Term Unemployment conference at the Gold Coast in August 2014.Long-Term Unemployment Conference 2014 A national conference focusing on at risk groups for Long-Term Unemployment will be held on 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise URL: www.longtermunemployment.org.au Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 An initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, an incorporated non-government, not for profit organisation. Call for papers for the Long Term Unemployment conference close 31 March 2014 Early Bird ends 7th July 2014