In its broadest sense, the description of Supported Employment (SE) is the support of people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining paid employment within companies in the first labor market.
SE is based upon accessible participation in society for all, as well as upon individual values and respectful supervision. The interests and resources of people in intervention are in the forefront.
The SE approach strengthens people in their decision-making ability and is based upon the most direct placement in the first labor market: first place, then train.
SE is intended for all people with disabilities of varying nature who wish to work and are focused on training and placement in the first labor market. A job coach supervises and assists in this process.
The goal is employment in the first labor market, independent of the type and severity of the disability.
Further information: www.supportedemployment-schweiz.ch