Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Job Development and Job Retention for Persons in Recovery

Course History

Four groups of Employment Specialists worked with persons with psychiatric disabilities enrolled in a distance learning course with the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation on Job Development and Job Retention.

The course included five Modules (Engagement; Cultural Issues: the Pitch; the Presentation and Proposal; and Job Retention). At the end of each Module, the participants responded to questions which came from the course content and provided input to shape the course as it is today.

The course will begin to be offered in late 2020. For further information contact cprtrain@bu.edu.

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Job Development & Job Retention for Persons in Recovery: A Blended Learning Course

This distance learning course is designed for those who work as Employment Specialists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Employment Networks, Vocational Peer Specialists and others, who assist persons in mental health recovery towards successful employment. The course will be given over a 10-week period of time.

What is a Blended Learning Course?

The blended format involves web-based instruction and online interactive meetings. It is designed to give you not only knowledge, but also an experience with the kinds of skills involved in developing job opportunities for people in recovery as well as helping individuals keep the jobs they get.

This format of training is comprised of online coursework and instructor interaction. The online coursework is usually done at your own pace, but within a range of dates in order to keep up with the group. Instructor interaction can be conducted via webinars, telephone or discussion board questions.

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