For community employment specialists, program managers, and Indiana VR counselors, coordinators, and leadership staff.
Indiana employment professionals support Hoosiers with disabilities who have a variety of needs and who represent different walks of life. The archived Topic Trainings listed below, are from a series of webinars presented to Indiana employment specialists, consultants, supervisors, and managers, as well as their VR colleagues. Trainings are sponsored by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation and facilitated by the Center on Community Living and Careers.
Starting the Journal Toward Cultural Responsivity
Family values, access to resources and health care, poverty, and language can all be factors in establishing trust and working successfully with job seekers and supported employees. Indiana employment professionals must be aware of and understand cultural differences in order to ensure an effective rehabilitation process for each consumer.
This three-part series was led by Renae Azziz, Virtuoso Educational Consulting.
- Cultural Responsivity
- Culture in the Employment Process
- Strategies and Tools
Watch the archived webinars
Effective Employment Services for the LGBTQ+ Community
How do you effectively support LGBTQ+ identified people with disabilities in employment services? This August 2020 webinar focused on common challenges in employment and how to help clients navigate challenges while doing so in a respectful and affirming way.
This Topic Training was led by Jean Capler, Department of Resource Facilitation, RHI-NeuroRehabilitation Center, Indianapolis.
- Terminology, concepts, and language (pronouns too!)
- Sexual orientation/gender identity and disability
- Supporting a client who is coming out and/or transitioning on the job
- Documentation for transgender clients (driver’s license, birth certificate, Social Security)
- Navigating social relationships at work
- And more!
Watch the recorded webinar