Jocelyn joined the College Internship Program as the Career Coordinator in the summer of 2016. She has experience as an Employment Services Coordinator, where she coordinated Individual Supported Employment and led a strong team, providing all aspects of assessment, employment preparation, job development, job coaching and placement services. She understands and believes in the critical role that employment services play in an individual’s sense of worth.
Jocelyn supported the UCLA Extension Pathway Program in Los Angeles, providing and instructing a three-part Career Development course for developmentally disabled students. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis in Research Methods, from California State University Long Beach (CSULB). She has furthered her education at CSULB through the Master of Science/Graduate Studies program in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis in Public Administration.
Jocelyn is no stranger to career development. She has spent 14 years as an educator of various topics including: interpersonal communication, vocational training, job development, job coaching, community integration, professional boundaries, independent living skills, health, and nutrition. All of which has taught her the importance of creating individualized instruction, training, and intervention to help individuals improve work skills and develop positive work behaviors. Jocelyn has more than 14 years of working with culturally, socially, and economically diverse populations. Prior to her work as an Employment Services Coordinator, Jocelyn spent over 2 years as a Direct Support Professional where she counseled individuals on issues related to competitive employment. She was responsible for monitoring student progress on the job and submitting progress reports to track growth.
In her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé, weight training, listening to music, going to the beach and practicing yoga.
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