Prior research suggests that employment consultants who provide job development support do not consistently use the most promising practices in their field1. These practices include involving family and friends in the job search, using job restructuring or job creation to expand employment opportunities, negotiating with employers, and using planning strategies that emphasize choice, empowerment, and an effective job match. The purpose of this study was to validate a curriculum based on these promising practices for a training and mentoring program that targeted employment consultants.
Migliore, Alberto; Butterworth, John; Nord, Derek; and Gelb, Amy, "Research to Practice: Improving Job Development Through Training and Mentorship" (2011). Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 2.