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Fall 2017 Comprehensive Employment Supports Training Series

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Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

181 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA 01752

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Fall 2017 Comprehensive Employment Supports Training Series

DDS is committed to offering service providers the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality integrated employment and day services.

This six-day, 36-hour training series incorporates state-of-the-art practices in career planning, job development, job coaching and support. This series includes full-day sessions that will be held between September 13 and October 18, 2017. It is expected that registrants will attend all six training days.

Foundations of Community Employment (1 Day)
This workshop begins with an overview of community employment (past and present), including current social, political, and economic changes that are leading to expansion of opportunities for individuals both in MA and nationally. The focus will then turn to collaboration with the variety of stakeholders who may influence and support the employment process. Topics here will include building relationships and trust, keeping people engaged in helping, and communicating effectively.

Career Planning: A Person-Centered Approach (1 Day)

This workshop will focus on strategies used to assess the job seeker’s employment goals, abilities, interests and capacities. Participants will learn how to coordinate and implement person-centered planning, identify personal and family networks, develop vocational profiles and schedule and evaluate situational assessments.

Job Development And Business Engagement (2 Days)

Developing job opportunities and finding the right job match in an ever-changing economic environment places increasing demands on employment professionals. This two-day workshop focuses on understanding employer needs and developing quality job matches. Topics include employer networking; marketing to employers and responding to objections; identifying unmet business needs; dealing with disclosure; and job carving and creation.

Job Coaching And Support Strategies (2 days)
This two-day workshop focuses on job training and support strategies. Topics include the role of the job coach; natural supports and social inclusion; systematic instruction basics; maintenance and fading; and behavioral support strategies.

Dates, Location and Cost:
Dates: September 13, 14, 27, 28; and October 17 &18, 2017

Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Time: 9-4, with registration and networking starting at 8:30
Cost: $120

This training includes a combination of classroom instruction, and interactive group activities. All participants will receive a training manual. Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

This comprehensive series is ideal for new staff who will be working in integrated employment or staff taking on new responsibilities in providing individual community employment opportunities.

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