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24th November 2018

Providing Support for People with Disabilities at the Workplace

Seminar - Magnifying Strengths

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This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE).

The Seminar will serve to showcase the outcomes of the ‘Launch of an MQF

Level 4 Award in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities at the Workplace’ project and present the

findings of a research study, comparing qualitatively the clinical reasoning skills of the trainee Job

Coaches, pre and post training. The Seminar aims to bring together the leading policy makers in the

field of employment and education, as well as the various private and public stakeholders, trade

unions and civil society organizations in order to share the outcomes of the project. The event will

also serve as a means to establish a way forward in order to possibly extend the results and benefits

of this project on a national level. 

Speakers

08:30 – 09:00

Schedule

10:40 – 11:00

Inspire Presentation & Graduation Ceremony

11:00 – 12:30

09:00 – 10:40

12:30 – 13:30

Tea Break

Registration

Networking Standing Lunch

Various Speakers from the disability, employment 

and training sector will be addressing the seminar.

Inspire and The Richmond Foundation will be presenting research

findings.

The project aims to have a positive impact on the lives of persons with disabilities through the

empowerment of others to be able to better support and give a better opportunity to reach their full

potential. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify and understand the

diverse needs and abilities of persons with a range of disabilities, in order to facilitate their inclusion

in an employment setting. In turn, this would aid the prevention of poverty while supporting

inclusion. At the end of the course, a seminar will be held, inviting all stakeholders to attend, as part

of the awareness raising campaign. As part of this project a small qualitative research project will

also be carried out to establish how such training can impact on the clinical reasoning skills of future

Job Coaches, and thus indirectly impact on the level of support that persons with disability can

expect from Job Coaches at the place of employment. The research results will also be disseminated

during the seminar

Description of the Project

The 2015 Malta budget introduced fiscal incentives for employers employing people with disabilities,

and Government enforcement of a law, whereby at least 2% of the workforce of companies

employing more than 20 employees shall be persons with disability. Companies which do not satisfy

this threshold will be required to make an annual contribution of between €2,400 and €10,000. 

Following such introductions, there is a clear drive to ensure that individuals with disabilities are

being given equal opportunity for employment, as well as to creating opportunities for employment.

This in turn created the need for on-going support of both employers and individuals, especially

those with intellectual disabilities, during employment skills training programmes, recruitment into

employment, as well as throughout their period of employment if success is to be assured.

With this in mind, Inspire has teamed up with the Richmond Foundation and is launching a pilot

project for the delivery of an MQF Level 4 rated Award in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities at

the Workplace, together with a 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course. Additionally, the project

includes an awareness raising campaign, which will inter alia, provide employers with valuable

information that they require in order to enable them to successfully include persons with a

disability into their workplaces.

Objective

Register For FREE.

MAKE SURE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT BEFORE THEY ARE ALL TAKEN.

Limited spaces available (booking on a first come first served basis)

Supported By

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This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE).

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