This module is for vocational specialists, and clinical and non-clinical professionals supporting young people with mental ill-health with their work or study goals. It is a foundation module, and will cover:
- what vocational recovery is and where it sits within the broader area of functional recovery;
- the evidence regarding vocational recovery
- the importance of career development in the vocational recovery process
- an overview of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model; and
- some of the barriers and facilitators in supporting young people with mental ill-health to engage with work and study.
Gina Chinnery is the National Vocational Services Manager at Orygen and has worked in the field of youth mental health and more broadly across the employment services sector for 15 years. She has been a key contributor to the development and evaluation of innovative vocational interventions for young people at Orygen and is lead author of the ‘Working it Out’ Vocational Manual.
Gina has extensive experience implementing the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of employment support and has internationally recognised training in providing IPS fidelity reviews. In 2015, Gina was awarded the Career Development Association of Australia’s (CDAA) Career Practitioner of the Year and the Long Term Unemployment Conference Employment Officer of the Year.