Friday, December 2, 2016

 

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A D.I.C.E. ASSESSMENT

 
Welcome to D.I.C.E. (Disability Impact on Career/Employment).  The purpose of a D.I.C.E. assessment is to identify, through a process of reflection and self discovery:
 
how the disability does or does not influence your career options
how the disability does or does not affect your work performance
what workplace accommodations may be helpful to perform your job effectively
 
Unlike a clinical evaluation, equal attention is given to your strengths and abilities, and you are the expert on how your condition does or does not affect you.
 
The assessment is broken down into the following five components:
 
Disability Profile
This section explores:
what the disability is and how it affects you
how you cope with the disability

Strengths Profile
This section explores your:
♦ aptitudes
♦ skills
♦ qualities
♦ education and training
 
Careers Accentuating Disability
This section explores:
♦ paid and unpaid jobs you have held in the past
♦ difficulties you experienced when performing certain tasks
♦ reasons for previous job loss that were not related to disability
♦ types of jobs that would bring out the worst of your disability
 
Careers Emphasizing Strengths
This section explores:
♦ tasks you performed that brought out your strengths and skills
♦ the skills you enjoyed using on the job
♦ the skills you disliked using on the job
♦ all the careers you were ever, and are currently, attracted to
♦ what attracts you to these careers
♦ types of jobs that match your abilities, interests and limitations
 
Workplace Adaptations
This section explores:
♦ whether or not you need accommodations
♦ if so, what accommodations would meet your needs
 

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR D.I.C.E. ASSESSMENT

The accuracy of a D.I.C.E. assessment will depend on the following factors:
 
Honesty
Be honest with yourself.  This is not a job interview - you are not trying to sell yourself to an employer
Self Awareness
Being aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours will help you identify your needs, make decisions and solve problems.
Effort
Self reflection requires mental and emotional energy.  The more effort you put into the D.I.C.E. assessment, the more reliable and meaningful the results will be.
Attitude
A sense of hope and a belief in the potential for change will create a balanced D.I.C.E. assessment free from the distortion seen through the lens of negativity.
 

OTHER MILESTONES ON THE ROAD TO WORKPLACE SUCCESS

In addition to understanding how disability affects your career choice and work performance, you need to have the following conditions in place to increase your chances of being successfully employed:
 
A career or employment goal: what do you want to be?
Educational requirements: do you have what it takes to do this job?
Job Search Skills: do you know how to look for work in your field?
Job Maintenance: once hired, do you know how to keep a job?
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A D.I.C.E. ASSESSMENT

 
Welcome to D.I.C.E. (Disability Impact on Career/Employment).  The purpose of a D.I.C.E. assessment is to identify, through a process of reflection and self discovery:
 
how the disability does or does not influence your career options
how the disability does or does not affect your work performance
what workplace accommodations may be helpful to perform your job effectively
 
Unlike a clinical evaluation, equal attention is given to your strengths and abilities, and you are the expert on how your condition does or does not affect you.
 
The assessment is broken down into the following five components:
 
Disability Profile
This section explores:
what the disability is and how it affects you
how you cope with the disability

Strengths Profile
This section explores your:
♦ aptitudes
♦ skills
♦ qualities
♦ education and training
 
Careers Accentuating Disability
This section explores:
♦ paid and unpaid jobs you have held in the past
♦ difficulties you experienced when performing certain tasks
♦ reasons for previous job loss that were not related to disability
♦ types of jobs that would bring out the worst of your disability
 
Careers Emphasizing Strengths
This section explores:
♦ tasks you performed that brought out your strengths and skills
♦ the skills you enjoyed using on the job
♦ the skills you disliked using on the job
♦ all the careers you were ever, and are currently, attracted to
♦ what attracts you to these careers
♦ types of jobs that match your abilities, interests and limitations
 
Workplace Adaptations
This section explores:
♦ whether or not you need accommodations
♦ if so, what accommodations would meet your needs
 

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR D.I.C.E. ASSESSMENT

The accuracy of a D.I.C.E. assessment will depend on the following factors:
 
Honesty
Be honest with yourself.  This is not a job interview - you are not trying to sell yourself to an employer
Self Awareness
Being aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours will help you identify your needs, make decisions and solve problems.
Effort
Self reflection requires mental and emotional energy.  The more effort you put into the D.I.C.E. assessment, the more reliable and meaningful the results will be.
Attitude
A sense of hope and a belief in the potential for change will create a balanced D.I.C.E. assessment free from the distortion seen through the lens of negativity.
 

OTHER MILESTONES ON THE ROAD TO WORKPLACE SUCCESS

In addition to understanding how disability affects your career choice and work performance, you need to have the following conditions in place to increase your chances of being successfully employed:
 
A career or employment goal: what do you want to be?
Educational requirements: do you have what it takes to do this job?
Job Search Skills: do you know how to look for work in your field?
Job Maintenance: once hired, do you know how to keep a job?
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
DISCLAIMER


A D.I.C.E. assessment is one of several steps involved in finding and keeping a job. These include a realistic employment goal, adequate skills and qualifications, strategic job search and the work habits and skills needed to keep a job. As a result, D.I.C.E. Assessment & Employment Counselling Services cannot guarantee job placement and maintenance based solely on the results of an assessment.

DISCLAIMER


A D.I.C.E. assessment is one of several steps involved in finding and keeping a job. These include a realistic employment goal, adequate skills and qualifications, strategic job search and the work habits and skills needed to keep a job. As a result, D.I.C.E. Assessment & Employment Counselling Services cannot guarantee job placement and maintenance based solely on the results of an assessment.

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