Title Job trainer for people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders
Project Number 2013-1-IT1-LEO05-03995
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The proposal has the aim to transfer a product linked to the training project “Facilitator of Job placement for people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders”, funded by the Province of Reggio Emilia in the year 2011 (Ref. PA 2011-1219/RE).
The project laid its foundations on the consideration that the issues of job and social integration of people with disabilities are among the top priorities of social policy interventions, both at European and at national and regional level.
3 prototype values or innovative content are identified:
a) The competence profile of “Job trainer for people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders”
b)The training programme to develop the Job trainer’s competences
c) The devices (tools, guidelines and usage protocols) aimed at both the pedagogical organisation of the job trainer’s programme and its practice.
Summary The RATIONALE of the proposal basis on the need to train VET experts to be reference figures in the processes of job inclusion in company contexts for people with intellectual disbility and autistic spectrum disorders. MAIN AIM is to transfer (it’s a geographic, linguistic/cultural and functional transfer, from IT to AT, ES, MT, TR and from autism to a wider spectrum of intellectual and psychic disabilities) of the products and the training programme Ref PA 2011-1219/RE funded in 2011 with ESF funds by Province of Reggio Emilia: a) the job Trainer’s system of competences to: analyze each individual’s disabilities and potentials with reference to their social context; single out and select the host work context in order for it to meet the individual’s expectations, potential and sensorial charateristics, identifying the company goals and analysing the requested skills/abilities; strengthen soft skills and abilities, as well as vocational ones that may favour the idividual’s job placement in the host context; manage and foster the person’s job placement in the company: b) the training programme organized in 4 UC on the model of the “Regional Qualification System” standards of Regione Emilia Romagna to cover which 7 TU foresee different methodologies (classroom, individual Project Work, in- context learning). The latter is the moment in which participants are given the opportunity to practice “on the job” the skills they have learned by “matching” an individual with intellectual disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders who wishes to benefit from a job placement experience in a company on the free market; c) the devices (tools, guidelines, protocols of use) aiming at both the pedagogical organization of the job trainer’s course and its practical role. The expected outcome is the complete transfer, spread and dissemination of the 3 products described (as Training Model) for developing the competences and good practices necessaries to facilitate the employment of disabled people. Foreseen impacts refer to (among others): the trained VET personnel acts as a “spill over”, ensuring a structural support in transition times; the VET system becomes more attractive as a more inclusive place that backs up disabled people in a true “life plan”, preventing them from risks of marginalization and depletion; companies competitiveness is increased by the implementation of personnel that is appreciated in their capacities. Partnership: guarantees 1) representativeness of both direct (VET personnel, through P0 and P4) and final target groups (autistic and intellectual disabled people, through P2 and P3; in particular P2 is the spokesperson of 3,3 million autistic people in EU); 2) foreign partners from countries that particularly need to develop job integration policies aimed at disabled people (P3); 3) expertise on the management of transnational, multi-lateral transfer projects.
The specific objectives of the transfer are the checking of the validity, usability and limits of work integration of people with mental and intellectual deficit with respect to organizational contexts, through the use of job trainers that have been trained for that purpose, as it was experienced in the local project. The best practices/products transferred are adopted, adjusted and become a standard in the new context conditions of the partners who will take turns as transfer leaders to better ensure the identification of the limits and conditions under which effectiveness and validity of the transferred prototype persist.
From the comparison between the different results of the contextualization comes the added value of this proposal to the various transferred practices/products, in terms of their optimal and “widespread” standardization (transferrable validation, sustainable reproduction and valorisation at further stakeholders).
Access for disadvantaged
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
program or curricula
At the end of project there was available a comprehensive product including:
1) Competence profile of the "Job trainer for people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders"
2) Training Standards to develop the role
3) Devices and Tools to be used by the Job Trainer