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What does the Participation Service Point do?

Last updated on 4 November 2022
Below you will find an overview of what the Participation Service Point can do for you.
  • Participation analysis: identifying and exploring the opportunities that exist in the department.
  • Creating support: providing information and inspiration with a view to creating support for a more inclusive workplace.
  • Recruitment & selection: taking care of (all or part of) the recruitment and selection of a colleague with a occupational disability.
  • Guidance: providing information and workplace training to employees, including buddy training. 
  • Subsidy applications: help in applying for financial support, such as wage cost benefit and wage dispensation.
  • Resources: assistance in applying for adaptations for your employees or workplace adaptations.
  • Job coaching: arranging job coaching through external agencies or providing internal job coaching by two certified in-house job coaches. 
  • Advancement/outflow: support in addressing the career questions posed by employees with a occupational disability. 

Disability in the workplace

Occupational disability covers a very broad spectrum. The word ‘disability’ has a negative connotation, putting the emphasis on what someone can’t do rather than what they can do. The most important consideration is that an employee should be hired for the qualities and added value they bring to the job. Positions at all levels can be filled by someone with a disability: from professor to communications adviser to service employee. The extent to which the disability needs to be taken into account depends on the person, the disability and the degree to which it affects the work that needs to be done.

In a working context, the word disability can refer to: 

  • a physical disability, which includes dependence on a wheelchair, visual impairment, hearing impairment, chronic illness, acquired brain injury (ABI); 
  • a mental disability, which includes personality disorder, bipolar disorder, psychological vulnerability, ABI; 
  • a developmental disorder, such as ASD (autistic spectrum disorder), ADHD, ADD and 
  • an intellectual disability with an IQ below 70.

Contact Participation Service Point

Please contact us if you have any questions.