also consider specific environmental changes W r i t i n g

also consider specific environmental changes W r i t i n g

If I give you the book title and chapter, will you be able to find the PDF and do the case study? 

Choose one of the following case studies in the appendix of chapter 8:
Julius, Eric, Cindy, Shawn, Gina, or Greg.

You are an employment specialist who is responsible for securing employment for this person. Using research (cited in APA format), coursebook, module readings, assignments, and additional searches, describe how you would go about securing meaningful employment for your chosen individual in hopes of obtaining a lifelong career for him/her. Referring to the process of employment consider the facets of this process when discussing the following questions:

What would be one of your first steps in securing employment for this individual? What are some considerations specifically concerning this individual? What are some of the strengths that would be a focus for you as you begin your search for a job match? Consider career development theories and personal profiles as you support your initial steps in this process.

Consider the family impact on your employment search. Do you foresee positive influence or negative barriers? What will be your response to these? Also consider specific environmental changes in the employment world and/or society that may impact securing employment (ex. Foodtown grocery store closings, recession, etc.).

Through prior knowledge, researching employers in your community, what opportunities may be available to this individual? Are there specific criteria you would look for in a particular site? What kind of employment match might you be looking for (i.e. Match to the well-defined job description, modified job description, customized)? How would you initiate contact with a prospective employer and his/her business?  Thinking ahead if you chose a secondary student, or as an employment specialist, how would you “sell” your individual and specific steps in forming a partnership with the business? 

What employer perceptions of this individual and barriers to employment may you have to alleviate in the workplace regarding other people, processes of the workplace, work for culture, or leadership? How would you go about doing this? 

What essential supports would be necessary for this individual’s initial employment success? Would this support be modified over time?  How?

  • What would be your follow-up to secure and maintain satisfaction to the employer and chosen individual?
  • As you complete your plan, consider how a transition specialist would support the employment process during the school-age years. What activities, strategies, skills, etc. would you have wanted this individual to have gained prior to securing adult employment? What would you have wanted teachers to have focused on during the elementary/ middle school years so that this individual would be more prepared prior to transition age?  What specific strategies would you have implemented if you were the transition specialist/ teacher for this individual during his secondary education/ high school years? Career development is a lifelong process (Super, 1990). Most individuals experience ongoing career and job changes throughout a lifetime. Coinciding with these changes for individuals with disabilities is the need for accommodations and support due to their disability, strengths, weaknesses, interests, needs, and desires.  Securing meaningful employment has been described in this course as a process consisting of many components that must be individualized to not only the person, but to the employer, desired outcomes, and the current job market as well. The final assignment of this course provides you a simulated opportunity to incorporate each step of the employment process into potential meaningful employment for an individual with a disability. Career development is a lifelong process (Super, 1990). Most individuals experience ongoing career and job changes throughout a lifetime. Coinciding with these changes for individuals with disabilities is the need for accommodations and support due to their disability, strengths, weaknesses, interests, needs, and desires.  Securing meaningful employment has been described in this course as a process consisting of many components that must be individualized to not only the person, but to the employer, desired outcomes, and the current job market as well. The final assignment of this course provides you a simulated opportunity to incorporate each step of the employment process into potential meaningful employment for an individual with a disability.