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DSD eList announcement

Date: April 10, 2017, revised April 18, 2017 to correct webinar times
: Supported employment services providers and agencies, employment specialists, job developers and job coaches
: DHS Disability Services Division
To announce free training opportunity for employment service providers who serve people with disabilities
Application deadline
: April 21, 2017

DHS offers free training for supported employment services providers

The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Moving Home Minnesota initiative will offer free web-based training to employment service providers who serve people with disabilities. This 12-week training will train 25 people to deliver high-quality employment services to people with disabilities. DHS invites applications from employment specialists, job developers, job coaches and anyone who would like to add to their knowledge and skills to provide supported employment services.

Training begins in May and requires approximately 40 to 50 hours to complete the mix of online courses, live webinars and field assignments. Courses include:

  • • Benefits planning
  • • Engaging employers
  • • Strategies for job development
  • • Networking
  • • Coaching
  • DHS will award the ACRE Basic National Certificate of Achievement in Employment Services to trainees who successfully complete all 11 courses, webinars and fieldwork assignments.

    To Apply

  • • Complete the application (PDF) for each staff person from your agency who is going to participate in this training.
  • • Submit completed applications by April 21 by email to Moving Home Minnesota.
  • • Email questions to Moving Home Minnesota.
  • Selection Criteria

  • • Applicants must be from a qualified provider agency with a current license for SES under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245D.
  • • Applicants must actively work with job seekers in order to complete the field assignments.
  • DHS will give priority to applicants who:

  • • Are current Moving Home Minnesota SES providers
  • • Are managers or supervisors of supported employment services
  • • Represent underserved areas and populations, including geographic, cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Commitments

    Trainees must commit to:

    • Completion of training in the 12-week time frame

    • Provide supported employment services to MHM participants

    • Attend all required webinars delivered on:

    o May 9, 2017 8:30-10 CST

    o June 6, 2017 8:30-10 CST

    o July 11, 2017 8:30-10 CST

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