Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement

Overview

Help Those in Need Gain and Maintain Employment

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.

Curriculum

Job Development Job Placement Certificate Courses

GW’s Graduate Certificate in Job Development Job Placement 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
Professor
(202) 994-7126
Associate Professor
(202) 994-9428
Career Outlook

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 (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.