Information for stakeholders and potential RJCP providers

Report
Remote Jobs and Communities
Program (RJCP)
Community Information and Consultation Sessions
May – July 2012
Information for stakeholders and
potential RJCP providers
What is the Remote Jobs and
Communities Program (RJCP)
Community
Development
Fund
Remote Youth
Leadership and
Development
Corps
Employment
and
participation
service
Participation Account
Employer Engagement
Community Engagement
Community Action Plan
Why will RJCP will be better
than current services?
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More flexibility to accommodate local conditions
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More responsive to community needs
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Single provider - for the region
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Permanent presence of provider with strong links to
community
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Ensures that people are actively contributing to
community wellbeing
Overview – what does RJCP mean for
potential providers?
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Working closely with communities - Community Action
Plan
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More flexibility to service people in remote areas
based on community needs and local conditions
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Service fees and outcome payments - tailored to
remote service delivery circumstances
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New, flexible Participation Account
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Five (5) year funding – option for further extension of
up to five years
Community-based provider
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A key principle of RJCP is community ownership and
involvement
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Prospective providers must demonstrate strong connections
with communities in areas they will service and ability to
deliver place-based solutions
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Together, communities and providers will develop Community
Action Plans
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Employment and participation services that suits both the
needs of individuals and unique regional circumstances
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A local workforce development strategy designed to employ
and develop local people
Community Action Plans
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Community-based plans setting out employment,
economic and community development goals
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Developed by providers in partnership with communities
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Community members determine activities and services
needed to strengthen communities and build skills
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Will build on existing local plans where available e.g. Local
Implementation Plans (LIPs), current CDEP Community
Action Plans
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Ministerial approval for each plan
Community Development
Range of activities based on the Community Action Plan
that strengthen community capacity and build economic
and employment opportunities
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Economic and employment activities
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Participation and community activities
Enhancement of community capacity for self regulation and
advancement
Community Development Fund
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Source of capital grants for larger, systematic, strategic
projects that build community capacity
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Projects should be consistent with the direction of
Community Action Plans
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$240 million funding pool
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Allocation of funding determined by FaHCSIA and
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Employment and Participation Services
Place-based innovative solutions, not a combination of current
services
RJCP providers will deliver to individuals a range of services
including
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Determining the most appropriate assistance for individual
job seekers – no streams and prescribed levels of services
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Developing Individual Participation Plans
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Integrated case management
Employment and Participation Services
(cont.)
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Arranging community-based activities which link to the
Community Action Plan
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Arranging or providing training to job seekers relevant to
local employer/labour market requirements.
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Providing assistance into jobs and support to keep a job
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Assisting with travel and relocation where necessary
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Other individual services
Employment and Participation Services
for People with Disability
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Designing and delivering activities in line with each person’s
work capacity
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Set of activities supported by the community
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Participation Account to fund services for people with disability
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Services will include:
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Assistance for work-related equipment, modification and services
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the Supported Wage System – a workplace relations instrument
that allows participants with disability to be paid a productivitybased wage; and
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the National Panel of Assessors, which conducts a range of
assessments to support workplace modifications.
Linking with other service providers
Providers will facilitate connection (where available) to:
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Australian Apprenticeships Centres
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Australian Apprenticeship Access program
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Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP); and
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a range of other vocational, education and training
programs
Services to employers
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Support the employability of individuals over the long term
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Appropriate support and incentives for employers to take on job
seekers
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Support employers to deliver basic on-the-job training
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Mentoring and in-job support
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Work with employers to up-skill, match and place suitable
candidates
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Financial assistance to people with disability and their employers
for work-related equipment, modifications and services
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Facilitate activities that support economic development such as
intermediate labour markets and social enterprises
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Funding industry specific labour hire arrangements
Remote Youth Leadership and
Development Corps
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A new program for young people under 25
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Will provide 12,000 young people with a clear pathway to
employment
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9 to 12 month program - to facilitate a successful transition
into employment
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Work-experience in jobs in or near the local community
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Training at the Certificate II level and mentoring by local
leaders
Remote Youth Leadership and
Development Corps (cont.)
Providers will:
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Arrange work preparation activities and work experience
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Assist job seekers to overcome non-vocational barriers
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Develop links with employers to ensure job opportunities
for graduates
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Receive $7,700 per placement in the Youth Corps (9 to
12 months)
Participation requirements
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Job seeker compliance arrangements will be built on the
principles of No Show No Pay and immediate income
support payment consequences.
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Providers will ensure that job seekers understand their
obligations
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Timely reporting of non-attendance to Centrelink
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Ensures job seekers
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receive fair and appropriate servicing
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meet their participation requirements
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Encourages quick re-engagement
Payments
Providers will receive:
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Service level fees at levels that take account of barriers
faced by people in remote areas
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Outcome payments for people who achieve
employment, education and positive participation
outcomes
Payments – Service Fees
For initial registration, initial and subsequent assessments
(as needed) and managing assistance for job seekers
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$2,750 for each new participant; OR
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$2,750 for those who transition from JSA/DES/CDEP on
1 July 2013;
AND
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$2,200 for each participants on anniversary of
commencement
Payments – Job Placement Fees
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$385 for placement in job of 15-49 hours over no more
than 10 working days – for partial capacity to work job
seekers or with partial participation requirements
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$550 for placement in a job of at least 50 hours over no
more than 10 working days
Outcome Payments - Employment
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7 weeks employment in a 14 week period
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$825 for fully off benefit
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$1,100 for participants with partial work capacity working at their full
capacity level
13 weeks employment in a 26 week period
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$2,475 for fully off benefit (full outcome)
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$3,300 - partial work capacity full capacity level (full outcome)
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$550 for 60% off-benefit (pathway outcome)
26 weeks employment in a 52 week period
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$2,475 for fully off benefit (full outcome)
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$3,300 - partial work capacity at full capacity level (full outcome)
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$1,100 for 60% off-benefit (pathway outcome)
Outcome Payments – Education
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$275 for commencement in an accredited
education/training course
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$2,750 for successful completion of approved
education/training course
Payments – Participation outcome
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To support active participation $385 for completion of an
intervention to overcome a non-vocational barrier:
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counselling to overcome psychological barriers,
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drug and alcohol addiction program,
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mental illness interventions,
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counselling to deal with domestic violence/anger management
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All activities must be in the participant’s individual Participation
Plan
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One payment per job seeker per year
Participation Account
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A flexible funding pool for each provider
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On transition or on commencement
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$3,300 – for job seeker with partial work capacity
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$2,750 – for all other participants
On anniversary of commencement:
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$2,200 – for all job seekers
Funds day-to-day employment and community
development activities as set out in the Community Action
Plans and Individual Participation Plans
Provider Performance
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No star ratings
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Aimed at building the capability of communities and
providers to deliver services
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There will be 3 key performance indicators
1.
2.
3.
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Community engagement and participation
Employment and education
Quality
The basis of the measures of these indicators are
being developed and will be different for each region.
Procurement process
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One provider per Remote Service Region
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An open Expression of Interest process conducted by the
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace
Relations following the principles of
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Diversity and competition
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Efficient, effective and ethical use of resources
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Accountable and transparent assessment and selection processes
Assistance will be available to provide support to
organisations applying
Selection criteria
Selection criteria are being developed an may include:
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Demonstrated connection to the local community/region or an
established partnership with the local community/region including
capacity to
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deliver integrated case management services
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deliver meaningful community development and participation activities
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deliver job outcomes
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work in partnership to deliver the best results for communities
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capacity to establish on the ground presence in the region
Value for money
Timeline for selection of providers
August 2012:
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Expression of Interest process (EOI)
released on Austender
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EOI Information sessions for potential
providers
September 2012: • EOI closes
December 2012:
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Announcement of successful
providers
Contact details for procurement
Email:
espurchasing@deewr.gov.au
Hotline:
1300 733 514, 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
(Canberra time)
Website:
www.deewr.gov.au/esprocurement
IT system
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A new IT system will be developed by DEEWR to
support the RJCP service
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The current Employment Services IT system will be
adapted for the new program to ensure it is more
accessible in remote locations
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Providers will have access to both online and face to
face training on the new system before it is rolled out
Transition Arrangements
Transition arrangements will be carefully managed to
ensure:
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Timely movement of job seekers from existing
providers to new program providers
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Minimal disruption to existing participation activities
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Timely and effective communication processes about
the new arrangements and transition processes
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Effective service delivery on commencement by
building community and provider capacity
How will it affect me as a current
service provider?
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JSA, DES and CDEP providers will continue to deliver
services and projects as contracted or funded until
30 June 2013.
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From 1 July 2013 JSA, DES and CDEP will cease in
the Remote Service Regions and RJCP will start.
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From 1 July 2013, the IEP will cease in remote
locations with the exception of some residual activities
from pre-existing contracts.
Contacts
Email address for questions:
remoteservices@deewr.gov.au
Website for information:
www.deewr.gov.au/rsr
Purchasing email address:
espurchasing@deewr.gov.au
Thank you
Any Questions?

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