Defining the role of a job coach, this book sets out EU-wide training standards for helping people with disabilities gain and maintain meaningful employment.
The book includes the perspectives of both people with disabilities and their job coaches, offering first-hand experience of the specific issues faced by those who want to enter the competitive open jobs market. It describes how to provide bespoke support for people with an intellectual disability, physical disability, as well as for autistic people and individuals with mental health conditions. Guidance on functional assessment, task analysis, collaborating with employers and training for new and student job coaches is also included.
About the Editors:
Karola Dillenburger is Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis at Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Ewa Matuska is Assistant Professor and Chair of Management at Pomeranian University, Poland.
Marea de Bruijn is a Board Member of Noloc, a professional network for Job Coaches in the Netherlands.
Hanns-Rüdiger Röttgers is Professor at the Fachhochschule Münster, Germany.
Together they partnered in the EU project Job coaches for Persons with Disabilities - Strategic Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training 2015-2018.