Title SALM – Skills and Labour Market to Raise Youth Employment
Project Number 527690-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product WP3 FOCUS GROUP SYNTHESIS REPORT
Title WP3 FOCUS GROUP SYNTHESIS REPORT
Product Type description of new occupation profiles
The aim of the focus group was to determine future youth competencies to meet the needs of the labor market in social services and tourism services for the elderly, while identifying existing discrepancies in national qualifications framework.
Other objective was to better understand the impact of the activities of both sectors undertaken in the field of youth employment.
Description Soft Skills are considered as core skills for all the professionals working within both these Sectors - personal qualities/attributes (self-control, assertiveness, initiative, responsibility, etc), communication skills (referred as strategic) and Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills (Coaching, dealing with conflicts, Interaction and collaboration with peers, Cooperation and team working, sharing of information) are competences to be acquired and developed within all learning pathways (formal/non formal) leading to Social Services and Senior Tourism Qualifications.
Target group Youth 15-24; employment counsellors; national jobs catalogue; social services entrepreneurs.
The creation of two new jobs/qualifications was suggested:
• Operational therapists and
• Health and Well-being Coaches.
In the geriatric field level considering the increasing number of dementia situations within senior population, the need for specialized training is more and more critical. Within healthcare and social services units, all professionals, at all levels, must be trained and prepared to deal with these particular situations and deal with the specificities of dementia people care needs.
Area of application Public employment services - improve jobs description for social/health services for the elderly.
Product Languages English