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Employment News

You’re Hired! Laura Nata talks with Sue Killam on Supported Employment

On November 28, Sue Killam talked with Laura Nata of Families Helping Families Jefferson about supported employment in a Facebook video entitled You’re Hired.

New Supported Employment Trainings

40 Hour Supported Employment CORE Training

LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC) in collaboration with Louisiana APSE is providing statewide Employment Specialist Core Training. This 40 hour training meets LRS vendor training requirements and Medicaid Employment provider rules. It incorporates APSE’s CORE Supported Employment Competencies and includes three full days of classroom instruction and fieldwork assignments. Class hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The fee for this class is $350.
(If you would like to schedule a Core training in your region, please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed.)

  • Shreveport at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, 800 W. 70th Street:  

    • January 9 – 11, 2018

  • Baton Rouge at UpLIFTD, 1979 Beaumont Avenue:  

    • January 16 – 18, 2018

 

     –>>  Click here to register for 40 Hour Core Training  <<–

 

5.0 Hour SE Continuing Education Training

These training classes, so-sponsored by Louisiana APSE,  meet LRS/LWC and OCDD guidelines for Community Rehabilitation Providers and their staff. Each of these classes  counts as 5.0 hours of Continuing Education for LRS/LWC, OCDD and CESP renewal accreditation. The LRS requirement for staff for renewal of vendorship is 20 hours every three years. Each class takes place on one day scheduled from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. The fee for these classes is $75 per training class.
(Please send an email to Sue Killam, M.Ed. if you would like to schedule any additional 5 Hour SE Training Classes in your region)

 

  • Shreveport at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, 800 W. 70th Street:

    • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process

    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits

  • Baton Rouge at UpLIFTD, 1979 Beaumont Avenue:

    • Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 – SE Policy, Funding & Process

    • Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 – SE Assessment, Job Development, Matching & Placement

    • Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 – SE Job Site Training & Benefits

 

–>>  Click here to register for one or more of the 5 Hour Core Training  <<–

 

RSA Announcement: Frequently Asked Questions on Competitive Integrated Employment

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is pleased to publish Frequently Asked Questions: Integrated Location Criteria of the Definition of “Competitive Integrated Employment.” This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addresses the criteria for an integrated employment location within the definition of “competitive integrated employment” in section 7(5)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by title IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and its implementing VR program regulations in 34 CFR §361.5(c)(9)(ii) (see 81 FR 55629 (August 19, 2016)). The information in these FAQs provides guidance and technical assistance to VR agencies and community rehabilitation programs so that they may assist individuals with disabilities to achieve high-quality employment.

WIOA Assessment Tool

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity for the public workforce system to transform and improve the quality of life for job seekers and workers through an integrated, job-driven system that links diverse talent to our nation’s businesses.

The WIOA Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is an interactive, self-paced assessment tool designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA. The QSAP will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively. OPEN QSAP

Supported Employment Upcoming Trainings

In collaboration with Louisiana APSE, HDC provides 40 Hour Core training. This training meets LRS and OCDD vendor training requirements and incorporates APSE’s CORE Supported Employment Competencies. The class includes three full days of classroom instruction plus fieldwork assignments. The fee for this class is $350. One day classes valid for 5 Hour Continuing Education are also available. Please email lstazi@lsuhsc.edu for more information.

  • Shreveport, January 9 – 11, 2018, at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, 800 W. 70th Street
  • Baton Rouge, January 16 – 18, 2018, at UpLIFTD, 1979 Beaumont Avenue

–>>  Click here for more information to register  <<–

 

Governor Edwards Proclaims October “Disability Employment Awareness Month”

Gov. John Bel Edwards proclaimed October as “Disability Employment Awareness Month” in Louisiana. In collaboration with Louisiana Workforce Commission and Families Helping Families, the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs will be traveling the state on an Employment First Tour, beginning October 10 in Lafayette. This is an opportunity for the office to host roundtable discussions regarding the integrated, competitive employment for people with disabilities. See the video message from Louisiana Governor Edwards for National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OceKZBLC4UM.

“Disability Employment Awareness Month is a great way to emphasize the importance of the contributions of persons with disabilities in moving Louisiana forward,” said Gov. Edwards. “Our businesses and communities can greatly benefit from the integrated, competitive employment of persons with disabilities.” To illustrate the benefits and commitment to having an inclusive work culture, various activities are being held throughout Louisiana.

Employment First Roundtables will be held on the following dates:

  • October 10       8:00am        Lafayette                  Heymann Convention Center, 1373 College Road
  • October 12     12:00pm        Lake Charles            Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive
  • October 13     10:00am        Monroe                    Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
  • October 16     12:15pm        New Orleans            Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive
  • October 20     10:00am        Covington                Northshore Pastoral Center, 4465 Hwy 190 E Service Road
  • October 24     10:00am        Gray                         Terrebonne Parish Library, 4130 W Park Avenue
  • October 27     10:00am        Pineville                   Main Street Community Center, 708 Main Street
  • October 31     12:15pm        Shreveport               Wyndham Garden Inn, 1419 East 70th Street

A calendar for the Diversity Job fairs being held across the state can be found here.  Also, the topic for GOV Talks this month will be Employment First, and it will be held in the Press Room of the 4th floor of Louisiana’s State Capitol on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 11 am. To RSVP please email Jolan.Jolivette@la.govFor more information, click here.

HDC Presents PAY Check at National APSE Conference

The model for HDC’s PAY Check Pilot Project was presented this past June at the National APSE (Association for Persons Supporting Employment First, www.apse.org) Conference in Portland, Oregon. The presenters are pictured here in Portland overlooking the Hawthorne Bridge and include: Sue Killam, Nicole Kiernan, Amarachi Ukachu, Rebecca Ellis and Philip Wilson. The highlight of the presentation was the successes of the current students who are now all working at the University Medical Center in New Orleans. The PowerPoint can be found here. The presentation concluded with the video below showcasing the students.

 

 

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