ERIC Number: ED408736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Supported Employment Handbook: A Customer-Driven Approach for Persons with Significant Disabilities.
Brooke, Valerie, Ed.; And Others
This manual provides training information for implementing supported employment by using a customer-driven approach. Chapter 1, "Supported Employment: A Customer-Driven Approach" (Valerie Brooke and others), describes current best practices, a new customer-driven approach to supported employment, and the role of the employment specialist. Chapter 2, "Organizational Marketing" (Amy Armstrong and others), discusses developing and implementing a marketing strategy for supported employment programs. The following chapter, "Customer Profile" (Wendy Parent and others), describes the process of developing a customer profile to assist individuals in finding a job. Chapter 4, "Job Development: The Path to Careers" (Karen Flippo and others), discusses techniques for increasing customer involvement in job development, developing business partnerships, crafting the job search plan, job analysis, and accommodations. The next chapter, "Employment Selection" (J. Michael Barcus and others), describes how to assist a customer in applying for a job and job interviewing, and activities that need to be coordinated prior to a customer's first day of work. Chapter 6, "Job Site Training" (Katherine Inge), discusses job duty and task analysis, natural supports and cues, instructional strategies, self-management, job site modifications, and fading from the job site. Expanding job responsibilities, monitoring and coordinating of supports, employee assistance programs, and funding supports and services are covered in chapter 7, "Long Term Supports" (Valerie Brooke and others). The final chapter, "Quality Supported Employment Services" (Howard Green and others), addresses the importance of assessing the quality of supported employment programs and the purpose of quality indicators. Each chapter includes case studies, related blank forms, and specific references. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Employment Interviews, Evaluation Methods, Helping Relationship, Job Analysis, Job Application, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Marketing, Program Evaluation, Self Management, Supported Employment
Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Supported Employment, P.O. Box 842011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Rehabilitation and Training Center on Supported Employment.