Training module 5:
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of persons with Disabilities

This training is co-organised with Institute for Social Activities (ISA)

Purpose of this training

To reduce the gap between long-term unemployment and the labour market for people with disabilities and thus combat their social exclusion. Provide access to community social services and reduce the number of people housed in residential facilities.

Specific objectives of the training:

  • Strengthen the capacities of social professionals in order to be able to provide activities to increase the employment skills of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
  • To create a system of continuous support for the employment needs of persons with disabilities

Expected competences to be achieved

  • Acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies for occupational therapy (concept of occupational therapy, framework of occupational therapy, dimensions of occupational therapy, types of occupational services, occupational therapy in the local community and work-oriented occupational therapy).
  • Acquiring knowledge with the work integration process of persons with disabilities (making tests, measurements, preparation of the user before and after employment, adaptation, preparation of the staff, monitoring the user during labour integration in the labour market, its guidance) before and during employment.
  • Acquiring knowledge and information on types of work activities that people with disabilities can be involved in (tools for developing plans for creating a long-term and sustainable partnership between civil society and the business sector, improving the efficiency of cooperation between NGOs and private services for NGOs and their professionals to develop work plans for professionally oriented therapy and social entrepreneurship).


Stojan Andonov

Expert with over 40 years of experience aimed at promoting and advancing the health and well-being of clients, through the application of various activities-occupations, focused on their personality, occupation, work interests, communication with the environment and society, professional orientation, functioning in local communities, and in some cases a combination of all of these to enhance professional development and participation. Has experience in rehabilitation and health care, which focuses on helping people of all ages to get involved in performing activities of daily living, increasing productivity and using leisure time. Possess knowledge and skills for conducting assessment and treatment of persons with limited physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, developmental problems, learning difficulties or aging process, through the use of dedicated activities-occupations, adaptable equipment and technology in order to increase their independence, prevent or reduce disability and health problems.

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