Job Development Strategies for Employment Professionals
May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Jenny Crook for an engaging session on best practice strategies to use when job developing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She will be covering the job development process, best practices for employment professionals, and employer engagement, including tips for working virtually.
Jenny Crook (she/her) has been providing training and technical assistance on Customized Employment for the last 5 years. Her previous experience was as a Competitive Integrated Employment Program Manager, an Employment Specialist, and a Job Coach. Jenny trains ACRE approved curriculum and has served as an At Large ACRE Board Member for the last 2 years. She became a Certified Employment Support Professional through APSE in 2014. She enjoys using her training as a Person-Centered Planning Facilitator to brainstorm employment possibilities with people. Jenny’s interests and strengths are in collaborating with supported employment programs and teams to create and implement best practices. She is passionate about the tenets of Employment First and achieving equitable employment for all. When not in the office she enjoys reading dystopian novels, thrift shopping for treasures, cats, and spending time with family.