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I Want To Work Workbook and Partner Guide. PARTNERSHIP FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES MAY 2012. Credits. Primary Contributors Jack Brandt Dawn Machonis Contributors Zak Ford Kit Hammar Shelley Lantz Matt Nigrelli Grace Oswell. Credits.

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I want to work workbook and partner guide

I Want To Work Workbook and Partner Guide

PARTNERSHIP FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

MAY 2012


Credits

Credits

Primary Contributors

Jack Brandt

Dawn Machonis

Contributors

Zak Ford

Kit Hammar

Shelley Lantz

Matt Nigrelli

Grace Oswell


Credits1

Credits

The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

www.learningcommunity.us

Support Development Associates

www.sdaus.com

Transcen, Inc

www.transcen

Partnership for People with Disabilities/VCU

www.vcu.edu/partnership


Description

Description

  • Assist in assembling information they can use to obtain employment

  • Designed for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Designed to complete with a partner

  • Employs person centered concepts & tools


Integrated employment means

Integrated employment means

working in a job

around typical peers

for at least minimum wage

paid by the employer


Person centeredness

Person Centeredness

PERSON CENTEREDNESS is a HUMAN concept—

not a disability concept!

  • Honors the voices of the person and those who know them best

  • Focuses on a person’s gifts and capacities

  • Uses ordinary language

  • Recognizes the importance of relationships

  • Considers what is important to and

    important for the person and

    strives for the balance between them


Important to

Important To

  • Happy

  • Content

  • Fulfilled

  • Comforted

  • Satisfied


Important for

Important For

Health and safety

What helps us be valued members of our community


Our interest in employment

Our interest in employment

Employment is a critical component of most adult’s lives. Work is a means to:

  • Economic self sufficiency

  • Contributing to the community

  • Building a group of social relationships

  • Creating opportunities for life long learning


Workbook design

Workbook Design

  • Organized into 4 chapters

  • Question and answer format

  • Homework in 3 chapters

  • Recommend doing, at most, one chapter at a time


Partner guide design

Partner Guide Design

Intro

Roles/responsibilities of partner

Conversations

‘read’, ‘write’

Purpose

Instructions

Sample/resource section


What you get

What you get

By completing the workbook, a person will:

  • Identify 2 areas of interest in which they would like to work

  • Develop a work support document (one page profile)

  • Prepare a resume


Chapters

Chapters

1. Great Things About Me

2. The Job I Want

3. How to Best Support Me

4. My Resume


Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Recognize great things about self & what others see

Who the important people are in the person’s life

Why people work & why the person wants to work


Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Explore areas of interest

What liked/didn’t like in previous jobs

Identify 2 interests in which the person wants to work


Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Good Day Bad Day

What’s important to a person at work

Identify supports needed to be successful on the job


Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Gathers information for a resume

Functional

Chronological

Combination


My dream job

My Dream Job


Job choice

Job Choice


Good day bad day

Good Day/ Bad Day


Dawn s gd bd at work

Dawn’s GD BD at work

Good DayBad Day

being on timebeing late

having a monthlyunprepared for a mtg

parking spacecluttered desk

warm in my officemy computer tries to

get a lot done think for me


Dawn s support doc

Dawn’s Support Doc

Important to me at work:

  • Being on time

  • Accomplishing work– see the product

  • Feeling comfortable temperature-wise

    Supporter’s Instructions:

  • If I am late, espec for training, please ask how you can help and then forgive my bossiness

  • If I ask about the computer-I am usually frustrated—I would rather you tell me you don’t know then trying to be helpful when you are not sure


Uses support document

Uses Support Document

  • Job coaches

  • Dept of Rehab Services counselors

  • Teachers

  • Anyone who is assisting in finding a job

  • Employer once a relationship is established


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