ERIC Number: ED407767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Job Development and Placement.
This report discusses the job development and job placement in vocational rehabilitation programs for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. An introduction reviews the job placement problems of individuals with mental illness and the different views of the mental health workers' role as advocates. Further topics address: (1) the three different perspectives on the job placement process (client centered, employer centered, and system oriented factors); (2) specific problems of job placement (illustrated by examples of employer complaints); (3) premises regarding placement; (4) the development and implementation of the placement plan; (5) rehabilitation and mental health personnel perspectives on job placement; and (6) the evaluation of job readiness through functional assessment. The importance of collecting data on the job environment in which the client is going to function in determining job readiness is stressed. A table that shows how on-the-job-training works for the employer and the worker is included. Different exercises relating to job placement are attached, including a role-play exercise that involves practicing the marketing of a client to an employer and an interview exercise that provides effective and ineffective responses to hypothetical employer questions. Summary sheets of the information are provided for a slide presentation. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology.