T2.C1 Facilitating Job Coaching and Employment Supports

Supported Employment success depends on designing effective and efficient employment supports. This one-day course will discover the role of the employment specialist and the skills needed to support learning and long-term job retention
Individuals participating in this course will learn:
1.    How our own values and life experience impact practice
2.    The significance and impact of workplace culture on employment success
3.    The “art” of facilitating effective employment supports both in and out of the workplace
4.    Job/Task analysis skills
5.    Job site accommodation and job modification strategies
6.    Theories of teaching and learning
7.    Techniques to adapt practice to match learning preferences
8.    Systematic/Differentiated instruction
9.    Expeditionary Learning principles
10.    The nuances of the fading process
11.    To discover and utilize natural supports

Individuals will be able to:
1.    Identify roles and responsibilities of employment specialists on the job site
2.    Identify their own learning and teaching preferences
3.    Adapt teaching strategies to meet the learning preferences of the supported employee
4.    Work with employer to develop a comprehensive training plan
5.    Demonstrate strategies and techniques in practice with both employers and supported employees
6.    Maintain records of progress and strategies to address periodic performance issues
7.    Conduct task and job analysis
8.    Access resources to identify and facilitate workplace accommodations and modifications




August 31, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Rochester, NY