ERIC Number: ED271655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Job Seekers' Workshop. Leader's Manual for a Vocational Rehabilitation Strategy.
Hall, Sharon M.; And Others
This manual describes the Job Seekers' Workshop and its component activities. It is intended as a guide to workshop leaders and discusses technical considerations such as materials, equipment, and recruitment of clients. The introduction states that the workshop is designed to improve job-seeking skills, especially behavior in a job interview, and has as its ultimate goal the increased employment of drug treatment clients. Three studies, two with methadone maintenance clients and one with former heroin addicts on probation or parole, which suggest the effectiveness of the workshop, are briefly reviewed. The philosophy of the workshop is explained and the need to build the client's self-confidence is stressed. A section on preparation for the workshop covers the topics of: (1) facilities, equipment, and materials; (2) videotape equipment; (3) location of the workshop; (4) recruitment of workshop participants; (5) criteria for screening and selection of participants; (6) size of the workshop; (7) adapting the workshop to one person; (8) preparing the clinic staff; and (9) selecting workshop staff. A section on workshop components presents the workshop activities for the eight workshop components ("Introduction and Purpose,""Initial Videotape Experience,""Initial Job Interview,""Job Applications,""Later Job Interviews,""Developing Job Leads,""Final Interviews," and "Closing Summary"). An estimated time allotment, comments to the leader, and suggested remarks are given for each component. Suggestions for follow-up are made. Relevant materials and forms are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Employment Interviews, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Workshops
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Langley Porter Psychiatric Inst.