Keywords: Brazil, supported employment, intellectual disabilities, community
Instituto Jô Clemente
|Name of Organisation||Instituto Jô Clemente|
|Type of organisation||National NGO and/or Service Provider|
|Funding model||Self-financing. The financing model was designed to make the practice self-sustainable, thus enabling the continuous inclusion of new young people with disabilities. We serve people with disabilities for free. The financial contribution comes from the companies that adhere to the program and that support us monthly with financial resources during the term of the partnership for the execution of the project, paying a monthly scholarship for each person included as long as there is post-placement monitoring.|
Impact and growth
Prior to the implementation of this methodology, we recorded a very low rate of inclusion in the labour market, less than 100 people included (2009 to 2012). After this period, the number of people with intellectual disabilities included increased considerably, surpassing the number of 500 people / year between the years 2017 and 2019, demonstrating the impact of this methodology.
90% of young people included in the job market remained in job after our 1 year support period
The combination of three creative and virtually unknown social technologies in Brazil, namely, supported employment, job club and community-based rehabilitation, with easy replicability and proven social impact, aligned with the logic of including to qualify (instead of qualifying to include)
People with intellectual disabilities, but currently also extended to people with autism spectrum disorder.
In 2019 the organization was invited by the São Paulo State Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to participate in the construction of a public state program aimed at including people with disabilities in the labour market, based on our practice and our contributions. Based on this experience lived through the Institutes practice, the State Government launched a broad program entitled Meu Emprego Trabalho Inclusivo.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|People with disabilities||Professional inclusion||Job creation and income||Total number of included people|