Supported Employment for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Upcoming offerings:

Please check back for future offerings.

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.

Lessons:

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


Course Lectures:

  • 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.

If you have questions about the technology applications, please contact Jessica Morris at (804) 827-1434. If you have content questions, please email Katherine Inge.