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Training job coaches to support jobseekers with disabilities and employers
Since 2018 the Accessible Employment project has been training people with and without disabilities in Cambodia as job coaches, who then support jobseekers while also working with employers. In 2019 there were ten trained job coaches, and 54 people with disabilities had gained employment.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Employment, Cambodia
Consultancy developing and implementing quality standards in Customized Employment
Since 2000, Griffin-Hammis Associates has been a leading expert in individual employment training and technical assistance and a pioneer in the creation of micro-enterprises for people with disabilities. GHA has worked in over 40 states in the United States and has supported projects in Australia, Canada, and Spain.
GHA - Griffin Hammis Associates, Customized Employment in the United States, United States of America
Meaningful employment through support
The decree defines, for the first time, supported employment and provides for ways of accessing it. By developing an individualised workplace adaptation plan with the help of specialised job coaches, the programme provides guidance, advice and support, specific training, monitoring and evaluation of the worker’s process of integration.
Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain, Meaningful employment through support, Spain
A skills-based approach to matching jobseekers with autism to local employers
An individualized job-matching process is designed to identify 'hidden' skills and to help develop strategies for people with autism and developmental disabilities to connect with the workforce. The practice, pioneered in Canada, was also implemented in 2014 in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Avalon Employment, Inc., Autism Employment Facilitator, Canada
Transforming sheltered workshops to offer vocational training and employment support
Job Plus is a ‘training-employment-retraining-employment-re-employment’ programme for people with developmental disabilities to live and work independently. The project provides internships, short term work experience, and support services. Since 2018, 34 participants have found employment.
Sohwa Aram Center, Job Plus, South Korea
Equal employment conditions
The Act revokes discriminatory provisions, under which operators of sheltered workshops were given a blanket exemption from minimum wage and holiday and sick leave legislation. Now all persons, including employees with disabilities of sheltered workshops, are entitled to the minimum wage, and holiday and sick leave benefits.
IHC - In Your Community New Zealand, Equal employment conditions, New Zealand
Municipality-funded work coaches for people with disabilities
The service provides individual work coaching for people with disabilities. It is free of charge and aims to find full or part-time employment for its users. The programme has had between 240 and 273 users per year for the last three years. The number of those who found a job increased to 342 in 2019.
City of Helsinki, Supported Employment Service, Finland
Making civil service positions accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
To enable people with intellectual disabilities to apply for public vacancies, Plena Inclusión, together with the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, developed a special call for employment for the Ministry of Public Functions. From 2012 to 2020, 448 people were able to find a job.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Public Sector Employment, Spain
Help for Supported Employment services providers
The "European Supported Employment Toolkit" consists of a range of Position Papers and "How To" guides and has been designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for the delivery of Supported Employment Services. It was written by practitioners for practitioners in an inclusive and informed manner.
European Union of Supported Employment, Help for Supported Employment services providers, Belgium
Effective employment services
Rather than focusing on a person’s functional limitations through work capability assessments, Access to Work focuses on which supports or work environment enable individuals with disabilities to work. Part of this is the "right to control" giving persons with disabilities control over the budgets allocated to them.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Effective employment services, United Kingdom