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Disability services during the coronavirus pandemic

Work and day activities

Work and day activities units are currently providing a reduced level of service. We aim to keep the group sizes smaller than usual and the spaces in the units are divided so that the groups don’t interact. We are also paying extra attention to hand and coughing hygiene and we have increased the cleaning in the units. The local services are still complemented with virtual services.

You can only attend work and day activities if you are completely healthy. You should not attend activities if you have even minor coronavirus symptoms.

Typical coronavirus symptoms are e.g. fever, cough, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle ache, a sore throat, a runny nose, shortness of breath and loss of sense of smell or taste. It is only possible to distinguish between coronavirus symptoms and symptoms of other viral diseases with a coronavirus test. If the client has any of the symptoms above, the activity day is immediately interrupted and the client is sent home. We follow the same principles regarding the health of the staff and their work.

Those in risk groups are asked to consider if they attend group activities. A client has the right to decline the service during the coronavirus pandemic without losing their place in the work and day activities unit. A person in a risk group has the right to attend an activity unless a medical doctor has separately forbidden it.

Clients are offered surgical face masks for the trips to and from the work and day activities unit. Using a face mask is voluntary and clients are not obligated to wear them.

The unit for supported employment is open normally. The employment counsellors offer meetings both online and in person. Safe distances and appropriate protection are taken into consideration during the meetings.


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

Due to congestion in the service, new customers are currently being referred to outsourced services through social work for the disabled.

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.



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