Employment Specialist Training Winter I
The Employment Specialist training is based on the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE) competencies. These are evidence-based competencies that an Employment Specialist should possess to perform quality supported employment services. The training includes pre and post assessments, 7 days of classroom instruction, structured performance employment activities (field work), onsite mentorship and supervision, along with ongoing monitoring of each Employment Specialist’s benchmarks such as number of contacts with employers, number of completed job seeker interviews, strategies used to negotiate job seeker’s characteristics, number of hours spent in “active” job development activities, etc. in order to improve the practical application of knowledge acquired within the training components. Classes begin on January 3rd and continue on the 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, February 7th and 14th - seven consecutive Wednesdays.
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