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Competencies of Return to Work
(RTW) Professionals for
Successful Rehabilitation in Japan
Jun Yaeda, Rh.D. Associate Profe...
Japanese Work Longer Hours
• Productivity is not high enough
• Regular Japanese work 1700 hours/year
• Average Americans w...
Japanese Large Size is much smaller
than the Small Size in the U.S.
http://blog.livedoor.jp/zzcj/archives/51881929
.html
1...
Japanese work much longer than other
countries
200~300 hours
LONGER
16/07/16公開講座_八重田
Employment Quota Rate of 2.0%
• Some companies have achieved 10% + quota
• Competitive workers get paid enough to be
indep...
RTW competencies of job coaches
• Assessed by SASC developed by Kundu
• Systematic Approach to Placement (SAP) were
not qu...
Work Stress
• Are they happy at work?
• They must love work
• Do they feel insecure if not working?
• Teachers are one of ...
Training JC in Japan
• Japanese government and some NPOs are
providing some training regularly
• The number of JC has been...
Work Stress for Job Coach
• A study with 398 Japanese job coaches found
that having insufficient competencies
was one of t...
Seminars provided by JC Net
2-day basic seminars
3-day applied seminar
1-day OJT
Basic Course
1. Assessment and planning
2. Job Development and Informed Consent
3. Work Place Assessment and Job Restructu...
Seminar Participants
Social Workers (including PSW)
Public and Private Officers
Special School Teachers
Business Perso...
Professional Issues
• RTW in Japan = “Re-work Counselors”
especially for people with psychiatric
disabilities
• No certifi...
More Work Places for JC
1. Business Scenes
2. Medical Settings
3. School Settings
4. Community Rehabilitation Facilities
5...
Young & Old Job Coaches
• Students majoring social work and rehabilitation
can get more experience as “Student JC” through...
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RIWC_PARA_A102 utilizing the systems approach to placement (sap) based on the data collected in the usa, japan, and taiwan, return to work

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RIWC_PARA_A102 utilizing the systems approach to placement (sap) based on the data collected in the usa, japan, and taiwan, return to work

  1. 1. Competencies of Return to Work (RTW) Professionals for Successful Rehabilitation in Japan Jun Yaeda, Rh.D. Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan Rehabilitation International 2016
  2. 2. Japanese Work Longer Hours • Productivity is not high enough • Regular Japanese work 1700 hours/year • Average Americans work 1400 hours/year • Work Productivity per hour is $ 40 in Japan while $60 in US 16/07/16公開講座_八重田
  3. 3. Japanese Large Size is much smaller than the Small Size in the U.S. http://blog.livedoor.jp/zzcj/archives/51881929 .html 16/07/16公開講座_八重田
  4. 4. Japanese work much longer than other countries 200~300 hours LONGER 16/07/16公開講座_八重田
  5. 5. Employment Quota Rate of 2.0% • Some companies have achieved 10% + quota • Competitive workers get paid enough to be independent • 129,000 Non-competitive workers at Work Support Agencies (Type B Agencies) earn only $140 monthly • 13,000 Semi-competitive workers at Work Support Agencies (Type A Agencies) earn $680 monthly • 16,000 workers at Work Transition Centers earn $210 monthly
  6. 6. RTW competencies of job coaches • Assessed by SASC developed by Kundu • Systematic Approach to Placement (SAP) were not quite high for Japanese JC • Need more in-service training
  7. 7. Work Stress • Are they happy at work? • They must love work • Do they feel insecure if not working? • Teachers are one of professionals who have the highest work stress in their lives • How about Job Coaches with limited knowledge and skills?
  8. 8. Training JC in Japan • Japanese government and some NPOs are providing some training regularly • The number of JC has been increasing significantly • But, only 6 days for the training is not enough • Creates work stress for not being able to provide qualitative RTW services
  9. 9. Work Stress for Job Coach • A study with 398 Japanese job coaches found that having insufficient competencies was one of the main reasons for their work stress (Ishihara & Yaeda, 2009).
  10. 10. Seminars provided by JC Net 2-day basic seminars 3-day applied seminar 1-day OJT
  11. 11. Basic Course 1. Assessment and planning 2. Job Development and Informed Consent 3. Work Place Assessment and Job Restructuring 4. Developing Natural Support 5. Systematic Instruction 6. Utilizing Job Task Instruction and Assistive Devices 7. Follow-up
  12. 12. Seminar Participants Social Workers (including PSW) Public and Private Officers Special School Teachers Business Persons Mental Health Counselors
  13. 13. Professional Issues • RTW in Japan = “Re-work Counselors” especially for people with psychiatric disabilities • No certification for Re-Work Counselors as of 2016 • 400+ Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors have been certified by Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers, known as JEED
  14. 14. More Work Places for JC 1. Business Scenes 2. Medical Settings 3. School Settings 4. Community Rehabilitation Facilities 5. VR Centers
  15. 15. Young & Old Job Coaches • Students majoring social work and rehabilitation can get more experience as “Student JC” through their field work practice • Retired citizens who used to be business persons can become the “Senior JC”, using their expertise and rich working experiences • “Peer JC” can provide their rich experience and become more independent

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