Employment Specialist, Discovery, and Job Development Training
Training and expertise for employment professionals supporting people with disabilities who are seeking community employment.
2018 Indiana Employment Trainings Announced! Plan ahead! Download, print, and post the 2018 save-the-dates flyer.
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.
2018 Training Schedule
Employment Specialist Training
(includes online training and 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 for certification 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.
February 6 through March 31, 2018 (In-person meetings for this training are Feb. 6 and March 6 in Indianapolis). For more information and to register, see the 2018 Employment Specialist Training February/March registration flyer.
For more information, contact Jackie Tijerina at email@example.com, or call her at 812-855-6508.
Employment Specialist Trainings will also take place:
May 1-June 20 (face-to-face meetings May 1 and June 5)
August 7-Sept. 30 (face-to-face meetings August 7 and Sept. 5)
Nov. 6-Dec. 31 (face-to-face meetings Nov. 6 and Dec. 4)
Discovery Experience Training 2018
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.
March 14-15, Indianapolis
July 25-26, Wabash
October 10-11, New Albany
Registration information coming soon.
Advanced Supported Employment Training 2018
Unique training format! To ensure that training participants have adequate support and practice, advanced Supported Employment training includes a job analysis module, a field assignment, personal feedback from CCLC's VR Technical Assistance and Training staff, two in-person training days, and online modules.
Spring Training: February-March, with face-to-face training April 18-19, Indianapolis
Summer Training: August-September, with face-to-face training September 12-13, Indianapolis
Registration information coming soon.