Supported Employment for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
The course will cover these topics and more.
- Supported Employment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Vocational Profile
- Job Development
- On the Job Site Training
- Job Retention
Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to:
- Describe individualized supported employment services.
- Describe some cognitive, physical, and other challenges a person may face after a TBI.
- Describe the advantages of using a functional approach to get to know a job seeker.
- Discuss some strategies for developing a job.
- Describe a variety of workplace supports.
- Discuss ways to enhance job retention.
Lesson One: Supported Employment and Overview of TBI
Lesson Two: Getting to Know the Jobseeker
Lesson Three: Making Business Connections
Lesson Four: Job Site Training, Support and Retention
- Overview of Supported Employment: Pam Targett
- Person Centered Planning: Dr. Amy Armstrong
- Job Development: Pam Targett
- Setting the Stage for Success: Dr. Katherine Inge
- Data Collection: Vicki Brooke
- Enhancing Job Retention through Ongoing Long Term Support: Pam Targett
Course Structure: The course consists of four lessons, each lasts one week. A new lesson is made available every 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 4 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 1.6 CEUs or 16 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to a participant who completes all course assignments.
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.