Overview of Employment & Career Services
Summary of Panel Presentation
Education and employment are critically important to recovery. The role of student and worker as well as the ability to earn a livable wage is highly valued in our society. This seminar will focus on the types of Career Services offered in New Jersey including Supported Employment and the LEARN of NJ Supported Education programs. Where to find programs, how to access those, services offered, and resources to support advocacy efforts will be discussed. In addition, hiring protocol and tips to job search will be addressed as well as appropriate workplace behaviors and reasons why some jobs are not the right match. Some work support resources will be given out as well.
Presenter Gerard Radice received his Masters in Counseling from Montclair State University in 1999 and he has worked in the mental health field for almost 20 years. Gerard is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and has completed the IPS Supported Employment Course from Dartmouth in 2013. Gerard has been with the Career Connections Employment Resource Institute at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey for 8 years. He presents numerous trainings per year on various employment topics for agencies, consumers and families. His prior work experience was in Partial Care as well as a Program Manager at a Supported Employment Program.
Ms. Brittany Stone currently facilitates the Institute’s two Professional Development series, one in Pre-Vocational Services and the other in Career Services. Recently, she co-developed a new three course academic certificate program in Career Services with one course dedicated to Supported Employment. Ms. Stone is currently an active board member of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)