Full course description
Foundations of Employment Services
This course explains how you can support all individuals in pursuing meaningful, rewarding work, including people with disabilities and other barriers.You’ll learn about the history of employment services as a profession, the key duties of your job, and the core competencies you’ll need to do your job well. In addition, this course will provide you with a solid ethical foundation on which to build your career.
Lesson 1: Evolution of Employment Services
Lesson 2: Values and Expectations of Work
Lesson 3:The Employment-Services Professional
Lesson 4: Partners in Employment Services
Performance Coaching and Support
These courses will address how you can work with job seekers to help ensure a successful employment experience. We’ll also cover working with employers to support new hires with disabilities and other challenges on the job.Topics include developing soft skills, creating support plans, facilitating natural supports, acquiring and maintaining skills, emergency preparedness, and fading supports from the job site as the worker gains independence.
Lesson 1: The Role of the Job Coach Outside the Workplace
Lesson 2:The Role of the Employer
Lesson 3: The First Days of Work and the Employment Support Plan
Lesson 4: Legal Rights at Work and Self-Advocacy
Lesson 5: Preparing for Emergencies in the Workplace
Lesson 1: The Role of the Job Coach in the Workplace
Lesson 2: Developing a Plan to Sustain Employment and Starting the Job
Lesson 3: Supporting Employees’ Learning Styles
Lesson 4: Developing a Task Analysis
Lesson 5: Natural Supports, Self-maintenance, and Fading
Using Work Incentives Toward Self-Sufficiency
If you provide employment services for people who receive various disability benefits, you recognize that concerns about the relationship between earnings and benefits is one of the primary barriers to employment.The truth is, many people can effectively use work rules and incentives to become self-sufficient. While the incentives are complex, you don’t need to be an expert to help.This course is an introduction to work incentives. It will help you understand important terminology, fundamental rules and concepts, and crucial strategies in helping beneficiaries maximize work incentive use and economic self-sufficiency.
Lesson 1: Why Work? An Overview of Work Incentives
Lesson 2: Proactive Planning: Staying on Track with Work Incentives
Lesson 3: Key Incentives for People Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance
Lesson 4: Key Incentives for People Receiving Supplemental Security Income
Lesson 5: There’s More to Benefits than Cash: Medical Benefits and Other Subsidies
Lesson 6: The PASS: Helping People with Disability Benefits Create Careers
Benefits of the College of Employment Services
Everyone deserves the chance to find rewarding employment.That’s the goal – and the promise – of the College of Employment Services. Our curriculum helps employment professionals learn to guide individuals through the job search, job matching, and job retention process.The benefits stretch far beyond immediate purchasers and end-users.
For state and local agencies
With tight budgets and strict performance requirements, the demands on your agency are greater than ever. So it’s crucial for you to recruit and retain quality employment-services professionals.The College of Employment Services delivers online training that is far more affordable than traditional classroom instruction. Our curriculum meets national competencies and standards, and it’s built by the experts at the Institute for Community Inclusion. So it’s a powerful tool to help you meet or exceed new state and federal mandates while balancing your budget.
For employment providers
Your goal is to assist the individuals you serve in finding fulfilling work – and the College of Employment Services is the most effective, affordable way to make that happen. Our online curriculum enables your employees to meet the needs of your diverse customer base, while also fulfilling employers’ hiring goals.The training is built on nationally accepted standards of competency and ethics. So it can validate the work you do in the community, and enable you to have a real impact on the lives of job seekers with disabilities or other barriers to employment. And unlike other systems, your employees will have access to the entire curriculum throughout your subscription period.
For employment-services professionals
The work you do is important – and you deserve the chance to build a rich, rewarding career helping people with disabilities and other challenges find fulfilling work.The College of Employment Services lets you complete training on your own schedule, right from your own computer. We offer a full spectrum of on-demand courses that give you research-supported skills and practical knowledge. Our curriculum is designed to help you build your career path and prepare for certification.
For individuals with disabilities
The job market can be an overwhelming place for anyone – but it can be especially challenging for people who have disabilities or other barriers.The College of Employment Services provides training to employment-services professionals who can help you navigate job hunting, interview preparation, accommodations, and more. Professionals trained by our program can help you get on the path to a fulfilling career.You may also be interested in these courses for yourself, to learn more about the process of finding a job in the community.