ERIC Number: ED403692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Strategies To Enhance Job Retention and Career Advancement in Rehabilitation. Report from the Study Group, Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (21st, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1995).
Hope, Robert C.; Rice, B. Douglas
This document identifies program planning, development, and evaluation issues related to delivering vocational rehabilitation services designed to promote job retention and career advancement for individuals with disabilities. The seven chapters cover the following topics: (1) implications of major work trends for job placement, retention, and advancement; (2) career counseling and theories of work that contribute to client preparation for obtaining, retaining, and advancing in employment; (3) comprehensive assessment activities that can provide a base for case services directed toward employment offering security and chances for advancement; (4) new concepts that impact employment, job retention, and career advancement; (5) training for rehabilitation personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining, and advancing in employment; (6) best practice programs which address job retention and career advancement; and (7) challenges to rehabilitation programs, focusing on changes which administrators, employers, and clients need to make in order for services to become established procedures. Appendices provide a summary of work trends and list apprenticeship regional offices, community college associations with innovative programs, state occupational coordinating organizations, and study group members. (Contains 124 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Disabilities, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Job Placement, Labor Turnover, Professional Development, Program Development, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, Arkansas University, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902; telephone: 501-624-4411; fax: 501-624-3515 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Hot Springs. Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.