January 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
This is an online event

Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice Seminar

In collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration, Wise is pleased to announce the Boots on the Ground: Employment Consultant Community of Practice! Comprised of two sessions per week, this Community of Practice will offer hands on examples and opportunities to see innovative direct service from employment providers across the State of Washington. Tuesday seminars will occur each week from 9:30 to 11:30am PST, and Friday workshops will provide follow up conversation and activities based on the Tuesday content from 9:30 to 10:30am PST. These events are open to all and free of charge.

*Attending the Tuesday seminar is not required in order to participate in Friday’s workshop, although you are encouraged to do so. Recordings of Tuesday’s events will be made available the following Wednesday to those who could not attend. Register for the Friday workshop that corresponds with this event by visiting to the Wise Calendar (scheduled for Friday of that same week).


Job Development during COVID

with Trillium

Please join us on Tuesday, January 12 for our seminar, “Job Development during COVID” with Trillium.

This training will discuss job developing during a Pandemic. Come learn how to engage in job development activities in our current climate. Discuss strategies you already know and how you implement them during unpredictable times. Learn strategies and practices to engage clients and employers in a remote service world. You will learn how to be more confident and intentional with your job development efforts.

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Learn how to set up meetings with employers
  • Identify reasons that you procrastinate and avoid JD activities.
  • Learn practical ways to gain more confidence in your JD efforts.
  • Discover methods that will help you be intentional with your JD time.

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

*Please note: Wise maintains registration and attendance records for our events and training programs. Wise is required to monitor participation in our courses and provide reports to our funding sources so that they may utilize these records in the course of their audits of programs. These reports may include actual time spent by attendee name, event/training title, county and state. Reports are provided to ensure there is documented proof of the appropriate use of government funds for the purposes of professional development. Attendees that participate in our events and/or complete training programs will receive a certificate to document participation as back up for billing purposes.  

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 


Meet the Presenters:

Casey Serquinia

Casey joined Trillium after working 6 years in the Kent School District’s Transition program. Through this experience she helped prepare young adults for careers, developed community-based internship opportunities, developed job skills, and prepared students for life after school. Casey realized that everyone has the ability to learn a job skill and that most people want to work as a way to be a part of their community, which brought her to work in supported employment. Additionally, Casey has been a Special Olympics coach since 1985 through the Auburn Parks Department. Casey specializes in job development in unique industries. Her strengths are in leveraging community relationship, informal networks, and approaching independent businesses to develop carved positions. Casey has great talent when it comes to discovering a job seeker’s strengths; she can identify and translate information into marketable skills. Casey is a Certified Employment Professional.

Jaymie Heberlein

Jaymie came to Trillium after several positive experiences being a coworker of people with developmental disabilities. At both a large law firm and a fitness club, Jaymie enjoyed promoting the skills of her coworkers with disabilities in ways that expanded their job duties and helped other staff appreciate their value in the company. Jaymie joined Trillium’s Kitsap team in 2011, bringing strong community ties and an excitement for networking with local businesses. Jaymie has expansive experience helping large companies carve job descriptions, enabling them to benefit from specialized skills and creative labor solutions. She focuses on support to coworkers and managers so they can realize the new employee’s strengths and integrate them into the workplace culture. Because career growth is so important, Jaymie continuously offers tools and consultation for job expansion that increase the employee’s contribution to the business. She has been a guest columnist in the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Jaymie is a Certified Employment Professional.

*Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination. Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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