National adapted qualification concept for the Job Coach for persons with disabilities

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This document is the outcome of a European project that aimed to develop an internationally
recognized qualification profile for job coaches, to facilitate the social and economic
inclusion of people with developmental, cognitive and mental health problems.
Although the role of ‘Job Coach for person with disabilities’ does not currently have the status
of an established profession within the European Union, there is common agreement that
their main professional task is to provide personal on-site assistance in employment for
persons with specific health needs1. As a result, the partner organizations, representing five
European nations, set out to design ‘Job Coaching’ as a new occupation in the 2423
(Personnel and Careers Professional) group2 within the European Skills, Competences
Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) system3. Currently, as a non-registered occupation,
the position of Job Coach is not regulated within the European Qualification Framework for
lifelong learning (EQF), and this is an issue that the present project aimed to address.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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