The Self-Advocacy Workshop and Pre-Employment Training are funded by Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). If you would like to participate, start by contacting your VR counselor.
SELF-ADVOCACY WORKSHOP, PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING, JOB COACHING AND PLACEMENT
Knowing how to advocate for your needs is a valuable skill to have in your toolbox in many scenarios, but especially in the workplace. This interactive workshop will give you the tools to best navigate scenarios that can be challenging. Topics that are covered include:
- Self-Awareness & Self Advocacy
- Learning Style Assessment
- Tools to be the Best You
- Advocating for Your Needs
- Traits of Successful People
- SMART Goals
- Understanding Accommodations
- Requesting Accommodations
- Workplace VS Academic Accommodations
- Job Search Fundamentals
- Resume Prep
- Cover Letters
- Banking and Budgeting
- Conflict Resolution
Getting hired at the right job takes time and preparation. During the pre-employment training phase, customers will gain valuable skills to set them up for a successful job-hunting experience.
employU staff of skilled and experienced Vocational Professionals and have a passion to help customers become employed at the right job. Each Employment Specialist proactively customizes the job search for each customer. Our team strives to provide every customer multiple opportunities to interview at companies that match their career goals. They work one-on-one to ensure every customer has the greatest chance of success.
Once a customer has been hired, employU’s Employment Specialists and Job Coaches team up to offer them the required level of support. If requested, coaches will accompany customers during the employer training period to ensure they are instructed in a way that matches how a customer best processes information. The employU team will maintain consistent communication with both the customer and the supervisor to track progress and address challenges. Support is maintained for the duration of the adjustment period of 3-5 months, depending on a customer’s needs.