Evidence-Based Practices in Supported Employment Part 2


Many new employment specialists are fearful that they do not have the expertise to deal with individuals with a dual diagnosis. This course introduces a man with a dual diagnosis, following him in his career while debunking the myths and clarifying the realities of working with an individual with both mental illness and substance use issues. This information will also help you educate employers when you attempt to find job placements. The course then goes on to explain the process of the Assessment, Employer Engagement, and the Training and Long Term Support phases of IPS (Individual Placement and Support). Employment specialists have been instructed to converse with and observe the job seeker and document their unique preferences, skills, talents and challenges of the job seeker. This course builds on that foundation and demonstrates how to organize and use this information, along with information from related parties, to develop a Work Plan. The plan guides the employment specialist to employers and companies that will lead to a likely job match. The course also presents strategies and tools to engage employers as partners. A description of the Job Analysis is included, which will ensure best possible job match. Orientation and training of the supported employee and the problem solving techniques used to support the employer are explained. An overview of long-term supports and natural supports complete the process for the employment specialist. This is the second part of a two-course program in Evidence Based Practices in Supported Employment, written especially for employment specialists working through community mental health centers, peer-run agencies, housing programs, and general health centers. It is designed to promote and build quality IPS programs by training direct service staff.


Hours: 2.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-EBPSEP2
Hours: 2.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
List the myths and facts surrounding individuals with dual diagnosis.
Organize and document information on the job seeker to complete the assessment phase.
Write a work plan that includes information from the assessment phase.
Develop a Job Analysis.
Recite the benefits of IPS to employers, coworkers and other business personnel.
Recite ways of developing natural supports.

Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Focus on the Job Seeker
A. Working with People with Dual Diagnosis: Meet Jerry
B. What Annie Learned
C. Assessment Phase
D. The Vocational Profile
E. The Work Plan
F. Interviewing and Presenting Skills for the Job Seeker
G. Focus on the Job Seeker: What Did You Learn?
H. Section Summary
Section 3: Employer Engagement
A. Critical Factors for Success
B. Developing Personal Networks
C. Market, Don’t Sell
D. Meeting Employers
E. Environmental Analysis
F. Job Carving
G. A Resistant Employer
H. Networking
I. Employer Advisory Committees
J. Remember Jerry?
K. Employer Engagement: What Did You Learn?
L. Section Summary
Section 4: On the Job Teaching, Training & Support
A. Job Analysis
B. Training & Long Term Follow-Up
C. Developing Natural Supports
D. Long Term Supports
E. What Have You Learned?
F. Section Summary
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations

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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Rehabilitation Professionals; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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