We live in a dynamic world that is constantly changing the face of the free labor market. Subsequently, employment services in general and devising employment solutions for people with mental illness in particular are constantly being developed with an emphasis on normative employment. There is currently a clear preference for a supported employment model instead of sheltered employment and encouraging people with disabilities to leave the sheltered workshops for the free labor market. On the other hand, this makes it difficult to man the production lines and maintain the required scope of production. This situation required us to rethink our steps and to come up with an innovative program - OJT training courses:
This is job placement that on the one hand enables occupational rehabilitation for people with psychiatric disability, and promoting to an employment field that utilizes your abilities, and on the other hand, opens up a training course for an operator job so that the factory can maintain its production capacity.
OJT training courses - an innovative placement model that prepares you for the free labor market
The dual goal of OJT training centers
The aim of the program is to develop an employment model that will minimize gaps and promote people with mental illness in a training course while working, and concurrently creating balance between work, family and recreation.
The program gives incentive to the factory as an employer to hire people with mental illness while receiving the assistance and guidance of the professional staff that guides and trains the worker for his job.
Who is the service intended for and where?
At first, the OJT will be conducted at the Shavim factory in Beersheba. Eight people with mental illness, aged 18 and over who are eligible for a rehabilitation basket of services, are hired and employed in each cycle.
The duration of the service and hours it is given
Your work week as a worker employed at the factory will not exceed 35 hours and will not be under 140 hours per month. The program lasts for 12 months for employees who were deemed suitable for a production line job.
During the first two months of joining the program, we will place an emphasis on becoming familiar with employment, mastering skills, and building a personalized promotion plan based on setting goals and methods.
Salary and wages
During the first two months - the interim period - you will earn 17 NIS per hour until a decision is made regarding an assessment of your employment ability as an employee, according to the rules set forth in the Adjusted Minimum Wage Guidelines.
The end of the program
Concurrent to your employment at the factory, we will continue to implement your professional training according to the personalized training program that we devised together with you. At the end of the employment period - 12 months - the employment coordinator will continue to guide you for three more months to help you find and stick with a job in the free market.
The OJT training centers program is one of many training initiatives that we continue to develop, such as:
Employment initiatives that are conducted together with employers in the free market in order to broaden your choices and vocational horizon.
The art of selling course. A program to operate sales stands at commercial centers to market and sell products produced by the actual individuals with mental illness at the arts center that we operate.
Art centers. A unique program that provides occupational training for anyone with an inclination and desire to work with arts and crafts.
Guidance Plus Centers. Occupational guidance centers that are based on making joint decisions. Every individual with a mental illness gets a type of map with an abundance of tools to choose from, together with the professional guiding him.
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