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List of Manuals / Tools (No.50~)

73 Key points for redesigning working lives for middle-aged and older persons with disabilities based on case studies(April 2021)
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This pamphlet organizes the points for redesigning of working life by focusing on case studies from the research report №159 "Research on Support for Redesigning Working Lives for Middle-Aged and Older Persons with Disabilities. The "Key Points for Redesigning Working Lives" can be used by business owners' groups and business owners, as well as by administrative institutions, concerned parties' groups, and employment support organizations.
72 Case Studies of Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Industries with Exclusion Rates: Devising and Accommodations in the Workplace(April 2021)
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The employment of persons with disabilities is increasing in a variety of industries, but there are some industries where it is generally considered difficult for persons with disabilities to work (industries with exclusion rates). However, even in such industries, various efforts have been made to recruit and continue to employ persons with disabilities.
This collection of case studies features employment cases in industries with exclusion rates, such as healthcare, childcare, construction, and road freight transportation, and introduces concrete devising and accommodations practiced in the workplace. It can be utilized by many people, including business owners, supporters, and persons with disabilities.
71 Guidebook for Employment Management of Persons with Mental Disabilities(April 2021)
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It provides know-hows on employment management for persons with mental disabilities in the most easily understandable way possible. It includes case studies to give a concrete image of employment of persons with mental disabilities, and also touches on the considerations and measures for employees who returned to work after an extended absence due to mental illness after being hired.
* In March 2021, the "Guidebook for Employment Management of Persons with Mental Disabilities," published in February 2012, was revised to include a column to introduce recent topics related to employment of persons with mental disabilities.
70 Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons with Intractable Diseases: Handbook Q&A(April 2021)
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A 100-page booklet targeted at "professional supporters of employment for people with disabilities" to enable them to "provide effective support to persons with intractable diseases, with or without disability certificates. This can be used not only for direct support, such as "vocational rehabilitation with or without disability certificate" and "effective coordination with support for balancing treatment and work," but also for advice and assistance to local related institutions, such as "meeting the needs for employment support during medical and lifestyle consultations" and "building a system for cooperation among local related institutions and professions.
69 Available Now! Support for Employment and Balancing Work and Treatment for Persons with Intractable Diseases(April 2021)
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A four-page leaflet for "a wide range of relevant parties involved in consultation and support for intractable diseases" to promote efforts to "create a common understanding that will serve as a trigger for dialogue among relevant parties in the community." It allows users to view the status of related systems, services, and available information to meet the employment support needs of people with intractable diseases, and can be used as an opportunity to gain a common understanding among related parties.
68 Guide for Utilizing Employment Support for Persons with Intractable Diseases(April 2021)
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This 20-page pamphlet is prepared for "persons in charge of medical and daily life consultation support in the healthcare field" to solve the problem of "connecting consultation support situations in the healthcare field to necessary support for employment of persons with disabilities and support for balancing treatment and work. They can identify the needs for employment support in consultation support sessions in the healthcare field using the checklist, connect them to appropriate specialized support, and understand the specific details of systems and support in related fields for effective use.
67 For Business People in Charge: A Guide to Utilize "Job Coaches Who Belong to Companies" ~ For Employing Persons with Disabilities ~(April 2020)
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We created a leaflet for companies that currently or considering employing persons with disabilities, as a reference to internal support systems for aiding persons with disabilities to adjust or settle into the workplace. Based on a survey of 248 offices that employ job coaches and 570 job coaches, this leaflet summarizes the state of support offered by job coaches, as well as their effects and challenges. Use this leaflet as a reference to disseminate information into companies that promote employment of persons with disabilities, aid them in settling into the workplace and build internal support systems for employment of persons with disabilities.
66 Best Utilization Practices of Job Coaches Who Belong to Companies - Job Coaches Who Belong to Companies and Support Employment of Persons with Disabilities -(April 2020)
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This booklet introduces cases of supports given by job coaches who belong to companies based on the research report no. 152 "Research on the Effectiveness of Support Offered by Job Coaches who Belong to Companies and the Supported Cases."
Use this booklet as resources for building internal support systems for employing persons with disabilities and settling such persons into the workplace.
65 Points for employment support for persons with developmental disability characteristics and comorbid mental disabilities(April 2020)
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This report includes outlines of questionnaire surveys at the local vocational centers for persons with disabilities, support cases, and points for problems and responses for persons with developmental disabilities, comorbid mental disabilities or persons with mental disabilities, who display characteristics of developmental disability.
Use this report as a reference of employment support for persons with developmental disabilities, comorbid mental disabilities, and persons with mental disabilities who display characteristics of developmental disability.
64 New tasks on Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) (Simplified Version) - A Handy Manual -(April 2020)
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This handy manual is designed to provide practical tips to person in charge involved in the actual use of the above MWS's new task trainings in the field. The manual covers task preparation, course layout, instruction and responding to typical questions from participants.
To make the most of this handy manual for actual task training in the field, and for more details about the new task line up, see the theories and support techniques available in "Research Report No. 145."
63 New tasks on Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) (Salary calculation, proofreading, in-house mail sorting)(April 2020)
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In response to demand for the addition of new MWS tasks that are more difficult yet more practical than conventional ones, we developed three new skills goals (tasks) and put them into practice. These are "salary calculation," "proofreading," and "in-house mail sorting," which greater reading comprehension, focus, and judgement than past tasks.
Assuming that the vocational tasks are conducted while referencing materials such as illustrations, charts and handbooks, the new skills goals will allow participants to complete their tasks while referring to a "sub book" including task rules and procedures. The purpose of new tasks is to develop "the ability to understand the rules specified in documents" with "the ability for participants to properly understand and follow task rules."
62 For Sustained Employment of Employees who have gradually become Blind (the Brochure for Human Resource Personnel and Managers of Companies)(April 2019)
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The brochure can be used when considering how to adopt measures or how to consulting, to the employees who came to be affected according to some kind of new-onset severe ophthalmic diseases, furthermore ongoing conditions, as such visual loss and/or field defect at their work-sites. So we recommend to utilize the brochure for corporate managers, industrial health staff, e.g. industrial doctors, industrial health nurses.
The brochure can be also used when looking for how to keeping job in spite of severe ophthalmic diseases, and conceivably seeking preceding solution cases. For that reason, we also recommend to utilize the brochure for employees who have come to suffer from eye disease while working, and who are starting to feel difficulties with commuting and work.
Naturally, each experts in ophthalmic medicine, social welfare and employment support can use the brochure to offer the severe ophthalmic diseases employee something proposal that contributes to solutions to many visual problems.
61 Employment and Job Retention Supports for Persons with Disabilities through Collaboration of Related Service Providers and Professionals(April 2019)
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Ultimately, the purpose of general support of employment and settling into the workplace for persons with disabilities is to obtain a wide range of stakeholders to "create an inclusive company, workplace, and community for people with disabilities and illnesses." We compiled domestic and international positive use cases and new ideas through workshops etc. as a booklet for enlightening a wide range of related organizations and occupations in the region. A wide range of stakeholders can use it to share the vision of success and work on role sharing and collaboration under common goals through workshops and other means.
60 Guide to Using the Information Sharing Sheet(April 2019)
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The information sharing sheet is a tool to contribute to the continuation of vocational life by visualizing their own situation and sharing that information to related organizations in order to lead to self-care, line care, and support to mediate communication with outside specialized institutions. In this guide, how to propose to the person using the sheet, how to make the sheet, and the way of sharing information with related parties through the sheet were explained. It consists of an introductory section with an overview of the sheet and an explanatory section with a detailed explanation.
59 Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) Revision, Guidance for Development of New Work Samples(April 2019)
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In this research (Research Report No.145), regarding the "Makuhari Work Sample", responding to requests to develop work samples that are more difficult and more practical, three new work samples of "Salary Calculation", "Proof-reading" and "Mail Sorting" were developed. This leaflet is a brief explanation of the points of development of the revised work samples and new work samples, and the outline of the development of revised and new work samples. It can be used when grasping the contents of the revised work samples and the outline of the new work samples.
58 Points for Providing Reasonable Accommodation and Corporate Practice Cases- From Corporate Survey Results of "Study on Changes in Corporate Awareness and Behavior Associated with the Revision of the Laws for Employment of Disabled Persons" - (April 2019)
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Since the basic understanding and consideration cases for providing reasonable accommodation are listed, it is possible to learn about reasonable accommodation based on the characteristics of the disability, etc.
The "reasonable accommodation providing" self-check sheet allows the person to confirm their understanding of the providing of reasonable accommodation.
Since the practical cases of reasonable accommodation obtained from corporate survey results of the study on changes in corporate awareness and behavior associated with the revision of the laws for the employment of disabled persons are also posted, it will be helpful when providing reasonable accommodation.
It can be widely used by companies and employment support agencies as a manual for providing appropriate reasonable accommodation.
57 Guide of reinstatement for persons with an acquired disability after employment(April 2018)
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In this Guide, we provide know-how etc. on effective supports for leave and reinstatement of persons with acquired disability after employment which we have found in "Research on current situation and measures for reinstatement of persons with acquired disability after employment" (Research Report No.142). We hope it utilized for implementation of measures and considerations at the reinstatement of persons with acquired disability after employment and for the promotion of job retention.
56 Employment management of persons with intractable diseases (April 2018)
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Through analysis etc. on situation of employment of persons with intractable diseases without Disability Certificate which is not subject to employment quota system for persons with disabilities, we have developed a employment management manual which aims to establish relation "that such persons can work without excessive difficulties," between persons with diseases or disabilities and employers.
In reference to recent social movement, we present many cases in which persons with intractable diseases actively work under possible supporting systems and under certain considerations although not subject to employment quota system for persons with disabilities.
For the issues which have been recognized in employment management of persons with intractable diseases such as "elimination of misunderstanding and prejudice to intractable diseases by employers / promotion of accurate images", "solution of practical issues at recruitment", "good communication at workplace / promotion of understanding and accommodation", "supports for leave and reinstatement", "measures for development of disorders", etc. , we have organized the issues from the viewpoints of employers and have made the points easier for employers utilize.
Observing the voices from the field of employment support that "they cannot make employment support for persons without Disability Certificate", we refer to practical techniques for support "under employment relation beneficial for both persons with intractable diseases and employers", and we hope these serve for supporting activities.
55 Information exchange manual of employment support and psychiatric medical care(April 2017)
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Viewpoints and methods for contributing to effective information exchange, information-sharing and cooperation between employment support and psychiatric medical care are stated in this manual in an easy-to-understand form. Specific methods to make inquiries from employment support institutions to medical institutions, points to keep in mind when discussing topics between employment support institutions and medical institutions and how to prepare "written opinions of doctors in charge" specifically for psychiatrists etc. are introduced, and it is therefore an essential document for people who are working both in employment support and psychiatric medical care.
54 Handbook: Supported Employment(April 2017)
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This is a translated version of "Handbook: Supported Employment" by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Association for Supported Employment (WASE) in 2014. Supported Employment focuses on their ability (what they can do) not the disability (what they cannot do), and supports both people with disabilities and employers. This has been developed not only in Japan but also in other countries around the world as a universal way of disability employment support. In this handbook, examples of efforts in other countries are introduced and it will be a reference for people who support "the rights for persons with disabilities to work equally with other people" as stated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
53 Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone - New version - (Software installation DVD)(April 2017)
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Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone New Version consists of two tests ("Basic emotions assessment version" which evaluates characteristics when inferring emotions from tones and faces which express basic emotions (happy/sad/angry/disgust) and "Pleasantness-unpleasantness level assessment version" which evaluates characteristics regarding emotion inference from ambiguous emotional expression). It is expected that the usage of this test allows people to clarify difficulties of judging another person's emotions from non-verbal information such as tones and faces as well as characteristics of emotion inference, and furthermore to be useful for discussing communication support.
52 A primer of employment supports for persons with disabilities and diseases - For the inclusive society where everyone can participate in the society through occupation (April 2017)
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While considering the fact that the number of people involved in employment support for persons with disabilities is increasing due to a more inclusive society, we summarized the common goals that should be shared across fields/institutions/occupations (Why?), points of employment support (How?) and hints of specific efforts that make use of each expertise (What?). We hope that this would be utilized by the professionals, individuals, and business owners etc. who have various backgrounds and need to be engaged in employment support for persons with disabilities for the first time, as well as for the experienced people who are engaged in addressing new issues which are difficult to cope with in conventional ways.
51 Features of the employment of persons with mental disabilities from the "corporations' perspective" (April 2016)
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The tasks were investigated for both employment of persons with mental disabilities and having workers to return to workplaces after leave due to their mental health issues at corporations. In addition, the research was also undertaken concerning the relationships between the correspondence to persons with mental health issues and the employment of persons with mental disabilities. Based on this analysis, the corporations were divided into six groups and for each group, suggestions were attempted to be offered concerning the countermeasures to support corporations at the time of the employment promotion of persons with mental disabilities. The anticipated use of this booklet is to be used as a reference by both the individuals involved with the employment of persons with disabilities at corporations and the individuals at support institutions involved with the employment support for corporations.
50 In order to continue the employment for persons who are diagnosed with early-onset dementia (April 2016)
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Basic knowledge concerning early-onset dementia that is not yet recognized with the right understanding was reviewed with the aim of having common understanding for the entrepreneurs and supporters. Moreover, several examples of the actual cases of the continued employment, the way to correspond at the workplace, points for employment management and the main employment support services, etc., are introduced here. Therefore the anticipated use of this research is to be used as a reference to approach the continued employment for persons who are diagnosed with early-onset dementia.