Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Organization Address: 2810 East Discovery Parkway, Bloomington, IN 47408
Contact Person: Brady Powers
Contact Person Phone Number: 812-855-0741
Name of ACRE Training: Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment
Description of ACRE Training: Self-paced online Employment Consultant Training with an Emphasis on Customized Employment provides basic skills training to service providers who work as employment specialists, consultants, job coaches, job developers and other professionals. Attendees learn foundations, techniques, and effective strategies necessary for supporting job seekers with disabilities in their employment journey. Topics include: Assistive technology, extended services, customized employment, and emerging industry trends. Specialized topics also found in the course include benefits and work incentive programs, mental health challenges, and working with formerly incarcerated individuals.
Training is a total of approximately 65 hours over 8-week period, including estimated time for completion of field work assignments. The training includes access to twelve interactive online modules and instructor feedback on assignments. Employment Consultant Training prepares you for the Certified Employment Specialist Certification (CESP) exam. In addition, by participating in all training components and successfully completing all online assignments, participants will receive a National competency-based, ACRE approved certificate from Indiana University. CEU’s are available.
Customized Employment Basic or Professional Level: Basic
States where training is available All states- National
Trainer Names: Sandra Block, M.S. Ed., CESP, Brady Powers, M.A. CPWIC, Jackie Tijerina, M.S. Ed., CESP