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.
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 with hands-on experience through a required 600-hour internship.
GW’s Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement consists of 12-credit hours and can be completed in 1 year.
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.
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.
GW offers a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling program (campus or online), 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.