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ICI College of Employment Services for Individual learners. Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston CES Working with Specific Populations Bundle (4 Courses) is a Course

CES Working with Specific Populations Bundle (4 Courses)

Time limit: 365 days

$175 Enroll

Full course description

Core Curriculum

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
  • 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

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.