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Waikato Employment Placement Service


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RFx ID : 21847927
Tender Name : Waikato Employment Placement Service
Reference # : MSD 2020.WKTO.EPS.01
Open Date : Friday, 25 October 2019 3:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 21 November 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Service Delivery
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 93141800 - Employment
  • Waikato
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sarah McLaughlin
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

MSD seeks to engage providers to undertake delivery of the Employment Placement Service (EPS) programme in Waikato Region from January 2020 to 30 June 2020.
The aim of the Employment Placement Service is to assist clients to prepare for and achieve sustainable employment.

Waikato Region is seeking proposals that are aimed at placing clients into sustainable employment, further education or work-related training. The Service will be delivered to clients from all Waikato Region Service Centres. Participant referrals to the service will have been assessed by Waikato Region Service Centres as either:
1. Full-time work obligated (defined as needing to achieve at least 30 permanent hours employment per week) OR
2. Part-time work obligated (defined as needing to achieve between 15-29 permanent hours employment per week) OR
3. Work preparation obligated who have indicated availability and willingness to engage.

The service will support participants into employment, training or education that results in an exit from benefit.
Participants will receive expert and innovative tailored support, employment related training and up skilling that will successfully assist them to exit benefit. Once employment is achieved both the client and employer will receive intensive pastoral support for up to 182 days. During this time the Provider will support the needs of both the client and the employer, where appropriate to create a sustainable employment outcome.
The Service will identify participants needs and barriers and wherever possible meet those needs through use of an overhead costs fund for participants and administer reimbursement of travel payments for participants.