Transition to Work Assessments Guideline

All Participants should have an accurate Assessment which reflects their current circumstances so they can be referred to and receive the Employment Services most appropriate to their needs to help them to gain employment and move from welfare to work.

The Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI) is an interview based questionnaire which seeks to identify a Participant’s risk of becoming or remaining long term unemployed. It does this by providing an objective measure of a Participant’s relative labour market disadvantage based on the Participant’s individual circumstances.

The JSCI is also used to identify if a Participant has multiple or complex barriers to employment that may require further assessment via an Employment Services Assessment (ESAt). The ESAt will determine the employment services which best suit their circumstances. JSCI responses and, where appropriate the ESAt, provide valuable information to help Providers develop activities and assistance that can address a Participants’ circumstances and help them find work.

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