Supported Competitive Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness
The course will cover these topics and more.
- Supported Employment Fidelity Scale
- Career Development
- Customer Choice
- Vocational Profile
- Business Partnerships
- Workplace Supports
- Long- term Support
- Social Security Work Incentives
Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to:
- Discuss the purpose of the Supported Employment Fidelity Scale.
- Describe how to use the Supported Employment Fidelity Scale.
- Describe the components of a customer profile.
- Describe job development strategies.
- Discuss various short and long term employment support strategies.
- Describe a variety of funding options.
Lesson 1: Overview and Research Base of Supported Employment
Lesson 2: Building Relationships with Business
Lesson 3: Establishing a Career Direction
Lesson 4: Job Development
Lesson 5: Employment Support
Lesson 6: Benefits Counselling and Other Special Topics
- Supported Employment: Dr. Robert Drake & Dr. Paul Wehman
- The Supported Employment Fidelity Scale: Dr. Gary Bond
- The Employment Intervention Demonstration Program: Dr. Judith Cook
- Customer Profile & Establishing a Career Direction: Dr. Katherine Inge & Dennis Born
- Marketing & Job Development: Pam Targett and Dr. Amy Armstrong
- Workplace Supports & Compensatory Strategies: Dr. Laurie Ford
- Funding: Grant Revell & Dan O'Brien
- Social Security Work Incentives: Jennifer McDonough
Course Structure: The course includes six lessons each lasts two weeks, giving participants ample time to complete the assignments. A new lesson is made available every other Monday morning by 9:00 a.m. E.T. The course web site is always available, and a participant may log into the course at any time in order to view content, listen to the lectures, and complete the assignments. Each lesson will require 6 - 8 hours of staff time to complete. Please note that our online offerings are intensive, and we do not recommend taking more than one of these courses concurrently.
Course Credit: A participant can earn 3.5 CEUs or 35 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to a participant who completes all course assignments. If a participant wishes to earn the ACRE certificate, an additional 5 hours of training is required beyond the basic certificate.Â Those who complete the basic certificate will receive information on how to earn these extra 5 hours of training.
Technical Requirements: A participant's computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and Flash Player (free software). A participant will be able to log on to the course at any time of the day and access the audio lectures. Each person MUST have an individual e-mail account. If the individual does not already have an account, a free one can be set up through http://www.hotmail.com. We send updates on the course activities and feedback on course activities through e-mail contact. A participant must be able to receive and send messages in order to benefit from this online experience.