Career Navigator Case Study

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A JVS Discovery planning meeting was held on 8/24/17 for Michael. Attending the meeting was: Michael, his dad Tom, this counselor, and the JVS Pathways team. The meeting was held to go over what was gathered during the Discovery process and to talk about him moving forward with an internship. During the meeting Rita the Career Navigator who spent all her time with Michael during the Discovery process went over everything that was collected such as: his interests, contributions/skills, ideal working conditions vs. preferences, tasks, and potential sites for an internship (full report in case file).

Michael had several interests that he talked about during the meeting. Some of these included: sports, building cars, riding his bike, reading
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Some that were identified through the Discovery process include: he's a hard worker, patient, has knowledge of basic car parts and tools, it able to preform most janitorial skills, is patient, is good a reading, is very detail oriented, and has a good sense of humor. The rest of the list is outlined in the report, which is in his case file.

As Michael is interested in an internship, his ideal working conditions vs. preferences were then discussed. When it comes to conditions Michael and his dad stated, the internship site should be no more then 20 to 30 minutes from their home, his parents will provide transportation, his tasks need to be routine, he needs to have the tasks modeled to him, he needs clear directions on what he needs to do, he must work indoors, he needs a mentor to report to, needs a check list, where he is not required to clean bathrooms, and where he avoids extreme hot and cold temperatures.

His preferences are: 1)he is available to work M-F 7am to 8pm and Saturday's and Sunday's 9am to 2pm, 2)that he not be scheduled from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday April-June and August-October as he participates in soccer, 3) that he not be scheduled to work on Thursday from 7pm to 9pm starting in January as he participates in basketball, and 4) where he can wear a non cut glove if he secures an internship in a

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