When:
February 4, 2020 @ 9:00 pm – February 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
2020-02-04T21:00:00-01:00
2020-02-05T16:00:00-01:00
Where:
ALSO
10541 SE Cherry Blossom Dr
Portland, OR 97216
USA
Cost:
250
Contact:
Beth Mckenney
971-300-9360

The Wise Employment Learning Network is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE). Find more information on ACRE, here.

IF ANY OF THE EVENTS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ARE FULL, PLEASE CONTACT [email protected] TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST!

This training session will provide a basic overview of essential functions of marketing and customized job development for employment support professionals who work with job candidates with disabilities. Along with learning the essential functions of job development, individuals will be introduced to various models and methods successful developers use in their communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an overview of the history of supported employment as it relates to current customized employment models
  • Learn to design a customized employment approach for job candidates
  • Learn to create business networks and job leads by following business trends and using social media in your community
  • Learn various ways to network, research, cold call and present effective presentations to employers
  • Demonstrate the ability to make business introductions, a formal business presentation along with negotiating difficult questions from employers
  • Ability to perform informational interviews, environmental/job analysis and marketing proposals to employers
  • Obtain strategies for job matching and job candidate portfolio development
  • The ability to identify internal practices for staff training needs and department goals to position the agency as an employment service.
  • Obtain an overview of ADA Title I Employment provisions including the job candidate’s right and time of disclosure disability. 

COST: $250 

Additional Information:

  • The training room is located on the second floor. 
  • Coffee and snacks will be provided each day.  Lunch will be on your own.
  • In order to receive a certificate of completion for this training, attendees can miss no more than one hour total during this two-day event.
  • CANCELATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend this training, please notify Beth Mckenney as soon as possible. 
  • If you need any additional accommodations please contact Beth Mckenney, [email protected]  at least 2 weeks  prior to the event to allow for adequate scheduling time.

 

Jenny Crook, Program Manager, WISE. Jenny has experience as a Competitive Integrated Employment Program Manager, an Employment Specialist, and a Job Coach in Oregon. She became a Certified Employment Support Professional through APSE in 2014 and received her BS in Sociology from Portland State University. She enjoys using her training as a Person Centered Planning Facilitator to brainstorm employment possibilities with people. Jenny’s interests and strengths are in collaborating with supported employment programs and teams to create and implement best practices. She is passionate about the tenets of Employment First and achieving equitable employment for all people experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. When not in the office she enjoys reading dystopian novels, thrift shopping for treasures, cats, and spending time with family. 

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