Job Exploration/Work in Society

Participants will build skills necessary to find employment such as interviewing/mock interviews, role playing, job search skills, performing job tasks, rights of an employee, etc. Participants will investigate, discuss, and practice specific job functions and duties associated with a variety of types of employment and how those job functions could be modified to meet an ADA accommodation.

CURRICULUM

Exploring Occupational Possibilities

  • Rewards of Working
  • Sources of Occupational Training and Job placement Opportunities
  • Identify personal and Societal Values met through work
  • Classify jobs into occupational categories
  • Investigate Local Occupational Decisions and develop a training play

Occupational Training and Employment

  • Searching for a job
  • Applying for a job
  • Interviewing for job
  • Work adjustment
  • Meeting job standards
  • Adjusting to changes in Employment

Work Habits and Behavior

  • Following Directions
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Importance of Supervision
  • Job Safety
  • Work Cooperatively with others
  • Meet work Quality and Quantity Standards

Mock job set-ups

  • Job and volunteer opportunity exploration: ex. Food Bank- sort food items, box food, tape boxes, prepare boxes for delivery. Another example is Post office- stuff envelopes, put stamps on mail, prepare to be mailed.