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We Assist People

We Assist People

September 12, 2019
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Huib Cornielje
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JOB COACHING

Helping people with disabilities towards finding employment, with the help of Job Placement Coaches, trained by Enablement and TLMM

Thanks to our Job Placement Coaches (JPCs) in Myanmar people with a disability get a chance to find a job. JPCs are the link between people with disabilities (and their social network) seeking for a job and potential employers (and the co-workers). Their aim is to find a suitable match and establish a sustainable relationship between the different parties so that people with disabilities become employed.

To achieve this objective, the JPCs undertakes the following steps: I) assessment or intake; (II) sensitisation and/or advocacy; (III) matching and placement; and (IV) coaching and follow-up. These steps are reflected in the figure below, visualising the ultimate handshake when both the employer and the client are satisfied with the match. These steps are converted into a two-weeks training for JPCs, provided by Enablement in close collaboration with the Leprosy Mission Myanmar (TLMM). The objectives of the training were to: ‚Äč

  1. Enable trainees to understand the barriers that people with disabilities face in work and employment;
  2. Help trainees to build skills in finding (creative) solutions for challenges faced by people with disabilities;
  3. Ensure that trainees will have the competences to work as job placement coach for and with people with disabilities.

In February 2018 a total of 15 JPCs have been trained. We expect them to be able to get about 35 people with disabilities employed within a period of 2 years. This would mean that about 525 people will receive support towards becoming employed.

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