ERIC Number: ED229063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Job Assistance for Battered Women.
Adair, Susan; And Others
This manual provides information, guidelines, and workshop materials for organizations interested in developing job assistance programs for battered women. First, introductory material discusses the economic situation of battered women and their special needs for support, skills development, job referrals, and training. Next, guidelines for program development are presented, focusing on staffing requirements and the responsibilities of the project coordinator, counselor, job developer, and secretary. The six components of the program model are described, i.e., outreach; recruitment; counseling/assessment/test preparation; training referrals; job development; and follow-up. Next, methods are described for achieving the program's five objectives: (1) provide skill and interest assessment; (2) offer workshops which help participants build self-confidence and explore and prepare for careers; (3) act as an educational broker; (4) provide job placement; and (5) publish a newsletter outlining upcoming educational and training programs. Following recommendations for program evaluation, the bulk of the manual presents materials and exercises for participants in workshops on career and life decision making; goal setting in preparation for work; job searching based on self-assessment; work histories, job applications, and resumes; resources for finding jobs; and job interviews. A bibliography of materials on women and careers is appended. (DAB)
Descriptors: Battered Women, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Decision Making, Employment Interviews, Employment Programs, Job Application, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Program Development, Reentry Workers, Referral, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Help Programs, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., New York, NY.