1.04 - The Self-Determined Career Development Model - Page 3
Figure 1: Self-Determined Career Development Model: Phase 1
SELF-DETERMINED CAREER DEVELOPMENT MODEL
(A self-regulated problem-solving model to enable adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities to self-direct planning, decision-making, program implementation and evaluation pertaining to getting a job and establishing a career.)
Problem to Solve: What are my career and job goals?
- Question 1: What career and job do I want?
- Enable person to communicate career and job related preferences, interests, beliefs, and values.
- Enable person to identify and communicate strengths and needs as they relate to specific jobs and related careers.
- Enable and support person to prioritize career and jobs options and select preferred option(s).
- Question 2: What do I know about it now?
- Enable person to identify his or her current status in relation to prioritized job and career option(s).
- Enable person to identify knowledge or skill strengths and needs pertaining to prioritized job or career option(s).
- Assist person to gather information about opportunities and barriers in their environments pertaining to prioritized job and career option(s).
- Question 3: What must change for me to get the job and career I want?
- Support person to prioritize needs related to job and career preference(s).
- Enable person to choose primary need and decide if action needs to be focused toward capacity building, modifying the environment or both.
- Question 4: What can I do to make this happen?
- Teach person to state a long term career goal, short term employment goals, and objectives to reach short term employment goals.
- Phase 1 Employment Supports
- Communication Instruction
- Awareness Training
- Self-Assessment of Job and Career Preferences and Abilities
- Career and Job Exploration Activities
- Job Shadowing and Sampling
- Organizational Skills Training
- Problem Solving Instruction
- Choice-Making Instruction
- Decision-Making Instruction
- Goal-Setting Instruction
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