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Customized Employment Strategies
Customized employment means individualizing the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on an individualized determination of the strengths, needs, and interests of the person with a disability, and is also designed to meet the specific needs of the employer.
It may include employment developed through job carving, self-employment, or entrepreneurial initiatives, or other job development or restructuring strategies that result in job responsibilities being customized and individually negotiated to fit the needs of individuals with a disability. Customized employment assumes the provision of reasonable accommodations and supports necessary for the individual to perform the functions of a job that is individually negotiated and developed. - Federal Register, June 26, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 123 pp 43154-43149
The Contradictions of Leadership: Making Customized Employment Work -By Cary Griffin & Dave Hammis, Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Business ownership, and other Customized Employment options, do not happen by accident. Creating inventive career opportunities with consistency and quality requires leaders and management systems dedicated to redirecting funds, rethinking policy, changing practices, truly engaging consumers and families, forging partnerships with the public and private sectors, and investing in staff competency and retention far beyond traditional community rehabilitation practice. In this paper, Griffin and Hammis offer Ten Contradictions as a starting point in re-thinking our roles as leaders; leaders at all levels of an organization, and in various circumstances including at work, in our families, our communities, and in the world at large. Word | Text