Work & Benefits Navigator Training - Augusta
This training is for anyone who supports people with disabilities who:
- wants to learn more about Social Security disability benefits and how working impacts benefits;
- wants information, skills and resources to challenge myths and misinformation about work and benefits; and
- does not provide employment services as their primary role (stay tuned: we will be offering two sessions in April 2018 for Employment Specialists)
Cost: $25 per person. No cost for DHHS employees.
For more information and to register: https://www.mh-edu.org/WBNav17-18
Space is limited. We encourage agencies to identify a staff member who can bring this valuable information back and share it with their colleagues as well as implement their learning with individuals they serve.
Presenters: Training will be provided by Community Work Incentives Coordinators (CWICs) from Maine Medical Center’s Department of Vocational Services. They have many years of experience in assisting people with navigating Social Security’s return-to-work rules, and encouraging them - and those who play a supporting role in their lives - to think about earnings and work in a new way. Funding to develop and deliver this training was provided and coordinated through SAMHS and OADS in collaboration with DOL-BRS leadership.