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  • Job Accommodations
    Modification or adjustments specific to the work environment, or to the manner of circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that job.
  • Job Analysis
    Job analysis is the systematic gathering, documenting, and analyzing of information about employees acting to perform the tasks incumbent to their jobs within any kind of a work setting. Analysis deals with job content, job requirements as well as the context of the entire work organization. Among the purposes for which job analysis information is used are job descriptions, job evaluation and classification, performance appraisal, training design, work design and selection/promotion systems.
  • Job Carving
    Creation of a job description based on tasks derived from a single traditional job in an employment setting. The carved job description contains one or more, but not all, of the tasks from the original job description.
  • Job Coach
    A person hired by the placement agency or provided through the employer to furnish specialized on-site training to assist and employee with a disability in learning and performing a job and adjusting to the work environment.
  • Job Corps
    Job Corps serves 16-21 year olds who are low-income and who have other barriers to employment, mainly in a residential setting.
  • Job Shadowing
    Job shadowing is designed to give youth a closer, more in-depth look at the world of work. During a job shadow experience, a young person accompanies an employee as his/her work is performed in order to learn about a specific occupation or industry. Specific days for job shadowing have been created (i.e. Groundhog Job Shadowing Day and Disability Mentoring Month in October).
  • Job Task Inventory (CODAP and the Extended Search)
    CODAP is a computer analyzed job task inventory approach. Its most frequent use is to plan and/or adjust training programs so they more accurately reflect the actual practice of work.

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