Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA)

Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA) offers the ACRE-approved Basic Employment Certificate in several formats designed to meet the needs of our customers. Covering the Customized Employment content equates to 40 to 72 hours of instruction, depending on customer needs, with Certificates issued following successful completion of work-applied assignments or fieldwork, and earning a passing grade on the final test.

Training Formats:

  1. Immersion Training (40 hour) involving a 4-day session, with a follow-up 2-day session
  2. 10-day intensive (72 hour) classroom/field work course delivered in 2-day sessions over several months on-site to a community, region, or state; 
  3. 5-day (40 hour) Immersion Training option with intensive weeklong session that includes a mix of classroom instruction and community/business exercises;

The main topics covered for all formats include:

  1. Introduction to Customized Employment and Discovery:
  2. Systematic Worksite Instruction, Job Analysis & Natural Supports
  3. Customized Job Development
  4. Interest-Based Negotiation for Employment Specialists
  5. Social Security Work Incentives and Funding Strategies for Creative Employment
  6. The 10-day Intensive training covers the first five topics and extensive information on self-employment, and writing business plans

Relevant materials and forms are included and we offer free blog development and hosting for project team sharing.

All formats are available nationwide. We have personnel located in 12 states that can design and deliver training programs to meet customer needs.

For additional information please contact Patty Cassidy at 

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