Focus on Jobs works with some of New Zealand’s and Australia’s largest insurance companies to assist people who have suffered illness or injury to move forward in their work and lives.
We understand that every client has different needs and provide tailored services to meet these. All of our consultants are Professional Members of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ), or another relevant professional body. We offer a range of services.
We provide occupational assessment services to suit the individual situation.
Our assessments typically involve reviewing the client’s skills, training and education, experience and interests, and identifying realistic work options based on this information.
We then present this information in a comprehensive report, which in conjunction with a medical assessment can be used to determine suitable employment options for the client and a plan for getting back into the workforce.
We can also provide a CV for the client in conjunction with this assessment.
Career planning will be useful for clients who are unsure of their next career move, as if often the case when illness or injury which prevents them from doing the work they were previously.
Career planning is a three-stage process.
- We coach the client through a process of identifying their skills, interests, and what they want to get out of work.
- Based on preferences identified above, we work alongside the client to research potential opportunities in the marketplace.
- We then facilitate a goal setting and action planning process to help get the client on the way to their new career.
Pre-employment coaching provides clients with the skills and knowledge necessary to secure suitable and lasting employment. It is customised to suit the individual and often includes the following:
- Job search strategies and goal setting
- CV and cover letter preparation and tailoring these to specific jobs
- Linked In profile preparation
- Interview skills training
- Ongoing job search support
Sourcing and monitoring work experience opportunities
Focus on Jobs can source work experience opportunities to measure and increase a client’s capacity for work. We have an active database of over 450 employers in the Auckland region with whom we can place clients, and our consultants are skilled in approaching employers to source opportunities. We will also work with clients to tap into their own networks.
Our consultants are skilled in monitoring work experience with the aim of increasing the client’s capacity for work. We have relationships with occupational therapists with specialist skills in working with clients suffering from a wide range of illnesses, who we can call upon.
We assist clients in obtaining paid employment. We have a large network of employers throughout the Auckland region and our consultants are skilled in approaching employers on our client’s behalf. We also work with clients to tap into their own networks.
Following successful placement into paid employment, we provide support to help the client maintain their new job. We check in with the client and employer on a regular basis and are available to help the client to address any concerns about maintaining their job, either related to or unrelated to their illness or injury. This can involve liaising with the employer or providing other support such as arranging equipment.