Association Engloba, Andalusia
Degree in psychology at the University of Granada.
MBA in Management and Planning of Residences, MBA in Management of Social Resources, MASTER’S DEGREE of Clinical Psychology, MASTER’S DEGREE of Legal Psychology.
He has worked for three years as an educator and a psychologist in juvenile deterntion centres. For fifteen years he has worked in the management of a Basic Residential Centre, he also coordinates the different programs of ENGLOBA Association at a technical level, and manages the administration of programs, such as residential care programs, care for ex-wards, guidance and employment programs, immediate reception mechanisms, study and detection centres, training action programs, care programs for mothers at risk of exclusion, care programs for victims of trafficking, workshop schools, trade centres, and other social programmes.
“Good practices in transition programs to adult life”
THE LABOUR NETWORK AS A SUPPORT FOR THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD
In Andalusia, the Association Engloba handles 333 residential care vacancies for minors in foster care or administrative guardianship via different programs (Immediate Care Center, Social and Labour Integration, Basic Residential Center, Day Center, Centers for Guidance and Social and Labour Integration). Out of the aforementioned vacancies, 206 belong to specific programs aimed at migrant minors who lack a social and family support network since they are alone in the host country. In turn, this entity manages 68 vacancies for young former wards, within the framework of a high-intensity program. Note that more than half of these vacancies are intended for young migrants. This population profile, mostly migrants, has different needs from other minors who are cared for in the protection system. The situation arising from these minors’ lack of protection is generated by their own condition as unaccompanied minors, with a well-defined migratory process towards a final objective: job search.
The focus on the work with these minors is to provide the person with all those tools and skills necessary to guarantee their entry into the labor market as a key pillar for their process of emancipation and transition to adult life, which is why, taking their specificities as human beings into account, it is the minor who, together with professionals, establishes the method of work, emphasizing the practical training and guidance, as well as the creation of a labour network that contributes to working on the integration with the minor from his entry into the protection system. This line of work is not only established internally, since external work is essential for the creation of a network of training and business resources that enables the integration into the labor market through job offers and / or placements for each young person, as well as strengthening and expanding the social support networks that are informally provided by the employability of young people.