National Certificate in Employment Services Anchorage Hybrid Session 2013
- Starts: 04/09/13 - 8:30AM
- Ends: 04/10/13 - 4:00PM
- Category: Upcoming Events
Two days in Anchorage April 9-10, 2013 followed by four weeks of online instruction (April 21 - May 19)
$225 registration fee includes all training materials
Register Here! This class is Sold out!
Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage
1110 W 8th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements.
The Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER) at the University of Washington presents an employment certificate program for direct service providers. The Certificate in Employment Services (CES) concentrates on practical employment strategies for people with disabilities, and provides an overview of significant disabilities, rehabilitation issues, and current trends.
CES is designed to help course participants understand and utilize best practices across employment settings. The course focuses primarily on the types of disabilities experienced by VR participants; the skills and information provided can be applied to employment services for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injuries, physical disabilities, and many others.
National ACRE Certification! Upon completion of the CES classes and homework, participants will be awarded a National Certificate of Achievement in Employment Services from the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). The Certificate documents satisfactory completion of 40 hours of training and professional development provided by an ACRE-approved training resource, and is appropriate to use as part of a professional portfolio.
Participants must participate in and complete all training activities (including homework assignments) in order to receive the National Certificate in Employment Services from the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators.
Who Should Attend? CES is designed for employment specialists, job coaches, production supervisors, program managers and vocational service coordinators. It is especially helpful for staff who are new to the field, who have gained new responsibilities, or who would profit from a better understanding of varied and creative ways to provide effective service.
Ethics and Values
Budgeting Time and Training Efforts
Funding Streams and Social Security
Cultural & Family Issues
Enrollment and Costs:
A confirmation will be sent to you immediately via email upon completion of the online registration process. The $225 registration fee includes all training materials and light refreshments. This fee is non-refundable unless cancellations are received by mail, fax, or e-mail at least two weeks prior to the first session. Staff substitutions before the first session are fine.
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
We request that agency Executive Directors support staff who register for CES. This includes allowing participants time to attend both training sessions, make two in-service presentations and complete two field assignments, each of which will require approximately eight hours of preparation. The registration confirmation will include a form for the Executive Director to complete as part of the support agreement.
Instructors: Laurie Ford & John Dineen, CCER
Laurie is a Project Director at CCER, and has worked in employment services for people with developmental and mental health disabilities for more than 30 years. Her experience includes time as a pre-employment trainer, job developer, job coach and job coach supervisor, program manager, chief pot washer and troubleshooter.
John is a Training Specialist at CCER with a rich background in serving people with developmental disabilities, including work in a residential institution, job development and coaching, recent management experience in a CRP, and as a consultant. He enjoys working with people who are new to the rehabilitation field.
Both are skilled trainers offering a hands-on approach characterized by practicality, humor and the credibility that comes with personal experience.
Comments from previous training participants:
“Strengths were the face to face orientation, feedback from instructors and students, extra resources provided. I enjoyed the course and will recommend it to my peers.”
“Now that I've had a bit of time to digest what we covered in class, I am aware of how much I've learned. My new mantra is "Employ the person, not the disability!" What's more, I now have new language with which to discuss ideas which before I only understood intuitively.”
“I wanted to let both of you know how much I have appreciated the class and all the materials. I have been in moments where I felt helpless or frustrated but then I have been able to refer back to the BIG BOOK and found exactly what I needed-and then some!”
“You both did an excellent job of making training both fun and effective. I constantly found myself relaying different parts of the training to specific consumers, thinking how much they would benefit from this new found knowledge. ”
“I have to say that it was the best training that I have ever been a part of. I use a lot of the tools that I learned on a daily basis.”
“Thank You Laurie and John for having and instilling the confidence and working attitude I needed to get the work done. I am so proud of myself for finishing this course. You always answered my questions when I called. You did not give me answers to the work but you made it possible to understand what I needed to get the work done.”
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