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Aaron Levitt, PhD

Integrated Employment Institute

Our mission is to achieve career parity for individuals with mental health conditions. We believe employment and education are critical to recovery. We also know that behavioral health providers and post-secondary education faculty and staff need supports and services in place to ensure the success of those recovering from psychiatric conditions. As consultants, we are experienced in providing research-based, cost-effective training and guidance to providers, educators, consumers and service systems so individuals with mental health conditions can flourish in the work environment or the classroom.

About us:

  • More than 20 years of providing career services and training in a variety of settings, including
    housing, ACT teams, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, supported employment programs,
    supported education programs, clubhouses, and post-secondary disability services offices
  • Rutgers School of Health Professions was one of the first schools in the nation to offer degrees
    in psychiatric rehabilitation and classes in Supported Education and Supported Employment
  • Expertise in managing organizational change

We offer:

  • Training in career development for adults, young adults, and transition-age youth
  • Expertise in engaging young adults, educational goal readiness, post-secondary financial aid,
    and post-secondary disability/accessibility services
  • Training relevant staff in post-secondary educational settings in how to ensure academic
    success for students affected by mental health conditions
  • Educating faculty at post-secondary educational settings about the challenges and
    implications of students’ mental health conditions
  • In-person, or live remote training

Contact us to find out how we can assist your organization: IEI_info@shp.rutgers.edu or 908 889-2470.

Our mission is to achieve career parity for individuals with mental health conditions. We believe employment and education are critical to recovery. We also know that behavioral health care providers need to be confident that supports and services are in place so those recovering from psychiatric conditions can succeed. As consultants, we are experienced in providing research-based, cost-effective training and guidance to providers, educators, consumers and service systems to ensure those with mental health conditions can flourish in the work environment or the classroom.

About us:

  • More than 20 years of providing career services consultation and training in a variety of settings, including housing, ACT teams, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, supported employment programs, supported education programs, and clubhouses
  • Rutgers School of Health Professions was one of the first schools in the nation to offer degrees in psychiatric rehabilitation and classes in Supported Employment and Supported Education
  • Trainers and consultants have a wealth of experience in direct service provision and research
  • Expertise in managing organizational change

We offer:

  • Classroom-based learning supplemented by in-vivo training
  • Train-the-trainer approach to help organizations build capacity to improve employment outcomes
  • Training in areas such as employment goal readiness, job development, marketing, and career advancement/ongoing support

Contact us to find out how we can assist your organization: IEI_info@shp.rutgers.edu or 908 889-2470.

Prevocational Services Professional Development:  This series is designed for practitioners working in partial care, partial hospitalization or other treatment based settings. The focus is on preparatory activities designed for use with individuals or in a group setting.
Rolling Enrollment

Web-based, pre-recorded

(Link sent via email)

F1:  Work & Recovery

 

Examine the importance of recovery, the relationship of work and recovery, and empowerment strategies that promote work.  Learn information to counter common myths about work and mental illness, and examine the benefits and barriers of returning to work.

JAN 21, 2020

9:30AM – 12PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)

A webcam is required.

F2:  Entitlements & Work

 

Overview of the definition of disability according to SSA guidelines and distinguish between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In addition, learn how work may impact SSDI and SSI recipients’ benefits.

MAR 10, 2020

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

S5: Employment Support Groups

This session will examine the benefits and challenges of offering employment support groups, provide information on how to start a group, and offer tips on making the groups effective and interesting for participants.

FEB 18, 2020

10AM – 12PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)

A webcam is required.

S6: Supporting Independent Job Searches

Overview of how to identify the factors to consider before writing goals, including the concept that goals can and will change over time. Learn to include consumers as an integral part of identifying the information that should be included in the overall recovery planning.

FEB 4, 2020

10AM – 4PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

S7: Promoting Wellness for Employment Success

We will give an overview of the six dimensions of wellness, and discuss strategies to maintain health in each dimension. We will introduce the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as a self-directed recovery tool that is created by an individual to pursue their path to recovery as well as discuss other relapse prevention strategies that can be utilized to increase employment success.

APR 7, 2020

10AM – 12PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)

A webcam is required

S8: Integrating Clinical and Prevocational Services

Identify common goals that clinical and vocational providers share, explore the role of clinical staff in the return-to-work process, and discuss approaches to increase collaboration between employment programs and clinical staff.

APR 28, 2020

10AM – 4PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

S9: Teaching Employment Related Skills

Examine how skills groups differ from support and other types of groups (e.g., psycho-education, mutual self-help). Learn group leadership skills for successful employment skills groups as well as the steps for teaching skills in effective and interesting groups.

 

MAY 12, 2020

10AM – 4PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

Developing Your Prevocational Curriculum Workshop
Career Services Professional Development:  This series is designed for practitioners/vocational specialists working in community based settings such as Supported Employment, Supported Education, Supported Housing, or PACT. The focus is on developing strategies to help people work toward individualized employment or educational goals.
MAY 5, 2020

10AM – 12PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)

A webcam is required

Enhancing Service Through Concurrent Documentation
APR 7, 2020

1PM – 3PM

Live Webinar (Zoom)

A webcam is required

Managing Personal Information & the Disclosure Decision
APR 21, 2020

10AM – 4PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 306

Blackwood, New Jersey

Strategies for the Job Seeker & Employment Specialist
PART 1

MAY 14, 2020

10AM – 4PM

 

PART 2

MAY 21, 2020

9:30AM – 1:30PM

 

PART 3

MAY 28, 2020

9:30AM – 1:30PM

 

All 3 parts being held at:

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive

Jefferson Hall, Room 306

Blackwood, New Jersey

 

 

Trauma Informed Career Services – Parts 1 – 3

There is no fee required for these trainings, however, seating is limited so pre-registration is required.  Registered participants will be notified in advance of any changes or cancellations via email or phone.

Integrated Employment Institute Registration form

  • Please select all of the sessions you are interested in:
  • *These sessions are not part of the Prevocational Services Series.
    There is no fee required for these trainings, however, seating is limited so pre-registration is required. Registered participants will be notified in advance of any changes or cancellations via email or phone.
    Sign in will begin at 9:45am. All trainings will begin promptly at 10am. All in person dates listed above will be on Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, Jefferson Hall, Room 302.

Testimonial:

“We’ve contracted with the IEI for professional development services in supported employment and education support, both for providers and internal staff. The customized, on-the-job, in-vivo technical assistance service was invaluable to sustain the skills needed to produce quality outcomes. Service providers reported learning practical tools and skills to improve performance.”

—Yumiko L. Ikuta, MBA
Director of Rehabilitation Programs
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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