Indiana Univ. Institute on Disability & Community

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community        

Organizational Address:  1905 N. Range Rd. Bloomington, IN

Contact Person:  Jackie Tijerina

Contact Person Phone Number:      812-856-4423                                          

Contact Person Email

Name or Title of ACRE Training:  Indiana Employment Specialist Training

Description of ACRE Training Program: Online/in-person Employment Specialist Training provides basic skills training to service providers who have worked as employment specialists for less than one year. Attendees learn best practices in Discovery, job and career development, employment support planning, worksite analysis, extended services, and emerging industry trends.

Training is a total of 40 hours over 8-week period and is offered quarterly.  The training includes access to ten interactive online modules as well as two face-to-face, in-person meetings for orientation and further instruction. Individuals who attend both meetings and successfully complete all online assignments receive a competency-based certificate from Indiana University. CEUs are available and the training is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

Basic Level or Professional Level:  Basic

Where training is available: Indiana, or can accommodate the face to face portion for out-of-state

Names of Trainers:  Jackie Tijerina, Brady Powers, Cecilia Buckley

Training Format: 
Hybrid: Online/Face-to-Face