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					Development of Supported Employment in Europe
                      &
   European Supported Employment Toolkit



                     Michael J Evans
   President – European Union of Supported Employment
    Manager – Employment Unit, Dundee City Council
    Development of Supported Employment in Europe
                     Background

•    Imported from North America - 1980’s
•    Aimed mainly at people with learning disabilities
•    Move away from traditional training methods
•    Train/Place → Place/Train → Place/Train/Maintain
•    EUSE formed – 1993
•    Projects funded throughout Europe
•    New client groups
•    Acceptance by European Commission?

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                  Definition


“ providing support to people with disabilities or other
    disadvantaged groups to secure and maintain paid
    employment in the open labour market”


                    European Union of Supported Employment 2005




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              Values & Principles


 Individuality
 Respect
 Self-determination
 Informed choice
 Empowerment
 Confidentiality
 Flexibility
 Accessibility
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                   Process



1) Client Engagement

2) Vocational Profiling

3) Job Finding

4) Employer Engagement

5) On/Off the Job Support
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              Potential Outcomes


⇧                       Open, paid employment
⇧                     Wages/pension employment
⇧                 Voluntary work
⇧               Work experience
⇧ Job taster

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                 Role of EUSE


• To provide practical leadership

• Develop and improve supported employment standards

• Assist achieve more consistency

• Expand membership

• Increase influence nationally/internationally


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  Development of Supported Employment in Europe
                 Activities of EUSE

• International Supported Employment conference
• National Supported Employment conferences
• EUSE Scholarships
• European Supported Employment Toolkit
• Participation in EU Study of Supported Employment
• Formation of ‘Cluster Groups’
• Website (www.euse.org)
• Newsletter
• Provide practical guidance and support

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               Members of EUSE

•      Austria                           •     Netherlands
•      Czech Republic                    •     Northern Ireland
•      Denmark                           •     Norway
•      England                           •     Portugal
•      Finland                           •     Scotland
•      Germany                           •     Spain
•      Greece                            •     Sweden
•      Iceland                           •     Switzerland
•      Ireland                           •     Wales
•      Italy


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  European Supported Employment Toolkit
                 Purpose

• The purpose was to develop a range of
  learning, educational and training materials
  that are aimed at professionals involved in
  delivering Supported Employment services to
  people with disabilities and potential
  employers in Europe.


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              Evidence of Need

• 'Impression of Supported Employment' (2007)

• 'A Comparative Study of the Situation of
  Supported Employment in Europe' (2007)

• 'Surveying Supported Employment in Finland'
  (2007)
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            Identifying the Issues
• What was the problem?
  – A lack of information and standards in Supported
    Employment throughout Europe
  – What is European Supported Employment?
  – No consistency
  – Everyone was doing Supported Employment
• Why did EUSE want to address the problem?
  – The purpose of EUSE is to improve and develop Supported
    Employment
  – Demonstrate leadership and knowledge
  – Who else would do it?

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            Identifying the Issues
• Who was going to do it?
  – Board members and Associates of EUSE
         • Austria, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece,
           Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Spain,
           Sweden
• How was it going to be addressed?
  – The creation of Position Papers, How To Guides and
    Training Materials (European Supported
    Employment Toolkit)


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                Planning
• Preparatory meeting in Edinburgh – January 2008
   – Well attended and funded
   – Full agreement on the proposal
• Leonardo Partnership bid completed – February 2008
   – Good cooperation
   – Not all members participated
   – Comprehensive, powerful and potentially influential bid
• Approval – August 2008
   – Some rejected partners
   – Hit the ground running
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                 Activities
• Meetings
  – Vienna, Palma, Stockholm, Athens, London, Dublin, Copenhagen

• Process
  – meet – discuss – work - communicate

• Working Groups
• Team Leaders
• Editorial Committee

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                        Position Papers

•   Values, Standards and Principles of Supported Employment
•   Paid & Unpaid Work
•   Client Engagement
•   Vocational Profile
•   Work Experience Placements
•   Job Finding
•   Working with Employers
•   On & Off the Job Support
•   Career Development & Progression
•   Supported Employment for Key Policy Makers
•   Supported Employment for Employers
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                   How To Guides
    Client Engagement – Överenskommelse med klient
•   Stage 1 of SE process
•   Person-centred approach
•   Initial meeting with client
•   Planning discussion
•   Action Plan
Potential issues for Workshop
 Referral sources - Vilka referensramar har personen?
 Is job ready an issue? – Är det ett problem att vara “job ready” ?
  Hur?
 Could you say no? . – Kan man säga nej till en klient?
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                   How To Guides
           Vocational Profiling - Yrkesprofil
• Stage 2 of SE process
• Main objectives
• Gather relevant information
• Support strategies
• Action Plan & Review
Potential Issues for Workshop
 What information to gather? – Vilken information är relevant?
 What format and how long to complete? – På vilket sätt gör man och hur
    lång tid behöver man?
 Making the Vocational profile meaningful and accurate .- Hur gör man
    yrkesprofilen meningsfull, korrekt och andvändbar?

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                       How To Guides
            Job Finding & Employer Engagement –
            Jobbsökande & arbetsgivarengagemang
•      Stage 3 & 4 of SE process
•      Job search – formal and informal
•      Approaching employers
•      Job matching
•      Job interviews
Potential Issues for Workshop
 What are the formal and informal methods of job search – Vilka är de formella
       och informella metoderna för att söka jobb?
 Are we skilled/trained to approach employers? – Är vi tränade/har vi kompetens
       för att närma oss arbetsgivare?
 What are the best techniques – and why? – Hur ser de bästa teknikerna ut och
       varför?

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                       How To Guides
                On and Off the Job Support –
                 Stöd på och utanför arbetet
•      Stage 5 of SE process
•      Process and methodology
•      Understanding the job and employer
•      Different forms of support
•      Potential Issues for Workshop
 What type of support is needed? – Vilken typ av stöd behöver man?
 How long can you provide support? – Hur länge kan man ge stöd?
 What are the issues for progression and career planning? – Vilka är problemen
       för att ge personen stöd i sin karriärs utveckling?
 How much support should be given? – Hur mycket stöd ska ges och till vem/vilka?



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                        How To Guides
        Qualities of a Good Employment Support Worker –
            Egenskaper hos en god arbetscoach inom SE
•      Roles of a Job Coach
•      Personal qualities and characteristics
•      Skills
•      Knowledge
•      Potential Issues for Workshop
 Experience v Qualification v Personality – Vilka erfarenheter har du av att
       personen har egen erfarenhet och kompetens/personlighet?
 Main duties and skills required – Vilka egenskaper är viktigast? (Framgångsrika)
 What training is required and is it available? - Vilken utbildning krävs, vilken
       finns tillgänglig?
 How do you attract good candidates/employees for SE? – Hur rekryterar man bra
       kandidater/anställda till SE?

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                      What did we achieve?

•   11 x Position Papers
•   5 x How To Guides
•   1 x Toolkit
•   Increased awareness of SE issues
•   Improved collaboration between EUSE members
•   Platform to develop Training Courses
•   The opportunity to improve SE services
•   Enhanced reputation of EUSE
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        Contact Details
           Michael J Evans
               President
European Union of Supported Employment
           Employment Unit
          Dundee City Council
           Dundee DD2 3QN
               Scotland

           T: +44 1382 828180
           F: +44 1382 828148
    E: mike.evans@dundeecity.gov.uk
W: www.dundeecity.gov.uk/employmentunit
            W: www.euse.org

				
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