ERIC Number: ED377618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Job Search: Creating Employment Opportunities.
Gregory, Martha Wille, Ed.
This training module was designed to assist career and vocational counselors to help students with disabilities develop job search skills. The module includes workshop content (with side notes to the trainer in italics), overheads, and many handouts. Preliminary information includes module purpose and overall learning objectives, a module outline, a list of materials needed for the workshop, and suggested adaptations for individuals with disabilities. A section on statistics notes the numbers of people with disabilities and their underemployment and unemployment. A section on legislation explains Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including its purpose and its various titles, focusing specifically on Title 1 on employment. The next section defines terms used in the ADA: "disability,""otherwise qualified,""job functions,""reasonable accommodations," and "undue hardship." The section specifically on the job search process considers self-assessment and job choice, decisions regarding disclosure of a disability, resumes, obtaining job leads, job applications, job interviews, the job negotiation process, and people to contact. The past workshop survey is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Employment Interviews, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, High Schools, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Postsecondary Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Resumes (Personal), Vocational Rehabilitation, Workshops
Missouri LINC, University of Missouri-Columbia, 401 E. Stewart Rd., Columbia, MO 65211 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.; Missouri Univ., Columbia. Missouri LINC.; Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)