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We train activity - social coaching as method of work with the disabled

The Strategic Partnership for innovation “We train activity - social coaching as method of work with the disabled” coordinated by ALPI SOCIAL INNOVATIONS (Poland) and realized in partnership with ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (ITALY) and Associação Intercultural Amigos da Mobilidade (Portugal). The key element of the project is to develop an innovative program of working with the people with intellectual disability based on the method of individual social coaching. The main result of the project are the development and implementation of an innovative social coaching programme, an e-learning course for social coaches, a platform dedicated to the social coaches, selection and training of 9 social coaches.

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Sylwia Stefaniak
Kamil Soluch

Overview

Social coaching as method of work with the disabled is an innovative program of working with the people with intellectual disability based on the method of individual social coaching. 

The innovative aspect of this e-learning course is its ability to effectively train the Social Coach, giving to the learner concrete tools and useful tips able to make him a professional in the social field.

Coaching seems to be a mix of interactive teaching, advising, counseling and mentoring, but it is none of them fully. The term ‘coaching’ means many different things to different people, but is generally about helping individuals to solve their own problems and improve their own performance.

Structure of this e-learning course

This course offers a complete learning path divided in 5 main areas:

1 - Social coaching as a method of work with people with mental disability

2 - How to address the disabled coachee and how to implement the coaching programme

3 - Resources and tools

4 - Motivation and obstacles to coaching

5 - Examples of application

6 - Deepenings

The course foresee some tests for each chapter, in order to allow the learners to check their acquired knowledge from time to time, and it ensure the issue of a certificate to the participants.

Sources and set up

The basis of this guide is eclectic; We use different methods, combined, as we know from experience work well. The methods we use are derived from the self reliance matrix, motivational theories, problem solving approach, supported employment and social skills coaching

For who is this method?

This method is designed for formal (Institutional) coaches, and for people that deliver informal coaching to people with a need for care. You, as a reader, are perhaps a counselor, or pedagogue, or family member. Or perhaps you are a fulltime coach. This book appeals to your role as a coach. Since we believe that people only come to the best performance with the support of their social environment, we hope that we offer you the insights and tools that can help you make the best of your coaching role.

Aims

The aims of this method are:

  • Self-reliance of the coachee
  • Making the work for people with a care need (ex.. people with a disability) easier and more effective
  • Contribute to the development and innovation on care for people with a need for care or support
  • Changing the way we look at people with a need for care
  • Improving the skills of care workers (formal and informal)

Expected results

The results this method offers:

  • An easy method for professional or informal care workers
  • A comprehensible method for the person who needs care or support
  • A flexible method, to be used in different contexts and for different target group

 

This method was created during the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership "Social coaching as method of work with the disabled"; this project was coordinated by ALPI SOCIAL INNOVATIONS (Poland) and realized in partnership with ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (ITALY) and Associação Intercultural Amigos da Mobilidade (Portugal). It represents a complete programme originating from the meeting and exchange of good practices among professionals working with people with disabilities in this 3 different organizations who combined their past experiences and know-how and a new and global programme, that was later validated and generalized so that it can be considered as a programme applicable at European level.

 

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

The information and views set out in this e-learning course are those of the authors and neither the European Commission may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. 

Course content

  • 1.1. COACHING PEOPLE WITH A NEED FOR CARE

  • 1.2 - The social coach

  • 1.3 - Let's compare: traditional methods of work with the disabled and Social coaching

  • 2.1 - An overview of the different kinds of disability and how to approach people with disability

  • 2.2 - SOCIAL COACHING: the work process

  • 2.3 - Deepening: EVALUATION AND ADAPTATION

  • 3.1 - RESOURCES: the sociogram

  • 3.2 - TOOLS

  • 4.1 - Motivation

  • 4.2 - OBSTACLES to coaching

  • 5.1 - An example of application: SOCIAL SKILLS COACHING

  • 6 - Deepenings

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