Training Tools for the Service Provider Toolbox
COEF has an array of training options for service providers to access in order to obtain needed certifications or to enhance knowledge and skills for elevated service delivery in an Employment First state.
Learn about Employment First principles and practices that result in competitive integrated employment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request information about available training options.
Customized Employment (CE)
Expand your practice with CE — a cross-disability, evidence-informed employment approach especially useful when other job placement methods have not proven successful. Visit our CE page, please email email@example.com for more information.
Supported employment service delivery is often a first-step for employment service providers. COEF has begun offering this training. A new webpage for our Supported Employment training is coming soon. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
COEF offers IPS, an evidence-based, international, supported employment approach for people with serious mental illness and expanded populations. Visit our IPS page and, for more information, please email email@example.com.
Savvy service providers seek to understand the impact of employment on Federal and State benefits. COEF offers training on Benefits Counseling — visit our webpage page to read more. And for more information about training options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth and Families
Effectively working with youth who are often influenced and supported by family members can be strengthened through COEF training. Visit our Youth and Family webpage, and, for more information, please email email@example.com.
Beyond COEF – Additional, National-Level Resources to Help you Get Started
The Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators is a national membership organization for trainers and educators and maintains a national training provider search tool.
Information on the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) credential for job coaches and employment specialists is available at the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) site.
The IPS Employment Center features extensive training and research information, resources, and an international learning community.
Virginia Commonwealth University and YTIOnline at Cornell University feature information on Benefits Counseling certification options.
On-going learning communities engage service providers after intensive training wraps up for continued skill development and collaboration.
Highly Skilled Trainers
COEF curriculum developers/trainers come with years of experience and subject matter expertise in the employment topics they lead.
COEF connects service providers to evidence-based and evidence-informed practices that, when implemented, result in competitive integrated employment outcomes.
Training Cost Reimbursements Available through the State
Costs related to program-required service provider training may be eligible for reimbursement. Check out Senate Bill 18-145 Reimbursement details.
COEF believes a workforce of skilled and confident service providers is key for delivering effective employment support to people with disabilities.