ERIC Number: ED323704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Evaluating the Role of Job Site Supervisors in the Long-Term Employment of Persons with Severe Disabilities.
Rusch, Frank R.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to identify job site supervisors' opinions regarding job placement, training, evaluation, and job maintenance of persons with disabilities. In order to assess the role of job site supervisors, 10 supervisors in businesses that employed individuals with handicaps were interviewed. Employment sites represented four occupational areas: food service, light industrial, janitorial/maintenance, and warehouse. Job site supervisors were found to be directly involved in providing support on the job. Supervisors' roles included hiring the employee, modifying the job, providing direct training, assisting co-workers in providing employee support, evaluating the employee, and providing incentives to maintain employee work performance. Additionally, all supervisors indicated that they would welcome assistance from a job coach in order to provide additional support to target employees. Includes 10 references. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.