Presentation on theme: "California Department of Aging Participant Staff Training SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT PLAN (IEP)"— Presentation transcript:
California Department of Aging Participant Staff Training SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT PLAN (IEP)
IEP is the roadmap to success Use the SMART principle when writing IEPs Get the participants “buy-in” to their IEP Regulations Effect on projects OVERVIEW
Gives the participant a plan for using the program successfully Creates benchmarks and completion dates for the participant to achieve Builds self-confidence and esteem in the participant Provides the project with a guide for effectively assisting the participant THE IEP IS THE ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
THE IEP AS A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS The IEP should start with an achievable first step or goal that the participant can do.
THE IEP AS A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS An IEP will have several action steps identified: Basic Education Skills Training Supportive Services Job Search when Participant is ready
THE IEP AS A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS The IEP documents expectations, benchmarks, and timelines for the journey..Timelines allow the participant to know when an activity should be completed.
THE IEP AS A ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS IEP tracking allows the project staff to monitor and address barriers encountered by the participant.
S is for Specific M is for Measurable A is for Attainable R is for Relevant T is for Time Driven USE THE SMART PRINCIPLE WHEN WRITING THE IEP
Does your project’s IEPs contain all the elements presented in this training? REVIEW YOUR PROJECT’S IEP I E P
GET THE PARTICIPANT’S “BUY-IN” The IEP is a negotiated agreement Participants are expected to participate in the development their IEP Projects are encouraged to get the participant to “buy into it,” The case manager and the participant should sign the IEP
Updating the IEP as necessary to reflect information gathered during subsequent participant assessments. IEP DOL REGULATIONS
The IEP helps to increase the number of unsubsidized placements The IEP helps the project meet performance goals The IEP allows the program to serve more participants with limited funds IEPs Effect on the Project