Webinar: Helping People to Get and Keep Jobs – An Introduction

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Open to the Public
Presenter
Chris Arnold, MSc
Organization
BC PSR Advanced Practice
Location
Webinar

Helping People to Get and Keep Jobs – An Introduction
Presenter: Chris Arnold M.Sc.

Drawing on work within the disability field, this session will look specifically at finding and developing a job for individuals that you support.   Looking at the actual approach or strategy for taking what you have learned about the individual through the engagement and discovery process and identifying potential opportunities with employers in the community.  We will look at the importance of understanding the employer’s perspective and needs as well as those of the individual you support.  We will also talk about using a business approach to job finding which could help increase your success. 

Session Objectives:

1. Identify the importance of engaging employers as our ‘other’ clients in the employment process.
2. Focus on examples of turning strengths into opportunities within a business
3. Articulate issues around possible workplace accommodations for the person you are supporting in a new job.
4. Assess the possibilities of using tools such as job proposals to help achieve employment outcomes.

Chris Arnold is the director / co-owner of a successful consulting, community based training and specialized employment agency located in northwestern BC (Terrace & Kitimat).
   Chris has been working with people with disabilities for over 28 years, in residential and community based programs.  As a behavioural consultant and instructor, Chris promotes the ideas of Non-Aversive Behaviour Management and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.  His area of specialty is in safely dealing with aggressive and violent behaviours displayed by people of any age from children to seniors in a wide variety of environments.  He also specializes in creative and non-traditional employment supports for people with a wide range of disabilities and barriers to employment.
   Chris is a dynamic speaker and passionate trainer, who has taught all over BC and throughout Canada.  He is often asked to be a presenter at Provincial, National, and International conferences.  Chris has written a number of training programs covering various topics of interest to persons in the human services, education, and healthcare fields.  He has written a book on behavioural psychology titled “Screaming for Attention:  True stories about the puzzle of Human Behaviour” (2003), Designed and collaborated on creation of a “Job Developer’s Toolkit” which is a collection of resource booklets on key topics related to employment (2005), and published a book called “RESPECT Employment” a collection of employment success stories of people with developmental disabilities in BC (2010).  In 2014 Chris wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Safe Management of Disruptive and Assaultive Behaviour on Crisis Intervention and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
   Chris teaches psychology at Northwest Community College and Teaches in the Disability & Community Studies Dept. for Douglas College.

Specializing in services for children and adults with disabilities and those who support them. Working with developmental disabilities, autism, FASD and behaviour disorders.


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Do you want to help people with barriers find - and keep - meaningful employment? The Employment Supports Specialty Advanced Certificate gives you with a solid foundation in contemporary perspectives on disability in relation to vocational supports and services for youth at risk and people with disabilities, mental illness and other barriers to employment.


The BC PSR Advanced Practice is pleased to offer a webinar that draws on work within the disability field. This session looks specifically at finding and developing a job for individuals that you support. Looking at the actual approach or strategy for taking what you have learned about the individual through the engagement and discovery process and identifying potential opportunities with employers in the community.