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Jump to Job! Newsletter #1
Project's partners at the Kick-Off Meeting in Brussels November 2019
Jump to Job!
Jump to Job! is a Erasmus + funded project coordinated by EPR in partnership with other six organisations including EPR members GTB (Belgium), Theotokos Foundation (Greece), Fundación INTRAS (Spain), URI (Slovenia) and the University of Leuven Limburg, (UCLL, Belgium) and LYK – Z (Norway).  

What is Jump to Job! about?
This project focuses on training peers and job coaches for young people with disabilities. 
What are our Objectives?
 
Jump to Job! main purpose is to increase employment among young people with disabilities (YPWD).
Other objectives of our project are:
>> YPWD are more self-confident and have a more proactive approach to job search.
>> Job coaches and YPWD have a stronger, more fruitful relationship, supporting real job inclusion.
>> Companies are able to adapt their environment and work process to create sustainable jobs for YPWD.
>> Job coaches’ training is effective and takes into account clients’ inputs and insights and is co-produced with YPWD.
First Training - Valladolid, Spain

In January, the first training delivered within our Jump to Job! project took place at the beautiful Spanish city of Valladolid. During four days, both Ingeborg  Lykseth and Jackie Lewis, colleagues from our partners Lyk-z & døtre, led the training with almost 20 people from five different countries including all our project's partners.

The training was addressed at job coaches and peer mentors who gathered to learn how to support young people with disabilities in their labour market inclusion. The training focused on bringing into practice the objectives of the project

The program of the training addressed 4 themes: 
Vision: exploring participants' dreams of future and where they are to help at a later stage YPWD in their motivation and image about themselves with regards to what their dreams are.
Identity: building a sense of belonging to a group. Encouraging sharing and openness. 
Communication: building relations, acquiring active listening skills.
Impact: stimulate reflection on the impact that people generate on others.

>> Would you like to learn more about our training, methods and purpose?
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Good Practices Collected
Inclusive Job Design Methodology
Inclusive Job Design is a comprehensive term for an employer-oriented method to create permanent jobs for people with disabilities whose chances of competitive employment are limited - especially those that have a low level of education. Based on the needs and demands of an employer, the method implies the re-designing of work processes and the splitting of tasks, allowing highly qualified staff to be more available for the work for which they are trained.
Many service providers work in a ‘demand driven approach’. For them, ‘placing the person into work’ has a higher priority, compared to the needs and demands of the employer. In the methodology of Inclusive Job Design, attention is given to the person and to the employer.
 
HR manager: “This is the first time I learn about a method where there is an emphasis on our needs, as employers. We are going to implement this methodology throughout the entire organisation.”
 
Inclusive Job Design has been successfully applied in many different work settings, in industry, retail, hospitals and nursing homes as well as white-collar environments. 
This method for sustainable job creation implies the re-designing of work processes and the splitting of tasks, allowing highly qualified staff to be more available for work for they are trained for. At the same time, the simple tasks for which they are overqualified will be combined into functions that are suitable for people with disabilities who are now outside the labour market: regular and lasting functions that will be part of the company.
Authorship: Brigitte van Lierop and Frans Nijhuis
The complete methodology is available online here.
Place and Train Workbook
Place and Train is a tool to ‘train the trainer’, i.e. mental health professionals, so as to how to help placing mental health service users into employment. This book is aimed primarily at helping mental health professionals, however, a lot of its content is useful for mental health service users and employers.
 
What do we mean by Mental Health Professional? This is all about trying to help mental health service users into employment. If you are involved in that process then you can be considered a mental health professional – regardless of your level of education or experience with mental health. You could be a doctor, nurse, carer, employment advisor, volunteer, advocate and much more. We hope that irrespective of your position and how you help this workbook will offer you something to help.
 
The primary focus of Place and Train is to place service users into employment with a strong emphasis on the values of Lifelong Learning and the principles of the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model.
The idea and principles of lifelong learning is that we do not have to learn in the traditional way as we do at school. But the reality is that we learn all through our lives and in different ways; such informal, non-formal, vocational etc. The Place and Train project received Grundtvig funding; Grundtvig is European programme which aims to improve adult education and Lifelong Learning across Europe.
Place and Train began as a concept through a developing relationship between Eldonian Group Limited and Merseycare NHS Trust. As the partnership developed Inclusive Concepts Europe Limited (ICE) were commissioned to submit a bid for European funding for the Place and Train project.
The workbook is available on the project’s website here.
Mental Health & Employment toolkits
Three toolkits addressed to employees, employers and mental health professionals, which contain measures to take, in order to reduce health inequalities in the workplace. 
These toolkits, developed as part of a European project, have been designed to help people with mental health issues remain in employment.
These toolkits has been developed by social and clinical researchers at Technische Universität Dresden’s public health research association using insights gathered from individuals with mental health conditions, as well as health professionals and employers from across Europe. The toolkits aim to reflect the themes that emerged and highlight areas of support.
 
These toolkits contain guidance on what to do in three inter-related areas of activity:
Prevention – Preventing poor mental health in the workplace;
Recovery – Support to individuals during recovery, whilst in treatment and off work; and
Return to work – How to help individuals manage their return to work and give them the support needed.
Combined, the actions in these three areas are designed to help employers support individuals to stay in employment and they are all inter-related.
Crucially, the three areas of work are all inter-related. Supporting the development of good work and prevention of mental ill health can help to reduce the numbers of individuals off work and in recovery. Focusing on good support and treatment towards work can support the recovery process. Appropriate support to the individual and employer in the return to work phase can help prevent further mental ill health.
Environmental Protocol
What is Jump to Job! Environmental Protocol?
At Jump to Job! We care and are conscious about our planet! 
Waste reduction, reuse and recycling, energy efficiency and mobility for every action we undertake will be taken into consideration. 
During our project length, all partners will be aware of the environmental cost and carbon footprint produced. Project's partners have agreed to act consciously and pay attention to pollution aspects that can be found on out Environmental Protocol here.  
Image by MeganRexazin-Pixabay
Jump to Job! Poster
Have a look at our Project's Poster to have a clear idea of who we are, what are our objectives and what will be the outcomes of Jump to Job!
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Contact us:
Roberto Zanon, Jump to Job! project coordinator, EPR, rzanon@epr.eu

Newsletter Editor, Alicia Gómez Campos, EPR, agomezcampos@epr.eu
Newsletter contributors: All project partners.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 



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