ERIC Number: ED324856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Together to Self Sufficiency: An Independent Living Lifebook. Employment.
The workbook is designed to help foster parents and youth in substitute care to work together to assess, develop, and practice employment skills, and to maintain a record of demonstrated skills that will accompany the youth throughout his or her stay in foster care. The workbook begins with a comprehensive skills assessment, and each skill is keyed to a set of possible exercises. Four competency areas in the employment domain are included: pre-employment, work maturity, basic education, and job specific proficiency. In the area of pre-employment, exercises focus on career decision-making and job search skills, such as identifying necessary training for particular vocational areas, completing job applications, and answering interviewers' questions. Work maturity exercises address the skill areas of demonstrating good attendance and punctuality at work, notifying supervisors if tardiness or absence is anticipated, obtaining transportation to and from the work site, completing assigned tasks, following directions, asking questions, following the dress code, and handling frustration and stress. Basic education skills include reading and comprehending written material, writing English, and solving mathematics problems at the eighth grade level. Job-specific proficiency skills focus on knowledge of work-related terminology and operation of tools and equipment. Includes five references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Employee Responsibility, Foster Children, Foster Family, Independent Living, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Prevocational Education, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Development, Student Evaluation
John Poertner, Twente Hall, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. School of Social Welfare.
Note: For the lifebook on health, see EC 232 402.