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San Diego Community College District San Diego Community College District. Jenny Nominni & Rusty Krumm Vocational Specialists February21, 2013. What is WorkAbility III?. Partnership program between SDCCD and DOR

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san diego community college district san diego community college district

San Diego Community College District San Diego Community College District

Jenny Nominni & Rusty Krumm

Vocational Specialists

February21, 2013

what is workability iii
What is WorkAbility III?
  • Partnership program between SDCCD and DOR
  • Serves students with disabilities attending classes at any of the 9 SDCCD locations
    • Mesa, City, Miramar, 6 Continuing Education Sites
  • Provides comprehensive career counseling services
  • Individualized one on one counseling
  • Goal is to give students the tools needed to be successfully and independently employed
who is eligible
Who is Eligible?
  • 3 Requirements
    • Must have an open case with the DOR
    • Must be enrolled in at least 1 course within SDCCD
    • Must be motivated to find employment
summary of services provided
Summary of Services Provided
  • Career Exploration: online interest assessments, job shadows, and informational interviews
  • Employment Preparation: master employment application, resume writing, online resources, job leads, mock interviewing, interview attire, employer outreach
  • Vocational Experience: Combination of education and work experience-internships, volunteer, or paid experience
summary of services provided1
Summary of Services Provided
  • Worksite Monitoring: job retention strategies, time management, stress reduction techniques, communication with employer
  • Accommodations: on the job worksite accommodation evaluations, advocate for accommodations
workability iii staff
WorkAbility III Staff:
  • Program Coordinator
    • Jamila DeCarli, M.S.
  • Vocational Specialists
    • Rusty Krumm, M.S.
    • Isabelle Martin, M.S.
    • Jenny Nominni, M.S. CRC, Specialization in Deafness
    • Kaveh Bahraini, Specialization in Psychiatric Disabilities
    • Christina Key, Specialization in Cognitive Disabilities
    • Stephanie Leuer, M.S.
  • Graduate Student Interns
    • Marita Beiner, Specialization in Psychiatric Disabilities
who is successful
Who is Successful?
  • Students who are motivated to find work
  • Students who meet regularly with counselor
    • Partnership between the vocational specialist and the student
  • Students who are in regular communication with counselor
    • Phone
    • Email
  • Students who combine academics with work experience
what can you do to assist
What Can You Do To Assist?
  • Make sure the student gets connected with Department of Rehabilitation early
  • Talk about employment and postsecondary education options early
  • Set up campus visits
  • Know and discuss the difference between the supports received in high school vs. college
  • Encourage a healthy combination of both school and work
  • High but realistic expectations: promote career development, personal discovery, and independence
  • Mobility training