Supported Employment Web-Based Certificate Series
The series will cover these topics and more.
- Supported Employment
- Customized Employment
- Situational Assessment
- Job Development
- Workplace Supports
- Job-site Training
- Assistive Technology
- Long-term Support
- Social Security Work Incentives
Learning Objectives: As a result of taking the series, a participant will be able to:
- Discuss the federal policy and historical overview of supported employment.
- Describe Discovery and the importance of getting to know the job seeker.
- Define the components of a customer profile to include situational assessments, vocational evaluations, and functional resumes.
- Illustrate an understanding of job development for career paths by developing a job search plan for a potential supported employment customer.
- Match a customer's strengths with the prospective employer's business needs.
- Discuss the various job-site training strategies (e.g., natural cues, workplace supports, compensatory strategies, instructional strategies, assistive technology) and their applications.
- Define the features of a high quality long-term support plan.
- Describe the various alternative funding sources for supported employment.
- Discuss the impact of working on benefits.
Lesson 1: Federal Policy and Historical Perspective
Lesson 2: Customer Profile and Employment Selection
Lesson 3: Organizational Marketing and Job Development
Lesson 4: Job-Site Training
Lesson 5: Long-Term Support
Lesson 6: Funding
- Quality Indicators of Supported Employment: Paul Wehman
- Values to Practice: Katherine Inge
- Discovering Personal Genius: Cary Griffin
- Job Analysis: Dr. Katherine Inge
- Adding Value to Business: Erin Riehle
- Setting the Stage for Success: Natural Cues, Supports, and Compensatory Strategies: Katherine Inge
- Long Term Supports: Vicki Brooke
- Supported Employment Funding:Â Grant Revell
- Social Security Disability Programs & Work Incentives: Jennifer McDonough
Course Structure: The course consists of 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 in 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. 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 Each participant 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.