The TU Collaborative offers a range of training and technical assistance opportunities that focus on helping individuals with mental health conditions gain and sustain competitive employment, one of the hallmarks of community inclusion.  Interested agencies can choose among, or combine training and technical assistance that focus upon:

  • Encouraging Competitive Employment:  this training focuses non-vocational staff – clinicians, social workers, case managers, social workers, etc. – on the importance of competitive employment in the lives of individuals with mental health conditions, and guides staff toward the skills they need to encourage service recipients to aspire to, train for, and gain and maintain competitive jobs
  • Planning for Supported Employment:  these programs provide both an introduction to the major principles and practices that characterize Supported Employment – an evidence-based best practice to help those with mental health conditions find ‘real work for real pay,’ and helps vocational staff to develop the skills needed to work with service recipients in supported employment programs
  • Fidelity assessments for supported employment programs:  the TU Collaborative’s experienced staff are able to plan, implement and report on the fidelity with which your agency implements Supported Employment  programming, with interviews with administrative staff, supervisory personnel, job coaches, employers, and service recipients
  • The TU Collaborative Workbook on Competitive Employment:  this training is built around the TU Collaborative’s ‘Workbook on Competitive Employment, designed to serve as a guide to service recipients in thinking about and moving toward competitive jobs, with step-by-step instructions to help mental health personnel effectively operate a weekly content review for interested consumers
  • Supported Education for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions:  Supported Education experts provide an overview of Supported Education principles and practices that help people complete the educations they need to find good jobs, the demands of program operations and the skills of supported education coaches, and the use of the TU Collaborative’s consumer-focused Guide to Education

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