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On the Job Support: Tools & Techniques for the Job Coach’s Toolbox

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Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront

100 Charlotte Avenue

Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Job coaching can make or break success in the workplace. With continued budgetary issues in many states, funding of all kinds are being reduced for people with disabilities, including funding for competitive employment success. This means less time for job coaches to foster independence and success for individual placements. Tools, techniques, skills, and best practices (knows as the job coach’s toolbox) are in constant need of development to ensure optimal efficiency and the most positive impact on an individual’s employment skills development. Upgrading the Job Coach’s Toolbox provides a modern approach to assessing skills and levels of independence in the workplace. By reflecting on what tools and techniques job coaches are currently using, a plethora of solutions - that save time, and therefore, resources - can be presented for just about any job coaching situation or experience. With more creative and efficient tools in the job coach’s toolbox, an increase in independence can lead to an increase in successful employment outcomes. A focus of upgrading the job coach’s toolbox is on adaptive technology, and not just for individuals in the workplace. While apps and other adaptive technology for individuals in the workplace is important, electronic assessment tools for workplace culture, task analyses, and measuring levels of independence are available and can be implemented to save job coaches time and maximize efficiency, as well as aid in determining support needs. Overall, participation in this seminar will allow job coaches of all levels of experience to discuss what tools they currently use, challenges they have experienced, and to work together to discuss prepared job coaching scenarios for group discussion. By attending this seminar, participants will have the tools to spend less time accomplishing more goals, especially fostering success and independence for individuals with disabilities in their respective competitive jobs.

Ryan Aldrich

New England Business Associates
APSE Delegate Chair
Regional Delegate – Northeast

Ryan has been involved in the supported employment field since 2005, when he began his career with NEBA as an employment consultant. Today, he continues his work for NEBA as a Program Manager, overseeing services for over 100 individuals served annually in Connecticut by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and privately invoiced individuals. Ryan has been a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) since 2013, and is proud to be a member of the Connecticut APSE Board, as well as represent the northeastern United States on APSE’s National Board of Directors, serving as National Delegates Council Chair. He has facilitated keynotes, breakout sessions and consultations across the country, and specializes in presenting, training, and speaking on leadership development, mission outreach, best practices, social media, and creating visual media based on goals and outcome data. Ryan lives in Meriden, Connecticut with his wife and two sons, one of whom lives with disabilities.



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