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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing; 1 edition (July 17 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557668639
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557668639
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
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"A practically-oriented, how-to texta Focuses not on modifying individual deficits and behaviors but on understanding people's individual strengths, emphasizing their accomplishments, and understanding their personal and social resources." "

About the Author

Mr. Griffin is Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, a full-service consultancy specializing in building communities of economic cooperation, creating highperformance organizations, and focusing on disability and employment. He is also Codirector of the U.S. Department of Labor''¬'¢s National Self-Employment Technical Assistance, Resources, and Training project with Virginia Commonwealth University and former Director of Special Projects at the Rural Institute at The University of Montana. He is also past director of an adult vocational program in southern Colorado, former Assistant Director of the Rocky Mountain Resource and Training Institute, and former Founder and Executive Director of CTAT in Colorado.

Mr. Hammis is Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, a full-service consultancy specializing in building communities of economic cooperation, creating highperformance organizations, and focusing on disability and employment. He maintains an ongoing relationship with the Rural Institute at The University of Montana, where he served as Project Director for multiple self-employment, employment, and Social Security outreach training and technical assistance projects, including the Rural Institute''¬'¢s Rural Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Expansion Design Project. He works with organizations nationally and internationally on self-employment, benefits analysis, supported employment, and employment engineering. Mr. Hammis has worked in supported and self-employment since 1988 and is personally responsible for the implementation of thousands of Plans to Achieve Self-Support leading to employment, self-employment, and enhanced personal resources for people with disabilities. In July 1996, Mr. Hammis received the International Association for Persons in Supported Employment Professional of the Year Award for his ''¬Åoutstanding support and commitment to people with disabilities, especially in the areas of career development and the use of Social Security work incentives.''¬

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HASH(0xa6c95c54) out of 5 stars Good resource Jan. 24 2008
By T. DeLisle - Published on
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As a new employment rep for people with disabilities, this guide does a great job of going over the basics of forming relationships with the job seeker as well as potential employers. I was impressed with the respectful language the authors used, as well. I know I will go back to it again and again.
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HASH(0xa6c95ea0) out of 5 stars FINALLY!!!! April 6 2010
By Katie Reuter - Published on
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I have been an employment specialist/career counselor/job developer for the last two years and have continually referenced the Job Developers Handbook. To date it seems to be the most comprehensive, strength-based, and creative manual that I have found. I love the process they have laid out and have found the instructions clear and easy to follow. All of their techniques are followed with statistics and facts that enable job developers to really have a solid informational base. In these tough economic times this easy to follow guide is even more important if we ever want the people we support to find long-term employment.
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HASH(0xa6c9a0fc) out of 5 stars Perfect for my new position June 28 2013
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I work at a clubhouse (with mentally ill) with a restaurant attached and was asked to fill in the job developer position while they found someone full time. I was flattered at their confidence but insecure about my knowledge. This book got me enthused and educated, so much so that they are actually making me business cards with the title. I work in vocational rehab, so the first half was mostly for me, but I passed it on to my colleague who is in full on supported employment and she is loving it. Im buying another one for myself because i miss it so much. The suggestions about discovery have been the most beneficial.
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HASH(0xa6c9a2a0) out of 5 stars an excellent resource Oct. 25 2009
By Milton S. Tyree - Published on
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Over the last 30 years, much has been learned about ways to support people with disabilities in work. Unfortunately, there are not enough conversations about getting good, personalized, fitting jobs -- rather than a "placement," or a "slot." Written by people who've been along for the ride, this book does much to help fill the void -- telling us about positive possibilities through discovery, customized employment, resource ownership, informational interviewing, business partnerships... Hope many buy it, and use its ideas!
Milt Tyree, Lexington, KY
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HASH(0xa6c9a174) out of 5 stars The Job Developers Handbook Aug. 10 2007
By Brian C. Deatley - Published on
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The handbook provides critical information for anyone interested in assiting persons w/disabilities with employment or career guidance. Well organized and written, the book includes contributions from professionals who have long been engaged in providing direct employment services to persons with disabilities. The book is what the subtitle suggest- practical tactics that stregthren the skill sets for a variety of persons interested in reversing years of chronic unemployment for folks with disabilities. I especially appreciated the details targeting working with families and in gaining organization commitment to customize job options for persons traditionally relegated to workshops or minimum wage jobs