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Best Practices in Employment Services: Key Strategies for Finding and Maintaining A Job
Presenter: Lara Enein-Donovan
Description: Looking for a job can sometimes feel overwhelming and frustrating. There are some key strategies that can make the process easier and get you a job offer faster. Research has shown that careful planning, using your networks and successful negotiation with employers can assist individuals with disabilities to find and maintain good jobs, with good pay. Join us to learn more about these techniques, hear success stories and get your questions answered.

Attendees in this webinar will be able to:
• Identify and effectively use their personal and professional networks for job development
• Create a placement plan for an organized and efficient job search
• Perform targeted job development based on information learned through career exploration activities

Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lara Enein-Donovan, MA CESP
@Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston
Lara is the Coordinator of the Employment Services Program at the Institute for Community Inclusion. Lara develops curriculum for the College of Employment Services/Direct Course. Lara has worked as a vocational program supervisor and an employment specialist, performing job development, job coaching, career exploration, employer outreach and counseling. Lara presents locally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to disability and employment. She provides technical assistance, individualized training and creates tools and resources to assist community provider agencies, state agencies and Career Centers in building their capacity to serve individuals with disabilities. She has co-authored a number of articles and publications on employment and disability, including a journal publication on employment staff competencies. Lara has been awarded the Leadership in Supported Employment Award by APSE (both the national organization and the Massachusetts chapter).