Inclusive integration(s) in the Vogtland region
During the term of the project, severely disabled people are to be activated more intensively and individually and integrated into the primary labor market, and the unemployment of severely disabled people in the Vogtland district is to be noticeably reduced. The project is to specialize in the target groups of severely disabled young people, long-term unemployed severely disabled people and long-term unemployed severely disabled people with multiple placement obstacles.
At the same time, companies are to be sensitized to the issue and given more advice.
A prerequisite for this is the integration of existing structures into a comprehensive network in this regard. The network includes the Municipal Social Association/Integration Office, integration specialist service, health insurance funds, rehabilitation counseling of the Plauen Employment Agency, Social Welfare Office, Youth Welfare Office and their special facilities.
The form of intensive support and individual coaching goes far beyond the usual scope. Tried and tested approaches developed in the context of the employment pact 50PLUS are transferred for the first time to the group of severely disabled persons. The methodology explicitly moves away from "measures in the group" to individual "help for self-help" with activation and support in the self-determined and independent search for work/training.
The goal is immediate integration into the primary labor market through:
-individual approach, secured by a modular project structure (potential analysis, coaching I, coaching II, follow-up support, qualification)
-determination of the participants' professional and social prerequisites through the potential analysis
-in the run-up to integration, reduction of placement barriers through empowerment approaches such as coaching I, coaching II and qualification
-implementation of preventive health measures (health days, healthy nutrition, AktivA training/model project "Linking work and health promotion measures" or introductory offers for exercise and relaxation)
-intensive support and assisted placement of selected applicants
-precise placement through fine-tuned needs assessment as a result of close contacts with companies
-Company and participant follow-up (follow-up of integrations)
-Network work to support activation and integration work in the region of the job center
A consistent and goal-oriented cooperation of the agents involved in a network has not yet existed in this regard in the Vogtlandkreis. In particular, the individual "support packages" for companies from integration services of the Jobcenter Vogtland as well as support opportunities of the "Kommunaler Sozialverband Sachsen" and special programs of the state of Saxony linked with the effects on the compensation levy that may have to be paid (savings / multiple credits) noticeably increase the chances of integration in cooperation of the network partners.
During the term of the project, 48 severely disabled people are to be integrated into the primary labor market. The unemployment rate of severely disabled people in the Vogtlandkreis should decrease by 10% as of 30.06.17 compared to 30.06.15. 75% of the integrated people should still be integrated after half a year and two thirds after one year.
Among the advised companies, one half each is expected to have a direct interest in hiring severely disabled people or a sensitization with open-mindedness towards the group of people in the future.
The success of the project "Integration inklusiv(e) im Vogtland" is to be made visible by means of good examples via the other cooperation partners and the cooperation in the network as well as the accompanying public relations work - in order to achieve a broad sustainable effect in the region with regard to the integration and employment of severely disabled people.
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