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Work ability coordinator supports people with partial work capacity

The Programme for persons with partial work capacity has ended, and these pages are no longer being updated.

The key person in the operational concept, whose aim is to allow people with partial work capacity to remain employed and find employment, is the work ability coordinator.

The work ability coordinator works together with the people with partial work capacity in order to find various alternatives in tools, benefits and services that best suit his or her needs.

The work ability coordinator is an expert, who is capable of assessing the impact of different tools and provides assistance in, for example, critical transition phases.

It is also the task of the work ability coordinator to strengthen and maintain the motivation and self-initiative of the person with partial work capacity.

Clearly-defined responsibilities 

Primary responsibility for the success of the process lies with the employer or an Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office).

The work ability coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the plan made for the person with partial work capacity is implemented.

  Primary responsibility Work ability coordinator

Employed person
with

deteriorating
working capacity

An employer which:
- is responsible for the success of the process, whose aim is to keep people employed
- ensures that expert assistance is available and all the tools of a given workplace are
used (e.g. working arrangements, occupational safety)
A person appointed by the employer, who:
- drafts a custom-tailored plan with the employee to help them remain employed
- is responsible for ensuring that the plan is implemented.
Person with partial work capacity
who is
unemployed
TE Offices
- are responsible for services that promote employment.
A person appointed by a TE Office, who:
- drafts a custom-tailored employment plan together with the jobseeker
- is responsible for ensuring that the plan is implemented.
One source of information is a portal, which contains information on all available services and benefits.

Work ability coordinator training has begun

The aim of the training is to provide participants with excellent skills in working together with people with partial work capacity to find personalised solutions for remaining employed or entering the workplace.

During training, work capacity is examined in relation to the job description: the job can be adapted to meet the person's remaining work capacity.

Work ability coordinators gain a familiarity with the range of tools available and various tool combinations as well as work in close cooperation with various actors, such as experts in the service system.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health provides training in cooperation with the Jamit project for prolonging careers. The Jamit project is funded by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as well as the European Social Fund (ESF).

Further information

Project Manager Raija Tiainen, tel. +358 (0)295 163 610, firstname.lastname@stm.fi