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Sharing Session on the Impact on Employees with Disabilities under the MWO – Current Measures, Experience Encountered Approved Assessor Senior Physiotherapist.

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1 Sharing Session on the Impact on Employees with Disabilities under the MWO – Current Measures, Experience Encountered Approved Assessor Senior Physiotherapist Ms. Priscilla POON

2 Recruitment of Approved Assessors ActivitiesAimsDates Briefing sessionsEnhance our understanding on the special arrangement provided for persons with disabilities under the SMW regime. 3 sessions in mid-Mar & Apr 2011 Invitation for application Invite for application by: Various work institutes Professional bodies Newspaper advertisement etc. Mar 2011 (deadline: end of Mar 2011) Training Related legislations Responsibilities of assessor Rights and responsibilities of person with disabilities & the employer Logistics arrangement Assessment guidelines & procedures Written examination Apr to Jun 2011

3 CASE SHARING

4 Case Summary Mild mental disability working in a Workshop for People with Disability Duration of on-site assessment ◦ 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm ◦ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: prepare & sign certificate On-site assessment items: ◦ Productivity: time, speed & quality ◦ Others:  level of supervision; learning atmosphere  presentation skills

5 Preparatory Work Collect detailed information on ◦ Nature, requirements and procedures of the work through the employer, the person with disabilities Search for background of the working institutes – web-based search Data entry to the web-based system provided by Labour Department

6 Adequate Communications Contact PartiesPre-visit Phone Contact During the VisitPost-Visit Phone Contact Person with Disabilities ½ - 1 hour½ hour + ½ hour – discuss the results together with the Manager + sign the certificate - Parents3-4 timesPhone contact (1/4 hour): explain the results 1 time  ¼ hour (enquiry) Social Worker2 times-- Manager2 times½ hour – discuss the results together with the Person with Disabilities + sign the certificate - Supervisor3 times1 hour- Labour Department Accumulative 1 hour-2 -3 times (½ - 1 hour) Total hours Required hours2.25 hours hours

7 Post-assessment Tasks Post-assessment communications with the parents Complete the assessment checklists Data entry to the web-based database Print-out & mail all documents to Labour Department Overall time spent: whole day

8 Factors for Success Briefing sessions & training to assessors ◦ Align goals & expectations of the productivity assessment Briefing sessions/ workshops for parents ◦ Adequate information & understanding Good support from Labour Department ◦ Timely and adequate support ◦ Clear explanation and coaching ◦ Training:  Legislation requirements  Assessment guide and alignment

9 Challenges Intense communication with various parties e.g. supervisors, clients & parents ◦ Supervisor: nature and requirement of work Good communication skills Well-organized preparation Rely heavily on professional expertise, judgment and experience

10 Further Improvement Enhance the training content / Arrange Booster program for: ◦ Illustration of case examples for different types of disability e.g physical / mental ◦ Sharing of background of different organizations Prepare a list of “steps-to-follow”to standardize the logistics flow  e.g checking the validity of "Registration Card for People with Disabilities" before assessment; checking the last 4-digit of ID card

11 THANK YOU.


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