Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement from the George Washington University (GW) and further develop your counseling abilities to effectively guide and place persons with disabilities into steady employment environments.

The program can also be created to complete a minimum of four courses needed to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination or to purse eligibility criteria for licensure as professional counselor.

This certificate program is ideal for a variety of professionals in state, federal, nonprofit and community-based rehabilitation. You will delve into the social and cultural dimensions of rehabilitation counseling, as well as job development and job placement methods and techniques. The curriculum provides you with specialized experiential learning opportunities by integrating classroom coursework.

 

Curriculum

Job Development Job Placement Certificate Courses

GW’s Graduate Certificate in Job Development consists of 12-credit hours and can be completed in 1 year.

Curriculum (12 credit hours)

  • CNSL 6130 Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • CNSL 6163 Social and Cultural Dimensions of Counseling (3 credits)
  • CNSL 6376 Foundations/Practicum: Rehabilitation and Case Management (3 credits)
  • CNSL 6380 Job Placement and Supported Employment (3 credits)

Certificate Outcomes

At the conclusion of this certificate, you will be prepared to assess the job readiness of physically, mentally, emotionally or socially disabled persons and assist them in achieving gainful employment. Coursework in disability management, skills analysis, benefits systems, employer consultation and job coaching will further assist you in helping individuals maintain employment.

Faculty

 

Hergenrather, Kenneth Professor, Counseling

 

Career Outlook

This certificate program prepares graduates to further their careers as counseling professionals with the knowledge and skills to more effectively place people with disabilities in jobs and increase their likelihood of job retention. During the program, you'll integrate classroom concepts with to real-world work practice.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

  • Entry-level rehabilitation counselors
  • Paralegals working in a counseling environment

Potential Employment Settings

  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Schools
  • Job training centers

Master's

Master's Program Offered

GW offers a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling program on campus, which is ranked the 6th best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Should you wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate, you can transfer all 12 credit hours into the Master's program.

Admissions

  • Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
  • Campus: Main Campus, Online

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Application Fee

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the next available start term. Please contact the admissions team with any questions.

Student Resources

Transformation Begins Here

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement program located on campus (202-994-9283).