Title Quality and Training for Supported Employment in Europe
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-66274
Product Quality reference for Supported Employment – Part 2
Title Quality reference for Supported Employment – Part 2
Product Type teaching material
Supported Employment is a set of services and actions focused on the person, primarily individualized, for the person with disabilities and special difficulties to access, get maintained and promoted on an ordinary company in the open labor market, with the support of professionals and other types of support.
We understand by people with special difficulties, those who need a continuous or intermittent support in the development of their work, with the intensity and duration of those services necessary for the maintenance of the workplace and ensuring a monitoring that ensures continuity and promotion of worker.
Supported employment follows these essential principles:
•The job is the best place to learn a trade.
•The Supported Employment is working to resolve some of the political, social and behavioral barriers, and politics that exclude certain groups of remunerated employment.
•Such employment is regular work in integrated work places.
Historically, Supported Employment has been defined as' integrated Jobs within a local area, where people with disabilities have the opportunity to work with other non-disabled people and where they are provided with personal supports to facilitate their success in a long-term'.
This definition emphasizes the obtaining of a “real” workplace and a regular salary as primary objectives of Supported Employment and implies a departure from the traditional model of rehabilitation based on the 'training - placement' (in which individuals were brought together into activity centers and sheltered workshops where they were prepared for a job in the competitive market) and the consolidation of an approach characterized by Supported Employment model based on the paradigm 'placement - training' (Jenaro et al. 2000:6).
Today Supported Employment provides the opportunity to both disabled people and other disadvantaged groups, to find and maintain a gainful employment in the open labor market. Supported Employment is based on the specific needs of individuals and their desires and career aspirations, which are respected.
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Target group The target group is related to inclusive companies, that is, companies that practise the methodology of Supported Employment.
The employment contract must collect worker preferences regarding working days, working hours,
vacation, work patterns and payment. Employees should receive the same payment and benefits
as other employees performing equal work.The user must remain in the job for a minimum period of six months.
The organization must ensure that:
a. Both the company and co-workers provide a series of 'natural supports'.
b. The user maintains good relations with coworkers.
c. The user has the opportunity to participate in social activities with other colleagues
outside the workplace.
d. The user has professional development opportunities. As the employee is developing
his/her skills, development opportunities and career development are explored.
e. User is helped to consider career opportunities, both internal and external.
f. Assistance is provided to the user to participate in professional development training.
Area of application This International Standard specifies the requirements to be met by contracting companies of supported employment services, and the requirements for the collaboration of these contracting companies with supported employment agencies.
Product Languages English