Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (Professional Development, Non-Credit)

Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training is designed as a beginning introductory training. This two-day training (6/4/19 & 6/5/19) provides strategies, so community employment providers can implement best practices in employment services and increase employment outcomes for persons with disabilities. This professional development training has been approved for 1.2 Continuing Education Units.

Topics will include:

  • Values and Philosophy
  • Discovery/Assessment
  • Job Development Strategies
  • Worksite & Culture Analysis
  • Job Placement & Training
  • Career Development

Register Here for the two-day Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training.


Supported Employment Series (University Credit Course)

EDSP 200 (CRN: 61890): Supported Employment for Young-Adults with Disabilities

Summer 2020 (online: TBD)

Course Description:

This course is part one of three, credit-bearing opportunities designed to parallel the UVM Supported Employment Training Series. It is a one-credit hybrid course, with both online and on-campus components. Dates TBD

The series is designed for Direct Service Providers, family members, and students who work or study in the field of employment for people with disabilities. Through online discussions, readings, and individual assignments, students will gain knowledge and skills within the employment services competencies as defined by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

This course is available to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Non-Degree students.

On-Campus Training A: (Dates TBD) Job Coaching: Background and Philosophy & the Role of the Job Coach

On-Campus Training B: (Dates TBD) Job Coaching: Discovery/Assessment, & Workplace Culture with Natural Supports

Register Here for the university credit-bearing Supported Employment Series. If you are a current UVM student, please register through your MYUVM portal.

Part 2. Fall 2019 (TBD)

Training C: Job Coaching: Placement and Training, Challenging Behaviors

Training D: Job Development: Defining Job Development, Hidden Job Market

Part 3. Spring 2020 (TBD)

Training E: Job Development: Employer Engagement, Job Carving

Training F: Job Development: Disclosure, Career Develop/Follow Along

University Credit Option

The Supported Employment Training Series is also available for university credit. Earned credits may count towards continuing education units (CEUs), professional advancement, or taken as part of a participant’s enrollment in a variety of UVM Graduate Degree Programs and/or those related to disability studies in the College of Education and Social Services.

In addition to one’s participation in the Supported Employment Series, a general framework for concurrent coursework will include:

  • Face-to-face lectures/trainings
  • Small group discussions
  • Individual online assignments (e.g. readings, videos, reflective writing)
  • Applied assignments in the field, where applicable