ERIC Number: ED315977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Partners in Successful Supported Employment, RRTC, Volume 5, Number 2.
Griffin, Susan L., Ed.; Chandler-Kelley, Shirley K., Ed.
The newsletter contains several separate sections which explore recent research on the information needs of the rehabilitation counselor or address issues counselors face when using supported employment with clients. An interview with Darlene Ackerman, a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Virginia, is include, in which she comments on barriers to support employment, communication concerns, counselor role, funding, and feedback. The next section reports on results of a national survey of rehabilitation counselors (N=790) on supported employment which includes narrative and tabular data on the rehabilitation counselor's role, counselors' knowledge of supported employment regulations, and counselors' training needs. Other sections of the newsletter review supported employment models (individual placements, enclaves, mobile work crew, and the small business/entrepreneurial model); monitoring and evaluating supported employment placements; emerging trends in supported employment (e.g., worker wages are below minimum for group models but are above minimum for individual placements); and advocacy for supported employment. Finally Paul Wehman of Virginia Commonwealth University answers commonly asked questions concerning supported employment (e.g., for whom should rehabilitation counselors use supported employment?). Six references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Counselor Role, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Job Placement, Knowledge Level, National Surveys, Vocational Rehabilitation, Wages
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, VCU Box 2011, 1314 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284-0001 (free, limited supply).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.