During the How to Talk to People about Work presentation, we introduce the Employment Empowerment Toolkit and shared some ideas and actions job seekers, families, teachers, case managers, employment staff, and adult day training staff can take to help people with disabilities work in their communities. After you watch the video, check out the toolkit.
Since 2015, Employment First Florida local collaborative sites have been on the cutting edge of creating solutions to help people with disabilities get the help they need to work. To further support local communities in Florida to prioritize employment for individuals with disabilities, the Institute for Community Inclusion has developed the Employment Empowerment Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to support job seekers, families, teachers, case managers, employment staff, and other direct support staff to make employment the first option for all Floridians with disabilities.
The Florida Employment First Collaborative Training (EFCT) Toolkit provides a guide for all employment service professionals — from executive directors and managers to front-line direct support staff — to assess their current capacity and training needs and to identify options for addressing them. Directors and managers may refer to the EFCT Toolkit as a resource to plan overall training for agency staff as a whole as well as to identify specific training needs of individual staff. Evaluating training needs on an individual basis allows customization of staff training to meet the specific needs of each particular staff member — a far more effective strategy for addressing ongoing professional development needs. The guide is a companion to the domain videos also found on this website. Continue reading “Florida Employment First Collaborative Training Toolkit: A Resource for Funders and Employment Service Providers”