Team

RITA BRIJUNAITE
Director

Master degree in Social work; practical work experience in following fields:

– management (20 years) – the head of Social care department of Šiauliai mental hospital, director of VšĮ Socialinių inovacijų centras;

– formal and non-formal education (20 years) – lector and associated professor in Šiauliai University and Šiauliai College; trainer at VšĮ Socialinių inovacijų centras, etc.; creating and proceeding accreditation of new programs for social workers and other professionals and volunteers, experience in leading courses and trainings for social workers, social work students, managers, employees, volunteers, etc.

– last 23 years coordinating and developing international East Europe Committee (Sweden), Norwegian financial mechanism, LLP and ERASMUS+ projects; experience in projects’ development: valorisation (dissemination and exploitation); evaluation (internal, external); quality assurance; needs assessment; product preparation, adaptation, piloting, testing, refinement, implementation; organisation of partner meetings; preparation of programmes, trainings, guidelines, workbooks, etc.

– created and tested methodical materials: Psychiatric rehabilitation, Occupational therapy in psychiatry, Integrating families at risk into labour market; Creating and developing network of psychosocial services for addicted persons, etc.

– attended training courses in Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, Portugal, Norway, Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom.

 

AURELIJA JANKIENE
Psychologist, Project Coordinator

Psychologist and project coordinator with 5 years of experience in the implementation of the Lifelong Learning Program, Leonardo da Vinci Innovation Transfer, SADM funded, Structural, Erasmus+ KA2 and KA3 projects. Conducts positive paternity group activities for families and consults couples on issues of mutual relations. Participates in providing comprehensive assistance to families with psychological and social difficulties.
Prepares training programs and implements them on social work professionals on a variety of topics, such as: “Aid for the clients who experience loss”; “New Methods – New Opportunities: Occupation Therapy in Social Work”, etc.

Currently is the coordinator of the project “Complex Services for family in Šiauliai City Municipality” (No. 08.4.1-ESFA-V-416-01-0008).

Professional knowledge is constantly being improved during international conferences and training.

 

ERIKA VYSNIAUSKIENE

Administrator

Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Currently she works as an administrator in Social Innovation Center.

She is active in various projects and improving professional knowledge during conferences and trainings.

 

MILDA JARMOSKIENE
A social worker

2019 completed bachelor’s degree in social work. She participated in voluntary activities in the Carite of Šiauliai Diocese, where she had interacted with persons belonging to various social groups.

Currently she is involved into the Project “Complex Family Services in Šiauliai City Municipality” as a social worker.

She is active in various projects and improving professional knowledge during conferences and trainings.

 

RASA PLIENIENE

Coordinator of social programmes

Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogics and Methodology; practical work experience in the following fields:

– coordinating and implementing international projects (Comenius, ERASMUS+ );

– management (12 years);

– formal and non-formal education (25 years) – teacher of English and primary education;

– attended training courses in Sweden, Latvia, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain.

At the moment coordinator of projects as follows:

,,Enhancing Disabled-people Greatness and their Employability”  Nr. 2018-1-IT01-KA202-006770;

„Career-mentoring for transition success to work life“  Nr. 2018-1-LT01-KA204-047032;

,,My Disability is NOT obstacle for my Sexuality”  Nr. 2019-1-TR01-KA204-077450 .

 

MARIUS BOREISA
Project Manager

Project Manager with a Masters Degree in European Union Politics and Administration with over 5 years experience in project implementation.

“I am happy to use my experience in project management at the Social Innovation Center. Projects bring undoubted benefits, but it is important to understand that the right outcome, meaningful engagement, attention to details and full responsibility for the result are key factors in determining the right outcomes, ”said Marius Boreiša.

Currently he is the manager of the following projects:

  • Integration into the labour market of people experiencing social isolation” “Choose, achieve and maintain!” (No 08.3.1-ESFA-K-413-01-0060).
  • Enabling the family / person to overcome the problems “Complex Family Services in Šiauliai City Municipality” (No. 08.4.1-ESFA-V-416-01-0008).
  • Enhancing social inclusion and fighting poverty Enable Yourself and Go”(“08.6.1-ESFA-V-911-04-0007”).