ERIC Number: ED399714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Ins and Outs of Supported Employment: A Montana Case Manager's Curriculum.
Montana Univ. Affiliated Rural Inst., Missoula.; Montana State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Helena.
This curriculum on supported employment for individuals with disabilities is intended for case managers in Montana and focuses on programs and processes relevant to the case manager's typical roles of long-range planning, coordination, and facilitation. Part 1 discusses the move toward inclusion, including its value, the concept of normalization, and past service delivery systems. Part 2 reviews the values and philosophies of supported employment, noting differences between traditional vocational programs and supported employment and characteristics of supported employment. Part 3 is on community integration, with information on how to facilitate social interactions. Part 4 discusses the referral process, the funding of supported employment services, how vocational rehabilitation works, and funding for extended services. Part 5 presents information on consumer assessment including different assessment procedures. Various employment advocacy activities are described in Part 6. Ways to establish supportive relationships in supportive employment are highlighted in Part 7, with suggestions on meeting the unique needs and desires of families and caregivers, job coach techniques that enhance supportive relationships with families, and addressing common concerns of families. Finally, Part 8 surveys the Supplemental Security Income system and Social Security Disability Insurance program. Each chapter includes a quiz for self-evaluation. (Contains 21 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Community Programs, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Interdisciplinary Approach, Normalization (Disabilities), Referral, Social Integration, Social Services, Staff Development, Supported Employment, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana Univ. Affiliated Rural Inst., Missoula.; Montana State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security; Social Security Disability Insurance