Designing quality and training tools for competence profile of supported employment specialists

Employment is a universal human right enshrined in Article 23 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights which states that “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.”

Supported employment can be characterized as paid work in integrated work settings with ongoing support for individuals with disabilities in the open labor market. Paid work for individuals means the same payment for the same work as for workers without disabilities”

 

 

Supported employment is only possible for workers with a disability and not for disadvantaged people. Nevertheless, especially for the more severely disadvantaged people, supported employment should be open for state subsidies.

Supported employment is a strategy for job creation for people with disability. Supported employment is employment integration in the community and responds an approach "place then train" as opposed to other traditional approaches that use procedures of "train then place".

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Results

Supported Employment is a well elaborated method of working with disabled people and other disadvantaged groups to provide access and maintain paid employment in the open labour market. Whereas some of the member states have considerable (and positive ) experiences with the concept of Supported Employment a European study supports the picture that Turkey and Bulgaria did so far not to make any use of this concept to link vocational education for disabled people with the labour market via supported.

 

The documentation of the accession process of Turkey item ‘’people with disabilities’’ shows that in Turkey no methods or concepts are currently in place to connect the vocational education and the labour market for people with disabilities.

The project aims to develop EQAVET system for recognition, validation and accreditation of their knowledge, skills and competencies of the Supported Employment (SE) providers.

 

The project aims to produce learning outcomes in connection with the dedicated unique ECVET training programme to cover:

- Disability awareness;

- Acquisition of key and transversal competencies

- Application of interactive technologies and methods in coaching process

- Mainstreaming and digital technologies usage by PwD

- Supported employment basis

- Career guidance

- Labour market methods.

"Tools for SE Specialist Project" partnership aims to achieve the following key expected results:

 

– Develop EQAVET system for recognition, validation and accreditation of their knowledge, skills and competencies of the Supported Employment (SE) providers.

 

- Produce learning outcomes in connection with the dedicated unique ECVET training program.

 

- Address specifically pre-employment preparation for unemployed PwD .

 

- Accredit "Tools for SE Specialist" programme by the national body.

 

- Pilot the "Tools for SE Specialist" system and VET training course with least 140 SE providers in Europe.

This project (2015-1-TR01-KA202-021686) has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus+ Programme).

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