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1 Workshop, , Izmir National funding system for SE services Possibilities in Austria

2 Working Assistance Working Assistance for young people (15 – 24 years) -People with learning/ intellectual disabilities -People with physical or/ and psychical disabilities -Deaf or hard of hearing people -Social or/and emotional handicap or with special educational needs Working Assistance for adults (25 – 65 years) -People with learning/ intellectual disabilities -People with physical or/ and psychical disabilities -Deaf or hard of hearing people

3 Financial aspects – funding Federal Social Service Office + Unemployment Agency (2014) Federal Social Service Office + ESF funding + Unemployment Agency (2013) Federal Social Service Office + ESF funding + Unemployment Agency + Local government (2012 and before)

4 Organisation - The Public Employment Service AMS is structured into 1 federal, 9 regional and 100 local organisations - Representatives of employers’ and labour organisations are involved at all levels and are instrumental in designing labour market policies (employment programmes of the federal provinces) - The body acting at the federal level is the administrative board

5 Financial support for companies People with disablities are assisted by Public Employment Support counsellors with special know-how in rehabilitation Integration Subsidy - Integration Subsidies are used by the public employment service to support placement activities and the (re)integration of disadvantaged groups - The employer will receive financial support in the form of wage subsidies (periodic payments) - Up to 66,7% of the assessment basis (monthly gross pay excluding special bonus payments, plus a lump sum of 50% for non-wage labour costs) is subsidised - During a probationary period of non more than 6 months these subsidies may cover 100%

6 Financial support for PwD Working experience placements Working opportunity for job seeking persons to identify their job preferences, strengths, weaknesses, and support needs. Work experience placements are unpaid and can be for any amount of hours per week. A work experience placement should be time-limited to avoid exploitation of the job seeker and EUSE would recommend that weeks is a sufficient time period to meet the objectives of the placement. Also referred to as internship.  2- 4 weeks free probation time in companies  Up to 3 months free training time in companies

7 Tasks of the Federal Social Services Office The Federal Social Services Office is a service organisation that focuses on the integration and re-integration of people with disabilities. Apart from people with disabilities, this also includes enterprises that employ or want to employ people with disabilities.

8 Vocational integration  Projects focusing on the advice, training and employment (transitional job support) for people with disabilities; and awareness-raising projects with regard to the problems of people with disabilities.

9 Vocational integration  Projects are funded  Support to obtain and secure of jobs  Benefits for integration measures  Benefits for the 'secure earnings scheme'  Benefits for the 'secure jobs scheme'  Disability-friendly adaptation of jobs

10 Legal basics Employment of People with Disabilities Act CENTRAL GOALS:  Obligation to employ people with disabilities (for enterprises with 25 or more employees); OR payment of a compensation tax into a fund.  Increased protection against dismissal for people with disabilities.

11 Staff- leasing for PwD Preconditions: Unemployment Agency Medical certificate (disability and abilities) – rate of disability Looking for a job – being motivated What is staff- leasing for PwD? PwD are normally employed within the FAB organisation Active support on the working place Possibility for carreer planning and training

12 Staff- leasing for companies Advantages: Support during the staff finding process Support for employees and colleagues Leasing = transfer all duties of employer to FAB Possibility of an working probation time Only real worked hours have to be paid by the company Everytime it is possible to change from leasing to fix employment Individual fundings are possible

13 Good results Satisfied companies Close to the needs of the economic sector Good first step in the open labour market Over 400 new working places for PwD since beginning of the project

14 INTEGRATIVE VOCATIONAL TRAINING – IBA (incl. professional orientation and preparation) Framework conditions - Contracting authority: Public Employment Supervision of IBA is incumbent on the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (national level) - regulated in the vocational training act since target group: young people between age 15-25: * could not be placed in a regular apprenticeship * had special educational needs at compulsory schooling * have disabilities within the meaning of the act on Employment of People with Disabilities (as defined by law)

15 Parameters … for company/ business partner: -practical training contract with Jugend am Werk -expense: 1st year EUR 73, 2nd year: EUR 145, 3rd-4th year EUR 218 (per month) for PWD: - during orientation+preparation: cover of living by the AMS (approx. 294 EUR) - during integrative vocational training: 294 EUR (1-2 year), 679,50 EUR (3-4 year) - training contract with JAW - long-time practical training in companies - health and accident insurance

16 Contact: Michaela Meier, Christine Pilz, Bahnhofgürtel 77/ 5, 8020 Graz Tel


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