Indiana Employment Specialist, Discovery, and Job Development Training
Training and expertise for employment professionals supporting people with disabilities who are seeking community employment.
New! Customized Technical Assistance and Training Services
Indiana employment service providers are now a phone call or an email away from field-based coaching and mentoring, hands-on skills practice, virtual technology and one-to-one support from the Center on Community Living and Career's Technical Assistance and Training Team. Consultation and training, customized to meet your needs, can help improve the efficiency and productiveness of your workforce, your agency's bottom line, and the outcomes of the job seekers you serve.
Whether it's completing an ESRP (if you need to ask what that is, call us!), formulating vocational themes, maximizing your billing practices, or training new leaders, our Training and Technical Assistance Team can help. For more information on rates and the types of support we can offer, see our Employment Training and Consultation flyer.
2017 Training Schedule
Online Basic Certification Employment Specialist Training (includes two face-to-face support days)
Employment Specialist Training, coordinated by the Center on Community Living and Careers and supported by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, provides basic skills training to service providers who have worked as employment specialists for less than one year. Attendees learn best practices in Discovery, job and career development, employment support planning, worksite analysis, follow along, and emerging industry trends.
Online/in-person Employment Specialist Training is offered several times a year and includes access to interactive online modules as well as two face-to-face, in-person meetings for orientation and further instruction. Individuals who attend both meetings and successfully complete all online assignments receive a competency-based certificate from Indiana University. CEUs are available and the training is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).
Each online training consists of online content modules and two in-person, face-to-face meetings with EST trainers. (Estimated training completion time is 40 hours.) The in-person meetings are held at Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Dr., Indianapolis.
Registration for Employment Specialist Training is $200 per person.
November 6 through December 29 (In-person meetings for this training are Nov. 6 and Dec. 4). For more information and to register, see the 2017 Employment Specialist Training November/December registration flyer.
For more information, contact Jackie Tijerina at email@example.com, or call her at 812-855-6508.
Discovery Experience Training
This two-day workshop introduces community employment providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other employment specialists to the basics of Discovery, a foundation for employment and career planning.
October 11 & 12 IU Southeast, New Albany
Registration is $125 per person. For more information and to register see the Discovery Experience registration flyer.
Job Development 2018: Building Business Relationships
Building Business Relationships is a one-day workshop for employment specialists and program managers interested in learning how to build valuable relationships with community businesses, negotiate for individualized jobs, and move away from the 4 Fs of job placement.
Locations, dates, and registration information coming soon.