Title : Innovative Systems to Improve Skills And Competences of Supported Employment Providers
Category : Innovation, Disability, VET, Skills and Competences
Target Group : Supported employment providers- job coachers, career counsellors, social workers, job specialist who directly working with people with disabilities and implementing the Supported employment process
Project Aims :
Supported employment (SE) approach defined as a method of working with disabled people and other disadvantaged groups to access and maintain paid employment in the open labour market. This identification is as very beneficial to the PwD and it gives clear quality improvement of the accessibility to the labour market for those targets. People with disabilities are the most disadvantaged group with regards to employment and they will directly benefit from the SE implementation by well-qualified SE providers such as coachers, mentors, counsellors, job specialists etc. The European union of Supported Employment in 2013 Annual report (page 46) declares the need of methodology and system for recognition, validation and certification of the skills of the SE providers. “Innovative Systems For SE” will develop of dedicated VET programme for training of job coachers of people with disabilities which does not exist so far in Europe as officially accredited job profile. The project project will continue supporting the inclusion of the supported employment approach where this will be done for the first time by developing EQAVET system for recognition, validation and accreditation of their knowledge, skills and competencies.