Professional rehabilitation

Professional rehabilitation — a set of activities that ensure the acquisition of a new profession, professional knowledge or skills, according to the type of level of functional disorders of a person and taking into account his/her previous education and professional qualification.

Beneficiaries of professional rehabilitation - disabled people who have the recommendation from The State Medical Commission for the Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability.

Professional rehabilitation consists of

  • Professional adequacy and job simulation tests
  • Training programmes
  • Psycho-social assistance
  • Providing assistance in placement and job finding
  • Driving lessons and car adaptation for people with disabilities

Professional Adequacy and Job Simulation Test

Duration: up to 2 weeks depending in the applicant’s health condition, type of disability, interests and motivation.

Applicants are provided with services of:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Doctors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Carer consultants
  • Vocational trainers and tutors

Steps :

  • An individual interview to establish the applicant’s motivation to study and his/her professional interests
  • To determine if the health status of the applicant complies with the chosen profession
  • To define the learning ability (comprehension and understanding skills, ability to remember new information
  • Test of Latvian language skills
  • Simulation of practical jobs to establish specific skills linked to the potential profession professional
  • Create an individual recommendation for the acquisition of professional training.

Agency offers the following professional programmes

  • Accountant
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Retail work
  • Wholesale work
  • Hospitality service
  • Bookkeeping
  • Secretary
  • Electronics assembly
  • Cooking
  • Baking

College level programmes

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Accountant
  • Marketing and Sales Manager
  • Hotel Service Manager
  • Computer System and Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Sign Language Interpreter

A network of support centres in all Latvia

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Tasks of the network of support centres to:

  • Collect the information regarding  disabled people who are in the able-bodied age
  • Inform people with disabilities regarding the  services available at the Social Integration State Agency
  • Provide the professional adequacy tests
  • Motivate people with disabilities for further studies and/or employment
  • Investigate the regional labour market
  • Provide professional training
  • Assist disabled people in placement and job finding

Assistance in job finding

  • Collection of information regarding placements and jobs available
  • Job simulation training
  • Negotiation with potential employers