The Andalusian Employment Service of the Regional Ministry of Employment, Enterprise and Self-Employment of the Regional Government has launched a comprehensive care and support service for the socio-occupational integration of women victims of gender-based violence, aimed at improving their personal and professional skills and their job positioning. To this end, it has awarded this service by public tender, which in the case of Almeria is offered by the UTE Evalúa 360 S.L. and e Innovación S. L.
This service comprises intervention units in all the Andalusian provincial capitals and is intended to attend to around 1,000 women victims of gender-based violence over the course of a year.
The users will receive psychosocial support, guidance, training, intermediation, help in finding employment, job offers, and other actions necessary to reinforce their empowerment and professional qualification. The units will be staffed by technical personnel qualified in psychology, social work, with training in labour integration and experience in socio-labour intervention programmes for this group.
The beneficiaries of this service will be women who have been victims of gender-based violence and can prove their status as such and who are registered with the Andalusian Employment Service, regardless of whether they are unemployed or employed, whether their claim is being processed or suspended with intermediation and whether they have registered their special status as victims of gender-based violence.
The SAE will send to the designated tutors in each province a list with the telephone numbers of all registered women who meet these requirements, in order to contact them and offer them this comprehensive care and support service for socio-occupational integration.
The aim of these units is to facilitate the integration into the labour market of those women who are victims of gender violence and who, due to their special situation of vulnerability, require specific, specialised attention outside the general circuits of attention to job seekers.
Therefore, the contract, whose tender value amounts to 2 million euros, has been divided into provincial lots, which allows the implementation of intervention units in each province in order to provide close attention, taking into account the difficulties of the group in terms of mobility. Each intervention unit, therefore, is located in the capital of the province, although they will also be itinerant, covering at least the area of influence of the employment offices.
The service that the SAE will provide to this group of women through these units is mainly limited to guidance and psychosocial support actions, linked to the search for employment and aimed at working on the psychological well-being of the participants and life skills, such as individualised interviews to work on the after-effects that may be hindering the search for employment.
Also training actions, focused on facilitating the acquisition and improvement of skills, such as activities aimed at the acquisition of social skills, training actions for professional training or digital literacy and management of new technologies.
And finally, job placement actions aimed at facilitating the access and participation of women victims of gender-based violence in those resources available to promote their job placement under equal conditions, such as professional internships in real work environments, arranging selection interviews, visits to companies or promotion of self-employment.
In order to guarantee that the beneficiary women can attend the actions that form part of their comprehensive care itinerary, they will be provided with conciliation services in cases where they are in charge of minors or dependents, and transport.