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    • anjose
    • By anjose 16th Mar 17, 5:13 PM
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    Group Work (JOBS II) Course
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    • 16th Mar 17, 5:13 PM
    Group Work (JOBS II) Course 16th Mar 17 at 5:13 PM
    Information about this course is very sparse, so I wanted to help make people aware of it's existence and what people thought about the course.

    A lot of information about the course can be found here on the Gov.uk website.

    Overview of Group Work “JOBS II”

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    DWP is aiming to test the Group Work “JOBS II” Programme in the UK labour market. The test is part of a wider DWP research exercise aimed at claimants who struggle with their job search or work related activity. This is a voluntary provision and therefore no sanctions will apply if a claimant decides not to attend or to withdraw from the Programme. Providers will collect some of the claimant’s employment, job search and wellbeing data, as directed by DWP analysts, and a separate research organisation will be procured in order to collect follow-up and comparison data and collate the research evidence.

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    The Group Work “JOBS II” is a week–long, facilitated employment Programme that uses active learning techniques. Participants attend five, four-hour sessions designed to develop their job search skills, confidence, and ability to cope with set-backs.

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    JOBS II research findings broadly show that the Programme significantly decreased depression, improved job search capability, emotional functioning and also increased rates and quality of re-employment. The Programme was designed to be a preventative intervention for those at risk of depression as a result of job loss and additional research indicates a restorative effect for those with Mental Health Issues.
    Last edited by anjose; 16-03-2017 at 5:36 PM.
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    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 16th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
    I really cant see people voluntarily signing up for 4-hour sessions Monday to Friday.
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