Course Description: This course is an exciting and impactful introduction to the field of supported employment which will energize people new to the field and re-energize those already working in it. It will engage and activate your abilities to support people with disabilities to create lives of their own choosing. It will provide a full review of the values and practice of employment for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, instruction on how to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and will familiarize you with Person-Centered Employment Planning to inform and strengthen action plans.
- Be familiar with Supported Employment history, the current state of the field, and your place in it
- Be familiar with the Discovery Process, be able to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and be able to write a Vocational Profile as the basis for Employment Planning, and
- Be familiar with Person-centered Futures Employment Planning and able to use it in assisting in developing Employment Action plans.
This Course is part of the Wise Online Academy ACRE-certified Employment Specialist Core Training Series. Read more about the series and ACRE certification by clicking here.
Cost: $250; $175 for those who’ve taken the previous 8/2019 Job Development and/or 9/2019 Systematic Instruction Courses.
Space is limited to 30 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.
Date, Time, and Webinar topic
October 22, 9-11 am – Noon: Introduction to SE
October 23, 1130 am – 1230 pm
October 25, 9-11 am
October 29, 10 am – 12 Noon
October 31, 10-11 am
Note: Earning a Certificate of Completion for this course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all 5 webinars and not missing more than one hour of webinar content for the whole course, and 3) Completing all offline skill-building activities (Postings on the Discussion Board, etc.).
Emily Harris, Program Manager
Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has experience as an employment consultant and as a Positive Behavior Support consultant with individuals, families, and employment agencies in the Pacific Northwest. She also has international consulting experience with employment agencies across New Zealand. Emily is committed to the concept of inclusion and full participation, and knows that employment is critical to equity. Emily is a primary trainer and the manager for the Oregon Employment Learning Network (OELN), a Person Centered Planning facilitator, and teaches the spring quarter of the Clark County Highline Employment Professional Certificate Program. Emily coordinates the Clark County Family Training Series, and helps to coordinate the Oregon Transformation Voices from the Field video series project. She holds a BS in Arts in Letters with a focus in women studies and English, and is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE. Emily is interested in creative, innovative, low-tech ways to support people to be independent on their jobs. Emily loves music (especially soul and oldies on vinyl), running, spending time with her family, and vintage shopping in small towns.