An exploratory study of Conceptual Selling[R] for job development found that placement outcomes prior to training in the Conceptual Selling[R] process averaged 25 percent compared to 61 percent post-training (Carlson et al., 2008).Given these promising preliminary findings, this study sought to further examine the use of the Conceptual Selling[R] method by employment specialists in evidence-based supported employment
programs using a post-only quasi-experimental design.
The type of supported employment
program (IPS versus others) did not predict employment outcomes, indicating that employment specialist competencies are relatively independent of the type of employment program.
The literature also demonstrates supported employment
strongly correlates with increased job satisfaction and overall quality of life (Beyer et al., 2010; Dague, 2012; Siporin & Lysack, 2004).
A Newcastle City Council spokesperson said: "Overall, our supported employment
service has supported 157 people since April and employs 31 people, including 18 posts that are specifically for people who have significant barriers to employment or face inequalities in the workplace."
Modalities derived from supported employment
approach were the most commonly used for all variables considered.
Posttreatment data were available for 34 participants at 3 mo (16 in supported employment
plus CogSMART [3 with moderate TBI] and 18 in enhanced supported employment
[4 with moderate TBI]).
As in other years, almost every sector in Ireland is represented from small to mediumsized family-owned businesses to large multi-national companies, Government offices, ministers, TDs, sports stars, national broadcasters and some of Ireland's bestknown professionals, all working together for one day to lend their support to supported employment
"The supported employment
teams were provided with a perfect platform to raise awareness of the specialist support available to employers and celebrate their recent successes of securing paid employment for local disabled people." The event also gave visitors the chance to learn about the Coventry and Warwickshire Workplace Charter - which aims to reward companies that run their businesses in a positive way and support their workforce.
He is now on the board of Supported Employment
which assists disabled people find work.
ERIC Descriptors: Educational Opportunities; Evidence; Stakeholders; Mental Disorders; Supported Employment
; Employment Programs; Best Practices; Educational Practices; Literature Reviews; Community Based Instruction (Disabilities); Transitional Programs; Educational Resources; Citations (References); Job Skills; Job Training; Program Implementation; Models; Mental Health Programs
Although the success of supported-employment interventions has not gone unrecognized--the Thresholds Supported Employment
program earned a Gold Achievement Award in 2009 from the American Psychiatric Association in the category of community-based programs--access to such services is limited, Dr.
Occupational therapists working in public mental health in New Zealand and Australia are leading the implementation of evidence-based practices in the provision of supported employment
services for people with psychiatric disabilities (Lloyd & Waghorn, 2007; Porteous & Waghorn, 2007; Waghorn, Collister, Killackey & Sheering, 2007).