ERIC Number: ED209615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Assisting the Older Job Seeker: A Counselor Training Manual. Educational Series, Number 6.
Romaniuk, Jean Gasen; And Others
This training manual is designed to increase the interviewing, counseling, and placement skills of counselors in public agencies who work with older clients seeking employment. Information concerning the needs and concerns of older people is included, focusing on training to enhance individual and group counseling skills as well as structured training in group methodology for job-search, problem-solving, and job development skills. The materials provide an overview of the training program, its goals, objectives, and needs assessment followed by: (1) plans for developing the training program; (2) activities and exercises for learning about gerontology and older workers; (3) an interpersonal skills package for enhancing intergroup processes; and (4) an eight-part series of structured group training modules for career management. The appendix contains sample needs assessment, activity, and evaluation forms. (JAC)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Educational Gerontology, Employment Counselors, Job Applicants, Middle Aged Adults, Midlife Transitions, Older Adults, Older Workers, Program Descriptions, Skill Development, Social Services, Training Methods
Virginia Center on Aging, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Employment and Training Council, Richmond, VA.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.