The purpose of the Xavier Quincoces Employment Centre is for adults with learning difficulties to achieve full social integration in the community they belong to with the help of two services: the Occupational Therapy Service (STO) and the Employment Inclusion Service (SOI). These each have their own objectives and means of operation but they are closely related in terms of service management and organisation.
The SOI service is intended for people who need limited support – for a certain time in particular areas. It is aimed to promote and preserve personal and social capabilities through carrying out employment and adjustment activities.
Each SOI group has its own identity, making it different from the others. The groups operate independently, with supports adapted to the different profiles in accordance with People-Focused Planning (PFP) methodology, although the general cohesion of the service is maintained (common activities, etc.).
The Employment Centre’s general programme of activities is intended to allow independent operation by the Employment Inclusion Service (SOI). It offers specific personal and social adjustment activities and pre-employment activities depending on the person’s profile, preferences and interests, in accordance with People-Focused Planning and depending on the training of the supervisor.
As the operation is designed with the need for flexibility in mind, depending on the fluctuation of work, the hours will always be adapted, prioritising pre-employment work. The scheduled personal and social adjustment activities will be carried out when the situation allows. Personal and social adjustment means the set of activities aimed at the user, with their direct participation, intended to achieve their structural rehabilitation and an improvement in their relationship with their environment. The different scheduled activities are:
Academic-training-knowledge (different activities: calculation, geography, science, language, etc.) + interactive digital screen (Tuesdays)
Centres of interest (social skills, sexuality, health, professions, outings, etc.) + interactive digital screen (Wednesdays)
Crafts (themes, mosaic, carpentry…) (Thursday)
Sport (football, basketball, handball, volleyball, badminton, athletics, petanque, skittles, etc.) Sports court (Fridays)