Evidence-Based Practices in Supported Employment Part 1

Evidence-Based Practices in Supported Employment Part 1 

People in the United States, living with persistent and severe mental illness today, form the largest group of people who are living on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Almost all live in poverty, are isolated and are the most stigmatized group in America. A large percentage of those individuals want to and can work, if the right supports are provided to them. In this course, you will discover evidence that shows that a form of supported employment, individual placement and support (IPS), built on the values of belief in the potential success of individuals with severe mental illness, is a proven way to assist those job seekers in getting and keeping competitive employment. You will learn how an employment specialist discovers skills and strengths and develops strategies to support the people they serve. You will learn how to build a work plan that identifies the ideal conditions for success of the job seeker and the unique potential contributions to the future employer. This course sets groundwork for the next step of IPS-Job and Career Development.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-EBPSEP1
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
1. List the core values and beliefs that are central to working with your clients in supported employment (SE).
2. List the basic components of Supported Employment (SE) and Individual Placement and Supports (IPS).
3. Recite the basics of Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives.
4. Practice using the ground rules for discovering the strengths, skills, talents and preferences of the individuals you serve.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Incorporating Values into a Strategy that Works: Supported Employment and Individual Placement and Supports A. Meet Joseph B. Supported Employment C. Individuals Placement and Support D. IPS is an Evidence-Based Practice E. IPS Outcome Research F. Beliefs and Values That Can Foster a More Valued Career Path G. IPS Team Support H. What Have You Learned? I. Section Summary Section 3: IPS Step by Step: Individual Placement and Supports A. Remember Joseph? B. Referral C. Engagement Part One D. Engagement Part Two E. Vocational Rehabilitation F. Benefits Counseling G. Social Security Benefits H. Responsibilities of the Job Seeker to SSA I. Social Security Work Incentives J. Minimum Wage K. How Much Do You Know? L. Section Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations, You’re Ready for the Next Step!

Instructor: Cheryl Green, M.Ed.
Cheryl Green M.Ed. has worked for over thirty years in the development, management and implementation of employment for individuals with the most significant disabilities. In 1981, she developed one of the first Supported Employment Programs in Washington State and has managed and run supported/customized employment agencies that served individuals with developmental and other significant disabilities. She was the Assistant Director of Washington’s federal grant funded Supported Employment Initiative. At the state and county levels, she has run citizen and employer advisory committees, written contracts and developed training and technical assistance for parent groups, teachers, special education directors, and providers of employment services. She has delivered technical assistance on customized and supported employment, public policy, financing, and program sustainability in several states. Disclosure: Cheryl Green, M.Ed. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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