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Barbara Zupančič/private institute Šentprima

Vocational rehabilitation councelor

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Šentprima is a private institute that is recognized as one of the slovenian leading players in vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health problems, with strong references in education and trainings for employers, employees, universities and other providers of educational programmes. It was founded by Šent - Slovenian association for mental health.

We are highly qualified, effective and pervasive in areas: improving employability and equal employment of vulnerable groups – particularly people with mental health problems, the introduction of the Diversity of employment, the development of support services for social entrepreneurs.

Our services carry out at the following locations: Ljubljana, Kočevje, Koper, Postojna, Sežana, Ilirska Bistrica.
Professional team is composed of experts from the fields of occupational medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology, occupational therapy, education.

From 2013, we are holders of the European quality standard EQUASS Assurance.



  • vocational rehabilitation
  • supported employment
  • informing, counselling people with disabilities, employers, professional workers
  • educational programs for people with disabilities, employers, professional, workers
  • human resource management
  • development projects

Presentation of competencies

Developing positive attitudes and values towards adult learners with disabilities

Attitude towards adult learners with disabilities

The expert understands the importance of inclusion and participation of people with disabilities and demonstrates positive values and attitudes.

Expectations from adult learners with disabilities

The expert has a positive attitude towards the abilities of people and is experienced in strategies which support people to reach their potential.

Attitude of other learners

The expert is skilled in methods which promote positive attitude and values among the learners.

Building partnerships

The expert is familiar with and able to share information of local and national organisations promoting rights of learners with disabilities.
Providing an accessible environment for learning

Accessibility budget

The expert is aware of the costs of creating an accessible environment and is able to give advice on possibilities of financing.
Planning accessible learning

Planning learning and assessment

The expert is experienced in person-centred support planning and able to train teaching staff to ensure flexible learning.

Recognising prior learning and experience

The expert can train staff on how to recognise prior learning and experiences of learners with disabilities and how to include them in future learning goals.

Managing personal data

The expert provides information on organizations provisions relating to the protection of personal data.

Health and safety

The expert can advise about health and safety measures for learners with disabilities.
Supporting accessible learning

Recording and reviewing progress and achievements

The expert is able to conduct methods to find reasons for minor achievements and minor progress of learners with disabilities and to find potentials for improvement. She or he can also train the organisation on these methods.

Staff expertise on adult learners with disabilities

The expert is able to advise staff on needs of learners with different disabilities and offer training in meeting their needs.

Continuing Professional Development

The expert can train or knows further education for staff regarding accessible education of learners with disabilities.

Staff Induction

The expert is able to advise organisations on developing plans to induct its staff on accessibility.
Communicating and public relations

Promoting the learning provision

The expert knows strategies und methods to promote inclusive courses and trainings by addressing learners with and without disabilities.

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