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GLADNET Annual General Meeting, Bahrain, November 2005. Assisting Disabled Persons in Finding Employment. ILO Support to Placement Services B. Murray, ILO. Origins: Pilot Project, Asia. Target - Asia and Pacific Decade for Disabled Persons Project aim

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GLADNET Annual General Meeting, Bahrain, November 2005

Assisting Disabled Persons in Finding Employment

ILO Support to Placement Services

B. Murray, ILO


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Origins: Pilot Project, Asia

  • Target - Asia and Pacific Decade for Disabled Persons

  • Project aim

    • To develop the capacity of employment placement services in Asian to provide services to job seekers with disabilities

  • Coverage

    • 4 countries of Asia

      • China, Malaysia,Thailand, Vietnam,

  • Duration

    • 1997-99


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Project Steps

  • Drafting of Guidelines for Placement Personnel

  • Training workshops in each country

    • Job Placement Service managers

    • Placement officers

  • Testing of guidelines - 4 countries

  • Finalization, translation into national languages

  • Training of Trainers workshops

  • Conference to review and discuss - 8 countries

  • Guide for Employment Service Managers and Policy makers prepared, translated, widely disseminated


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Follow-up Activities

  • Guidelines for Placement Officers, Policy Makers and Managers

    • Originals reprinted

    • Translated into French, Spanish, Arabic as well as 5 langauges of Asia

    • Customized for Caribbean and Latin American Regions

    • Customization underway for African Continent (French and English Speaking Countries

    • Translation into Portuguese envisaged - Brazil, African countries

  • Resource Book for Trainers

    • Pilot tested - Caribbean Region end 2003

    • Translated and used in training - China 2004

    • Translated into Arabic, currently in printing

  • Guide to Job and Work Analysis

    • Currently at printers

  • Materials disseminated through WAPES, ILO and USAID projects


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Practical Guide

  • Disabled persons and employment

  • Placement officer role

  • Steps in assisting the job search

  • Cooperating with employers

  • Getting started


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Developing an Effective Placement Servicefor People with Disabilities

Policy

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Operational Strategy

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General/Specific Wholesale/Retail Direct Service/Self-Service

Preparation For Jobs

- Vocational assessment

- Skills training

- Pre-placement guidance

- Job-seeking skills

- Production Units

- Work Trials

Placement

- Information on

- job vacancies

- job seekers

- Contacts with employers

- Technical advice

- Job/Work Analysis

- Job matching

- Job coaching

- Follow-up

Self Employment

- Skills training

- Business skills

- Access to credit

- Access to raw materials

- Marketing

- Technical advice

Publicity

- Media

- Seminars

- Job Bazaars

- Videos

- Publications

- Networking


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Building Strategic Alliances

Universities

Research Institutes

Mainstream

Placement Services

Non-Governmental Organizations

Employers

Other Ministries

 Buildings

 Transport

Employers’

Organizations

Placement Service

Policy-Shapers Managers

JPOs

Education

Ministry

Disabled Peoples’ Organizations

Skills Training

Centres

Social Workers

Counsellors

Job-Seekers with Disabilities

Media

Families


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Conclusions drawn

  • Mainstream Services alone not always sufficient

  • Specialist services, including NGOs - great commitment and motivation, plus in-depth knowledge

  • Widespread interest of placement services in catering to persons with disabilities - worldwide

  • Great scope for further support to service development - developing and transition countries.


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Materials available

  • Assisting Disabled Persons in Finding Employment - Practical Guide

  • Job Placement of Persons with Disabilities - Elements of an Effective Service

  • Resource Book for Trainers of Job Placement Officers

  • Guide to Job and Work Analysis

    See website: WWW.ilo.org/employment/disability


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