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Effective Job Placement: The Client-Centered Approach to Being “The Right Fit”

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What is Job Placement? Job Placement is a collaborative process between the counselor, the individual, and sometimes the employer. This is a tripartite approach that is successful when it is utilized correctly. Understanding the individual with a disability(s) starts from the initial intake. The earlier you provide the intervention of services, the earlier the individuals return to work. The creation of a successful Triade assists with the development of the job placement relationship. This relationship encompasses the environment and situations that surround the individual. An important part of the job placement process is to recognize the individual’s skills and abilities. This webinar will explain the job placement process and apply strategies towards the implementation of a comprehensive job placement approach.


1.0 CEs of the following credits have been approved: CRCC, CDMS, CVE, CWA, CCAA, CCMC, ABVE

Education Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the client-centered approach to effective job placement
  2. Increase understanding of the importance of "job fit” from the candidate and employer perspectives
  3. Increase understanding of employers needs and the Labor market


  • Matthew Berard, MA, CRC

    Matthew Berard MA, CRC has been employed in job placement services since 2010. Mr. Berard has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, as a job placement specialist and as a District Employment Services Supervisor for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Prior to joining the MRC, Mr. Berard worked as a job developer and a rehabilitation teacher for the Blind for the Offices of Rehabilitation Services in Rhode Island. He has worked as a Vocational Expert assisting Veterans gain their Total Disability for Individual Unemployment Benefits (TDIU). Mr. Berard was confirmed as an Impartial Medical Examiner for the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court. Additionally, Mr. Berard has over 18 years of previous experience as a hiring manager for numerous retail chain companies. His previous work as a Hiring Manager and a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor assist in effectively placing individuals with disabilities in a successful employment outcome.
    Mr. Berard earned his Liberal Arts degree from Providence College, a Master’s of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from Salve Regina University and is completing his PhD in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Northcentral University. He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Mr. Berard has developed and facilitated multiple trainings assisting in the effective and consistent Best Practices for Job Placement.

June 6, 2017
Tue 11:00 AM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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