ERIC Number: ED146450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Job Counseling and Placement for the Use of Basic Skills. Volume 1: Techniques.
Munger, Sara J.; And Others
Primary intended users of this first volume of a two-volume handbook are professional counselors and placement officers involved in expanding the range of jobs available to persons having only basic cognitive skills (e.g., mentally retarded, slow learners, learning disabled). Agencies which would find it useful included employment service offices, schools, rehabilitation agencies, sheltered workshops, private employment agencies, government personnel offices, business, and industry. The handbook broadly summarizes knowledge about jobs (volume 2) and counseling-placement activities (volume 1) relative to the use of basic skills. General and specific reference is made throughout to more detailed techniques and information. Suggestions in this first volume are presented within chapters which correspond to the sequence of activities performed. Chapter 1 suggests ways to assure a full and fair definition of the capabilities of each client. Steps that counselors and placement officers might take to expand the client's job competencies are suggested in chapter 2. Chapter 3 describes how to use existing job availability information to find appropriate jobs for the client group, and chapter 4 deals with creating or developing additional job opportunities. Chapter 5 suggests ways in which information about specific clients and specific job opportunities can be brought together to optimize the client placement. General guidance for the collection and use of data by which managers and administrators can enhance the counseling-placement process are presented in the appendix. (Volume 2, available separately, summarizes requirements information for more than 8,000 relevant occupations selected from the more than 14,000 listings in the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles.") (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Synectics Corp., Allison Park, PA.
Note: For a related document see CE 013 832