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CES: Job Coaching Bundle

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Job Coaching Bundle Curriculum

Working with Specific Populations Bundle (4-course bundle): $125

This bundle includes four courses with lessons on working with youth in transition planning, approaches to effective job development for people with mental health disabilities, strategies for facilitating successful job outcomes for people with disabilities and criminal histories, and important factors to consider when providing employment services to job seekers on the autism spectrum.

       1. Transition: Preparing for a Seamless Move from School to Adult Life
       2. Employment Services for People with Mental Health Disabilities
       3. Employment for People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories
       4. Employment Services for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Transition: Preparing for a Seamless Move from School to Adult Life

Students with disabilities now aim for a job once they exit high school, just like every other student. Their path to employment may have a stop at a university or college prior to seeking competitive work. A productive future has never been brighter for high school students with disabilities because of the existing array of employment options.

The information and resources offered in this course are intended to assist those involved in transition to increase their knowledge, skills and awareness leading to successful outcomes. This will occur when:

  • transition planning adheres to the employment goals of the student;

  • students have full opportunity and access to work-based learning, career counseling, and assistance in developing their skills for work, continuing education and community living; and assessments are ecologically-based and correlated to jobs within the community.

Lesson 1- Federal Policies Addressing Transition
Lesson 2: Building Expectations of Youth, Families and Teachers 
Lesson 3: Assessing to Plan for College and Work
Lesson 4: Coordination and Collaboration for Student Success
Lesson 5: Work Experiences: The Essence of Employment Preparation Lesson 6: Think College.

Employment Services for People with Mental Health Disabilities

Job seekers with mental health disabilities often encounter employment challenges,
and additional concerns may emerge if people have co-occurring issues. In this course, we’ll share approaches to help people with serious and persistent mental illness succeed in the workforce. You will learn best practices as demonstrated by research, the latest approaches for effective job development, techniques for engaging job seekers, and ways to support people in maintaining employment and succeeding in the workplace.

Lesson 1: Core Values and Principles
Lesson 2: Networking, Disclosure, and Job Development 
Lesson 3: Providing Support and Promoting Retention
Lesson 4: Co-occurring Issues and Other Challenging Behaviors

Employment for People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories

Job seekers with disabilities and criminal histories often encounter barriers to employment. In this course, we offer strategies and resources that will help you to provide employment services, and facilitate successful outcomes, for this population. We will analyze common barriers these job seekers face, and explain ways you can overcome those challenges. We will also discuss methods for collaborating with employers and other partners.

Lesson 1: Job Development: Issues and Solutions 
Lesson 2: Resources, Strategies, and Partnerships

Employment Services for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are becoming more prevalent in this country. Unfortunately, many individuals on the autism spectrum experience challenges throughout their employment process.

This course addresses important factors to consider when providing employment services to individuals on the autism spectrum such as career planning, job development, and job site accommodations.

Lesson 1: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Beyond the Stereotypes 
Lesson 2: Strategies for Career Planning
Lesson 3: Networking
Lesson 4: Collaborating to Build Careers
Lesson 5: Promoting Job Retention