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Work inclusion through supported employment? Perspectives of job counsellors in iceland

Work inclusion through supported employment? Perspectives of job counsellors in iceland


Title: Work inclusion through supported employment? Perspectives of job counsellors in iceland
Author: Hardonk, Stefan Celine
Halldórsdóttir, Sandra
Date: 2021
Language: English
Scope: 11
Department: Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics
Series: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research; 23(1)
ISSN: 1501-7419
DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.767
Subject: Fötlun; Atvinnumál; Starfsráðgjöf; Disability; Iceland; Job counsellors; Supported employment; Work inclusion; Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; Social Sciences (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2684

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Hardonk , S C & Halldórsdóttir , S 2021 , ' Work inclusion through supported employment? Perspectives of job counsellors in iceland ' , Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research , vol. 23 , no. 1 , pp. 39-49 . https://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.767

Abstract:

Supported employment (SE) programmes are generally considered an effective measure to support disabled people in the labour market. While research about SE has mostly focused on quantitative measures, such as successful placement, scholars have argued for scrutinising the meaning behind programme implementation. To understand how SE contributes to work inclusion of disabled people, we studied how job counsellors view their support and how they give meaning to their own roles and the roles of clients and employers. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 10 job counsellors within the SE programme of the Icelandic public employment service. Analysis of interview data shows that while participants attached general importance to inclusion, their day-to-day approach to client-centred support, relations with employers, and follow-up support reflected a social integration rather than an inclusion perspective. The policy context in which job counsellors implement the programme appeared to play an important role in shaping their approach to support.

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Funding Information: This study was conducted as part of the research project ‘Rethinking work inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities’ funded by the Research Council of Norway (‘HELSEVEL’ 2018–2020 number 273259). Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s).

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