Module 9 - Implementation and Networking

Module 9

Title: Implementation and Networking


Responsible partner



Aims and Overarching Objectives of the module


The SE coach should be able to:

  • exercise general and specific rights and obligations as participants in the labour market process according to the national Labour Code;
  • find and select suitable governmental programmes for employment of people with disabilities;
  • negotiate the contractual relationship between employer (institution, company) and employee with disability;
  • apply basic knowledge in labour legislation related to consulting and successful implementation of activities in seeking and finding job positions for people with disabilities;
  • apply the principles of successful institutional communication in the implementation of social activities;
  • implemented successful interpersonal relations with employees of other institutions involved in the process;
  • work effectively in network, provide support and seek assistance in difficult situations;


SE coaches can/ knows how to:

  • communicate effectively with different types of institutions involved in the labour market processes: for example in Bulgaria- the Employment Agency, labour offices, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Agency for People with Disabilities, etc.
  • conduct searches for job vacancies appropriate for PwD among the different type of institutions, companies, foundations, etc.;
  • classify information by specialty/ professional fields;
  • refer the candidates to appropriate job positions and coordinate this process with the employers;


Summary of the module content and table of content items


This module aims to help the future SE coaches to develop skills and competencies for successful orientation in the institutional environment in the context of which they should realize researches, cooperation, and negotiation for suitable job positions for people with disabilities. The module should make them familiar with the main institutional actors in the labour market as well the European and national legal frameworks.

Furthermore the module is providing essentials of professional ethics and code of conduct which each SE coach is supposed to follow.

Upon completion of this module the SE coaches should develop skills for good communication with different types of companies and organisations including state institutions etc. that provide jobs for people with disabilities.

There is a dedicated section which guides the SE coach where and how to exploit funding opportunities for ensure the implementation of SE process as well as to facilitate sustainable employment of job seekers with disabilities.

As a result of the training module coaches should acquire competencies, aimed at realizing research and activities and interactions in the social sphere.


Table of contents:

1. Labour legislation regarding employment and social affairs

1.1. European

1.2. National

2. Professional ethics.

3. Code of conduct of SE coaches

4. Institutional environment.

5. Social Services.

6. Funding opportunities

6.1 For implementation of SE services

6.2 For insuring sustainable employment.

7. Communication strategies to interact with and among institutions/ organisations.

8. Specific aspects of “networking” with potential employers.

Training workload

1.    Theoretical part (hours): 20 hours

2.    Practical part (hours): 10 hours

3.    Assessment (hours): 1 hour

Educational resources required

1. PC, laptop.

2. Internet access.

3. E-mail account.

4. Paper sheets.

5. Pen

Learning pathways

1.    Face to face: 10 hours

2.    E- learning: 10 hours

3.    Practice: 10 hours

4.    Internship: 0 hours

Previous knowledge

1. Basic knowledge on social services.

2. Basic knowledge on social and labour legislation.

3. Good communication skills.

4. Basic ICT skills.

5. Ability to cooperate with others (institutions/ private “actors”).

6. Basic knowledge in the field of working with clients with special needs.

Compulsory completion of other modules before starting:


M1 Disability awareness

M2 Acquisition of key and transversal competencies

M3 Practical methods in the coaching process

M5 Supported employment basis

M6 Attitudes and approaches

M7 Pre-employment agenda

M8 Career guidance

Learning outcomes


  • knowledge in the field of labour legislation;
  • knowledge about framework regulating the social activities on EU and National levels;
  • knowledge about employment policies and funding opportunities;
  • knowledge about institutional environment;
  • knowledge in actual status and future tendencies in the labour market environment at national and international level;



  • Ability to develop “networks” with different types of institutions/ private companies;
  • Ability to find and select suitable governmental programmes for employment of people with disabilities;
  • Good communication skills appropriate for specific communication environment;
  • Ability to apply the legislative documentation regulating social activities;
  • Ability to promote the social employment model among different stakeholders.
  • Realize coordination activities with institution, companies, etc.
  • Ability to comply with requirements and procedures stated in Code of conduct.



  • demonstrate good organizational competence;
  • demonstrate competencies in the social sphere;
  • observe strictly the ethical framework of social work;



ECTS = 1 credit; ECVET = 5% weight

The VET programme will follow the ECVET principles for the recognition and validation of the learning outcomes.

Assessment (type)

Case based exam.