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Revision Date: 09-Sep-21

SWK-2711-VO01F - Special Topics: Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Flex Class

Flex courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. Flex courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2021 ends on October 29.

Synonym: 209996
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Brittany Hartung | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $25.00
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Comments: Must be working in the Employment Services field

Course Description:

The course explores the essential processes, tools, and resources necessary for human service employees as they assist job seekers with disabilities. Students will gain competence in effective discovery and assessment, job development and placement, employer outreach and negotiation, and workplace supports. Foundations of community employment will be presented and field work is required. Students should be currently working in the field or be willing to engage in volunteering or service learning to complete field work. An ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) Certificate of Achievement will be issued for students in the field who successfully pass the course.

Essential Objectives:

1. Describe the underlying values, ethical guidelines, definitions, and philosophy of community employment, and apply concepts such as informed choice, self-determination, and active participation throughout the employment process to real life scenarios.
2. Describe best practices in community employment services.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of individuals in community employment including knowledge of applicable laws and programs that support individuals with disabilities, such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
4. Demonstrate the knowledge needed to assist job seekers with making a decision about disability disclosure, considering both the risks and benefits of disclosing disability to an employer.
5. Develop personal career profiles with emphasis on job seeker strengths, interests, and talents.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of situational assessments, paid work trials, job tryouts, volunteer work and job shadowing, including assistive technology and other accommodations.
7. Create marketing plans targeted to employers, including researching opportunities and organizing information gathered.
8. Assist job seekers in a job search process. This includes demonstrating the knowledge needed to assist job seekers in developing portfolios, resumes, cover letters, letters of introduction, references, and other job application documents in various media, including electronic and print and interviewing.
9. Demonstrate the ability to conduct an employment needs assessment for a business and to then conduct comprehensive job analysis.
10. Demonstrate the ability to develop workplace support plans for job seekers, including helping individuals to understand the social/behavioral expectations of the workplace culture.
11. Provide systematic instruction based on individual learning styles and needs including task analysis with baseline and scheduled data collection, natural cues, and reinforcement procedures.


SWK-2711-VO01F Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Brittany Hartung
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Kathryn Hughes

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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