SOAR Employment Conversation Guide

The SOAR Employment Conversation Guide is an excellent tool that can help caseworkers begin those tough, but important conversations about work.

Starting conversations about work can be intimidating. Knowing what questions to ask and how to respond in different situations are key skills for case workers.
 
The SOAR Employment Conversation Guide is an excellent tool that can help caseworkers begin those tough, but important conversations.
 
We have also provided you with an Employment Conversation Guide: Sample Responses that illustrates how a conversation about work could progress by providing potential responses from individuals to the questions asked, and suggestions for how you could respond in return. 
 
Purpose of the Guide:
  • To begin conversations about work with SSI/SSDI beneficiaries and those applying for benefits.
  • To ensure that the individual is receiving accurate information about employment and returning to work.
  • To engage with an individual and determine their work goals.
 
Post-Conversation Next Steps

 

Coming Soon.....A clip from our "Yes, You Can Work" Webinar that features an explanation of the guides by Len Statham, Director of Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency Initiatives at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS).