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Disability services during the coronavirus pandemic

Dear work and day activities client,

Let’s prevent the spread of the coronavirus together. Please take care of the following when participating in work and day activities:

  • Take care of good hand and coughing hygiene.
  • Avoid close contact where possible and maintain a safe distance from others. We strive to ensure that everyone can keep a safe distance, but doing so is not always possible, as a result of which close contact can also occur.
  • Please wear a face mask, if possible, if you cannot avoid close contact or maintain a safe distance from others.
  • Only participate in activities when completely healthy. You cannot participate in work and day activities if you have even mild COVID-19 symptoms.


    COVID-19 vaccinations

  • The COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against the symptomatic coronavirus disease and in particular its severe variations. Even if the vaccine does not provide complete protection against the disease, it will mitigate the disease and prevent severe forms of the disease. A high vaccination rate will ensure that we can all participate in activities and events.
    You can obtain your first dose of the vaccine at city vaccination points or pop-up vaccination points without an appointment. See vaccination points and pop-up vaccination points at: hel.fi/vaccination.
    Please take your identity card or Kela card with you to the vaccination.
    You can also book an appointment for the vaccination at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by calling tel. 09 310 46300 (weekdays 8–18).
    The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is given 8–12 weeks after the first dose. You will be given an appointment for the second dose when you get your first dose. You can also book both vaccination appointments at the same time. The second dose is not yet available without an appointment.


    Quarantine and isolation

    If you are exposed to the coronavirus and ordered into quarantine, you must avoid close contact with everyone outside of your home. During quarantine, you cannot go to get vaccinated or participate in work and day activities either. The typical quarantine period is 10 days from the last exposure.
    All those who have been exposed to the coronavirus are instructed to get tested during their quarantine. If you are found to be infected with the coronavirus, you will be ordered into isolation. You must spend the self-isolation period in your home.

    Activities to orient customers towards employment support their social participation and active citizenship.

    The activities seek to acquaint customers with employment and to develop and train them in skills required in the workplace.

    Training for employment

    The Haavikko Training and Adult Education Centre provides training for employment granted as special care to disabled young people who have finished their basic education, as well as working adults.

    The aim of this training is to promote independence and growth into adulthood, familiarise and steer clients towards working life and provide housing training. Training for employment can include learning theoretical knowledge and skills and putting them into practice. In addition to this, the training also involves practising self-expression and interaction skills.

    Haavikko engages in close cooperation with Keskuspuisto Vocational College’s TELMA group, which operates in Haavikko’s facilities. The training consists of two academic years and is conducted primarily as group education.

    The application period to Haavikko is in March.

    Haavikko Training and Adult Education Centre

    Service area: all of Helsinki
    Students’ working days Mon–Thu 9.00–14.00, Fri 9.00–13.00   
    Metsäpurontie 13 i, 00630 Helsinki 

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    Tel. +358 9 3106 9858

    Groups

    -  Haiko L  tel. +358 9 3107 3554
    -  Haiko K  tel. +358 9 3105 5582
    -  Haiko R  tel. +358 9 3107 3551

    Haavikko is a teaching unit with 21 student places. It provides continuing education for young people with disabilities who have finished their basic education, as well as working adults. The objective of the education provided is to support students in becoming independent, as well as to provide coaching and guidance towards vocational studies and work.
    Two preparatory training groups from Keskuspuisto Vocational College also study in Haavikko’s facilities. 

    Staff

    • Acting Principal Anne Ranki, tel. +358 9 3106 9857
    • Study Advisor Laura Pohjanpää, tel. +358 9 3107 3554
    • Study Advisor Tiina Lindroos tel. +358 9 3105 5582
    • Special Education Teacher Raija Louhivuori, tel.  +358 9 3107 3551
    • Special Education Teacher Hanna Eränen-Kosola tel. +358 9 3107 3550

    Activities for promoting participation in working life

    The activities are aimed at young and adult people with intellectual disabilities.

    Activities for promoting participation in working life support social participation and active citizenship. The aim is to allow clients to experience working life and to develop and train the skills needed for it. The activities also include culture and art.
    The main objective is to build the client’s career, based on their personal interests and capabilities, and to support life management in an individualised manner.

    Activities for promoting participation in working life offer clients the chance to learn the rules of work life and consider individual career paths. Clients may also be referred to supported employment services or instructed to study.

    Clients can apply for participation in the activities through their local social work unit.

    Vallila Employment and Training Centre

    Service area all of Helsinki
    Kumpulantie 1, 00520 Helsinki, 4th and 7th floors

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    PO Box 7751, 00099 City of Helsinki
    Tel. +358 9 3105 2648, office
    Fax +358 9 3105 2743
    E-mail vallilan.tyo@hel.fi

    Vallila Employment and Training Centre provides activities for promoting participation in working life for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to allow clients to experience working life and to develop and train the skills needed for it.

    The objective of Vallila Employment and Training Centre is to build the client’s career based on their personal interests and capabilities. One of the primary aims is to help clients progress along their career path. The personnel at Vallila Employment and Training Centre aim to actively guide clients to continue their studies, as well as supporting people in finding jobs on the open employment market via the assisted employment service.

    The Employment and Training Centre comprises four units and two coaching groups. In the units clients are provided with training to encourage participation in different tasks and coaching groups both internally and externally, based on the client’s individual abilities.

    Vallila Employment and Training Centre works in active collaboration with local operators and a range of different educational institutions.

    Assisted employment service

    Current news about the Assisted employment service

    The Assisted employment service is functioning normally.

    Client meetings for the Assisted employment service are carried out wearing face masks and observing good hand hygiene and safe distances. We also utilise remote connections when agreed upon. Please only come to the meeting if you are healthy. When you come to the meetings, wear a face mask and sanitise your hands. At workplaces, we follow the instructions of the employers.

    You can contact the Assisted employment service by calling either your employment counsellor or the number 09 310 69597. The number also accepts text messages.

    Our address is Säästöpankinranta 2 A, 4th floor.

    When you come to a meeting, press the 4th floor door buzzer outside.

    The attendant will let you in. Take the lift to the 4th floor and the employment counsellor will come and pick you up from the lobby for the meeting.


    The assisted employment service provides comprehensive services to clients who need support in regard to employment.

    The service includes support for job-seeking and work orientation provided by an employment counsellor. The employment counsellor engages in close cooperation with both the employer and the client throughout the employment process, if necessary.

    The assisted employment service is provided to clients over the age of 18.

    Service area: all of Helsinki
    Open: Mon-Fri 8.00-16.00
    Telephone service: Wednesdays 11.00-15.00, tel. +358 9 3106 9597
    Meetings must be scheduled separately
    Address: Malminkatu 3 F, 00100 Helsinki 
    P.O.B. 7732, 00099 City of Helsinki

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    Staff

    Senior Employment Counsellor Sami Niemi-Ruuth tel. +358 9 3107 3386, e-mail sami.niemi-ruuth@hel.fi 

    Employment counsellors 

    • Team 1:    
      • Saara Adado-Sani .tel. +358 9 3107 338
      • Maiju Ahonen tel. +358 9 3107 3382
      • Fanny Ala-Heikkilä tel. +358 9 3107 3385
      • Anneli Brandt tel. +358 9 3104 6882 
    • Team 2
      • Hannaleena Luoma tel. +358 9 3107 3391
      • Mirjam Ruusunen tel. +358 9 3104 5966
      • Teija Soini tel. +358 9 3107 3390
      • Satu Westerholm tel. +358 9 3107 3383   
    • Team 3: 
      • Tarja Kannisto tel. +358 9 3107 3389  
      • Anna Leppänen tel. +358 9 3102 2023
      • Kanerva Medel tel. +358 9 3104 5967
      • Pirjo Niskakoski tel. +358 9 3107 3387
      • Netta Tuominen tel. +358 9 3107 338

    •  Swedish speaking team:
      • Fanny Ala-Heikkilä
      • Hannaleena Luoma
      • Netta Tuominen

    The assisted employment service supports the employment of the disabled and those with reduced working abilities in the open employment market.

    The assisted employment service offers a comprehensive service system, which includes finding a job, individual training for it, continuous support in the work through support visits at the work place and maintenance of the employment contract.

    The service aims to help the disabled become a part of society and to improve their quality of life and livelihood.

    Work coaching by the service of supported employment

    The main objective of supported work is to find part-time or full-time paid work for the customer.

    The service is applied for from the Service of supported employment. Written application is not required.

    The services of supported employment offer a comprehensive service system, which includes finding a job, individual training for it, continuous support in the work through support visits at the work place and maintenance of the employment contract.

    The service aims to help the customer to become a part of society and to improve the customer's quality of life and livelihood.

    Customer service tel. +358 9 3106 9597. In case the line is busy or we are not able to answer the phone, please leave a message.



    09.09.2021 12:55