Supporting Meaningful Employment (SME)
National ACRE Certificate Program (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators)
Supporting Meaningful Employment: A Person-Centered Approach to Career Planning, Job Development and Retention is 42 hour course presented in 13 sessions beginning September each fall. The program is offered by The Sherlock Center on Disabilities, RI College and co-sponsored with the RIDHS-Office of Rehabilitation Services.
To receive ACRE Certification participants will complete fieldwork assignments addressing Person Centered Employment Planning, Job Development strategies and Job Retention planning and have satisfactory attendance.
Past SME graduates report a 40% increase in job placements, a 60% increase in employer contact and improved practices such as: use of community resources, facilitating job seeker self determination and individualized job development strategies.
What Past Participants have to say?
“The course was fabulous, my questions were answered, obtained great resources and I’m getting more people meaningful jobs!” SME graduate, youth population
“The instructor is very knowledgeable and made the content of the course interesting and engaging.” SME graduate, MH population
“I have a whole new outlook on my job! I have more to offer my job seekers and employers.” SME graduate, DD Population
The core competencies of Supporting Meaningful Employment include:
For more information, view Supporting Meaningful Employment Course (PDF file) or contact Vicki Ferrara, M.A. Employment Coordinator, Sherlock Center on Disabilities (401) 456-8092 or email@example.com .