Systematic Instruction Training
Systematic Instruction Training
Systematic Instruction Training focuses on the skills and knowledge to teach job type tasks to an individual with a disability. The training includes understanding natural supports to perform a job task, conducting task analysis, training a person on job tasks using appropriate strategies, and how to record performance training data. Attendees will learn to complete a job analysis and facilitate training using the Seven Phase Sequence, balancing the needs of the person with a disability and the employer. The Arc of Pennsylvania offers this training as a partner of Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A), an organization that developed this process and oversees certification.
Click the dates below to register:
**None currently scheduled
Our Discovery training is designed for providers of Customized Employment and Advanced Supported Employment, school staff, counselors, and families.
COURSE OVERVIEW & DESCRIPTION
The Arc of Pennsylvania has partnered with Marc Gold and Associates (MG&A) to offer Systematic Instruction training. This training is one of three different, but related, training programs (Note: the other trainings, Discovery & Customized Job Development, should be taken before taking this training.)
The main emphasis of Systematic Instruction Training is to teach attendees the skills needed to identify, understand and teach job type skills to individuals with disabilities. In addition, the training has considerable focus on how to build natural supports provided by co-workers, supervisors, and workplace mentors to enhance independence for the person with a disability. The Systematic Instruction training is used to support customized employment goals of individuals with significant disabilities that are typically not given consideration for competitive community employment.
Our Systematic Instruction Training meets the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR) and the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) provider qualification requirements to deliver customized employment services.
As a result of Systematic Instruction training, participants seeking certification will be able to:
- Conduct a task analysis
- Breakdown a any job skill into teachable steps
- Teach job skills in a manner that respects the employer’s methods and meets the needs of the client
- Effectively coordinate with natural supports at the job site to maximize the independence of the client
- Track progress using data
- Modify teaching strategies to fit the needs of the workplace and the client
COURSE FORMAT, HOURS, REQUIREMENTS
- 3-day, virtual online training.
- Access to a computer or laptop with a webcam is essential for participation. The training will be held via Zoom. Registrants will be unable to join by phone.
- After the training, those pursuing certification will then complete approximately 40 hours of fieldwork with a learning partner under the guidance of MG&A over four months.
- Program managers, counselors, school staff, families, and anyone else interested in learning about the service can also register to audit the course. Auditors attend the 3-day training only and do not receive certification.
Requirements For Those Seeking Certification (PDF)
COST AND REGISTRATION
- $200 per person to audit (sit in on) the course
- $1200 per person for Certification
To register for a training, click on the dates listed in the Session Dates section above.
**Note: School staff and families of children with disabilities enrolled in K-12 can qualify for a scholarship to audit our training.
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Who should get certified?
Providers of employment support services who want to be qualified to deliver customized employment services through OVR and/or Advanced Supported Employment Services through ODP. It is important for providers to understand that it is the specific staff who will actually be delivering the services that OVR and ODP require be certified, not the supervisors.