Self Advocacy Training Part 1 and 2

Self Advocacy is a 2 part program designed to provide the necessary guidance to learn how to become more independent.

Each participant will walk away with several takeaways that will assist them in becoming more job-ready. Examples include resumes, references, a cover letter and letters of recommendations.

Etiquette- Much of the program is spent on what is appropriate when on the job. Many participants are not experienced and they often find it difficult to determine what is appropriate when working. Role playing methods are used to develop conflict resolutions and decision making skills. Many students just have to understand the difference between work and social life and this program helps teach that. 

Job Shadowing- Gain a “behind the scenes” look into future career choices. Our trainers will navigate a tour of area businesses to provide an observation and also an insight into these jobs by talking with real staff members onsite.   

Transition Service Coordinators:

employU’s Transition Service Coordinators and job coaches are experienced with working with a diverse population and are trained vocational specialists. All of our staff are passionate about working with the youth and are dedicated in providing the appropriate level of activity for each student. We understand that not every student is available or interested in working or participating full time. Our program has the ability to adjust to each customer’s schedule and interests.

There are 2 ways an individual may engage employU as a customer. The first method is to become a customer with Vocational Rehabilitation. One would contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation office at www.rehabworks.org and sign up for services. This would allow one to engage in services the Vocational Rehabilitation provides and once their plan reaches the stage of work experience they would be referred to an employment provider of their choice.

A second method to enroll in services is to engage in what is named the STAR Program. Many schools in the State of Florida (check with your institution) have been provided a STAR web portal where they are able to enter the information of the student whom wishes to be referred. Once the information has been entered the student will be contacted within days by the Vocational Rehabilitation STAR tech. The student would not be eligible for all of the Vocational Rehabilitation services through the STAR program, however they would be immediately available for the Vocational Evaluation Assessment Service, Pre-Employment Training Program, Self-Advocacy Training Program and the On The Job Training Paid Work Experience.

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