Organizational Address: 2702 Gambell St. Ste. 103, Anchorage, AK 99503
Contact Person: Holli Yancey
Contact Person Phone Number: 907-264-6258
Contact Person Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name or Title of ACRE Training: National Certificate in Employment Services
Description of ACRE Training Program: (include details such as: structure of training, modules, etc.).
The training is 40 in-class contact hours delivered 2 times per week in 4-hour sessions across 5 weeks. Additional community based skill building activities outside of face-to-face class time are required. The course is delivered through video conferencing. If possible, when there are multiple participants in one community, they are encouraged to participate as a group. The course utilizes 6 trainers who teach sessions related to their areas of expertise (e.g., funding, assessment, job development, on the job support, long term support, etc.). The course covers 13 basic topics including: Introduction to the Disability Service System; Values and Best Practice; Funding and Service Planning; Social Security Programs and Work Incentives; Assessment; Job Development, Job Analysis, and Matching; Disability Overview; Support Planning; Teaching Strategies and On-the-Job Support; Managing Behavior; Long-Term Support; Ethics in Employment Services; and Honoring Diversity. The course is scheduled each Fall and Spring. The attendance policy is that no more than 2 sessions can be missed and make-up assignments are required.
Basic Level or Professional Level: Basic
Where training is available (if only in specific state(s), or if training can come to any state): Training is available to any state
Names of Trainers: Karen Ward, Ed.D.; Roger Shelly; Travis Hedwig, Ph.D.; Jill Ramsey, M.A.; Kristin Vandagriff; and Larrisa Cummings.