October 14, 2021
Wise Online Employment Academy: Introduction to Supported Employment, Discovery and Person-Centered Employment Planning
Course Description: This course is an exciting and impactful introduction to the field of supported employment which will energize people new to the field and re-energize those already working in it. It will engage and activate your abilities to support people with disabilities to create lives of their own choosing. It will provide a full review of the values and practice of employment for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, instruction on how to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and will familiarize you with Person-Centered Employment Planning to inform and strengthen action plans.
- Be familiar with Supported Employment history, the current state of the field, and your place in it
- Be familiar with the Discovery Process, be able to perform Discovery with an employment candidate, and be able to write a Vocational Profile as the basis for Employment Planning, and
- Be familiar with Person-centered Futures Employment Planning and able to use it in assisting in developing Employment Action plans.
This Course is part of the Wise Online Academy Customized ACRE-certified Employment Specialist Core Training Series. Read more about the series and ACRE certification by clicking here. * Those completing all four ACRE courses after June 1, 2021 will earn a Customized ACRE Certificate. Those who completed one or more courses prior to June 2021 will earn a Basic ACRE Certificate.
US Webinar Dates and Times (shown in Pacific/Eastern time adjust for your time zone)
- October 11 - 10 am to 12 (noon) Pacific/1-3 pm Eastern
- October 12 - 10 am to 12 (noon) Pacific/1-3 pm Eastern
- October 14 - 10 am to 12 (noon) Pacific/1-3 pm Eastern
- October 18 - 10 am to 12 (noon) Pacific/1-3 pm Eastern
- October 21 - 10 am to 12 (noon) Pacific/1-3 pm Eastern
The total expected time to complete this course, including offline skill-building activities, is 12 hours.
Cost: $200, Providers with contracts through a Washington State DD Program may use the WASTATE promo code (be sure to hit apply). The fee for providers with contracts through a Washington State DD Program is currently sponsored by DDA and the counties. This limited opportunity is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Space is limited to 100 participants; Registration closes once capacity is reached.
Note: Participation in and earning a certificate of completion for this Course requires: 1) Registering for and using the Wise Online Learning Platform, 2) Attending all 5 webinars and not missing more than one hour for the course and completing assignments outside of course webinar time.
All coursework must be completed within 1 week of the final webinar to earn a certificate. Unless an approved exception request is granted in advance, if coursework is not completed by the deadline, students would need register, pay and to retake the course to earn a certificate.
Your Training Team:
Katherine Titus, Senior Program Managers, Spokane
Katherine Titus has 18+ years of experience working with individuals who are planning for work. Katherine has worked with individuals, families, Counties, the Developmental Disability Administration, DVR, employers, and schools to promote equity and empowerment in lives, opportunities, and employment for all. Some of the work Katherine is experienced with include facilitating person-centered employment plans, working with service providers and individuals in WA state and North Dakota to expand person Centered Planning practices, training to groups of 40+ on both Person Centered Planning and self-determination. Katherine also works with employers in Spokane who are looking to expand their work force. In addition, Katherine is a part of the event planning team at WISE, working on conferences around the state that provide information to anywhere from 100-1000 people.
Katherine’s strengths include supporting individuals through system navigation, person-centered planning, and advocating side-by-side with other advocates. She believes in working at a high level of optimism, discipline, and energy in all areas of life. Katherine enjoys spending free time with her family and large family of friends, is immersed in college football (Roll Tide) and will jump at any opportunity to travel and see new places.