The Department of Developmental Services, in partnership with the Institute for Community Inclusion / UMass Boston presents:

Training for Massachusetts Employment Support Professionals

Current Trainings:

As employment professionals, we seek job development approaches that will present our job seekers in the most positive light to prospective business contacts. For many candidates, using alternatives to the traditional resume can be just the technique you are looking for to make a difference and help them shine!

Visual and video resumes are innovative tools that can effectively portray job seekers’ versatility, individuality, and capabilities to employers in a creative and powerful way.

This webinar features Dennis Cleary from the Nisonger Center at Ohio State University; and Kristen Piccolo, from the Pathways to Careers Program, at WORK, Inc. Dorchester, MA. Both use visual resumes extensively in their work. They will share examples, explain how to develop and produce visual resumes, as well as present how these tools can be used directly with employers.

Join us for what promises to be an inspiring and practical event!

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Online
Presenters: Dennis Cleary and Kristen Piccolo
Cost: There is no cost for this event.

Register

Once You Register: You will receive an automated email confirming your registrations. Reminders will be sent closer to the event date(s) with the webinar URL link.

Questions about this webinar? Contact: Melanie Jordan, melanie.jordan@umb.edu, 617-287-4327

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Many job seekers worry about losing their benefits when going to work. This training will provide an overview of the impact of earnings on Social Security benefits. Topics include the differences between SSI and SSDI, SSA Work Incentives, how to keep medical benefits while working, how to explain benefits to job seekers, families and other stakeholders, and resources available to assist job seekers with benefit planning issues.

Upon completing this training, students will be able to:

Counsel job seekers and family members on the financial incentives for returning to work Formulate simple calculations comparing benefit to salary income ratio Assist individuals with keeping records and reporting necessary information to Social Security

This workshop will be available around the clock (24/7) from June 1st through June 30th. It should take about six hours to complete. Participation is self-paced and flexible. Included are a variety of formats: readings, presentations, discussion forums, videos, professional development activities, and assignments. An instructor will be available on a regular basis throughout the month to answer questions and give feedback.

When: June 1 – 30, 2017

Location: Online

Cost: $20.00

General Information

Payment

All payments must be made prior to the start of the training. Payment can be made by check or credit card. Make checks payable to UMass Boston/ICI. All payments are final. If an individual is unable to attend, an alternative trainee may be substituted with three-day notification.

Registration

For in-person trainings, there is a registration limit of 2 staff per agency. Additional agency staff can call Berenise Reyes-Albino at 617-287-4314 to be placed on a wait list in case sessions do not reach capacity.

Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Participants are strongly encouraged to register online, even if their payment needs to be mailed.

Online workshops

Online workshops will be available around the clock (24/7) during the time that they are scheduled to run. Participation is self-paced and flexible. Included are a variety of formats: readings, presentations, discussion forums, videos, professional development activities, and assignments. An instructor will be available on a regular basis throughout the course to answer questions and give feedback. Registrants will receive login information about 1 week prior to the start date.

Webinar registrants will receive an automated email confirming registration. Reminders will be sent closer to the event date with the webinar URL link and log in instructions.

CEU's

Letters of Attendance will be provided upon request.

Weather Cancellations

In the event of bad weather, a cancellation decision will be made by 6:00 a.m. on the day of the training event, and a recorded message will be left at 617-287-4390 (only if the event is cancelled). CRC Credits will be available for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors who attend training events. Letters of Attendance will also be provided upon request.

Accommodations

All requests for disability related accommodations should be submitted 3 weeks prior to the start of the training.

Requests for accommodations may be made online as part of the registration process.

Contact for questions:
Berenise Reyes-Albino
berenise.albino@umb.edu
617-287-4314


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This training is presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.