Grounded in Social Quality Theory, we are developing an evidence-based employment outcome measure that focuses on the client. Consistent with the Person-Centred paradigm that is stated to underpin disability employment practice, this outcome measure uses a multi-domain approach to measuring the success of employment outcomes.
Current measures used in disability employment such as the Star Rating System focus solely on economic measures and compliance such as speed to placement and weeks in employment, failing to account for the client in any meaningful person-centred manner. This project is being undertaken by Dr Peter Smith at Cornell University Ithaca, New York. The outcome of this work is currently being reviewed for publication by Professor Emeritus Trevor Parmenter for submission in July 2020.