ERIC Number: ED350750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Supported Employment Staff Training Manual.
Inge, Katherine; And Others
This training manual provides practical guidelines for staff development in supported employment programs for individuals with severe disabilities. It provides information on designing and developing training programs using adult learning principles, for program managers or trainers responsible for implementing inservice training and technical assistance to employment specialists. The first chapter, titled "Staff Development for Supported Employment Personnel," recommends participant-driven training that applies adult learning principles of active trainee involvement. It addresses learning principles; needs assessments; force field analysis; training objectives; learning contracts; program design; designing visual aids; small group training; use of "icebreakers", case studies, games, and field work experience; and evaluation. The second chapter, "Overview of Supported Employment," defines supported employment, describes major models, outlines values of supported employment, and offers nine sample training activities. The third chapter, "Job Development," focuses on competencies needed for marketing, job market analysis, and job analysis. It provides sample staff development evaluation forms and presents 12 sample training activities. The fourth chapter, "Consumer Assessment & Job Placement," discusses evaluation of training needs in this area and offers 11 sample training activities. The fifth chapter, "Job Site Training," outlines competencies and evaluates needs for job site training in three phases: orientation and assessment phase, initial training and skill acquisition phase, and job stabilization phase. Thirteen training activities are provided. The final chapter, "Follow-Along," describes learning activities that emphasize making systematic and individualized supports available as needed to maintain and enhance the position of the worker. Samples of overheads and participant handouts are provided, and an appendix defines supported employment terms and concepts. (Contains approximately 120 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Definitions, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Employment Programs, Inservice Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Job Analysis, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Turnover, Lesson Plans, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Severe Disabilities, Staff Development, Supported Employment, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Training, Vocational Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Box 2011, 1314 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284-2011 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.