Focused Audience: Waiver Support Coordinators; Direct Support Professionals providing Day Support, Residential Habilitation, Companion, Personal Supports and Respite Services; Supported Employment Coaches; and Behavior Assistants.
This class begins with a review of the Community Support Skill Standards (CSSS) related to vocational, educational, and career support and how these skill standards may be demonstrated in direct support practice. Students will investigate how to best assist a person with career planning, will look at the role of assessment in career development.
- Demonstrate understanding of the Community Support Skill Standards (CSSS) related to vocational educational and career support.
- Understand the practice of customized employment.
- Demonstrate skills related to identifying job type preferences and career planning assessment.
Vocational Practice Skills:
- Explores with the participant his/her vocational interests and aptitudes, assists in preparing for job orschoolentry, and reviews opportunities for continued career growth.
- Assists the participant in identifying job/training opportunities and marketing his/hercapabilities and service.
- Works in collaboration with the participant, employers, and school personnel to support the participant, adapt the environment, and provide job retention supports.