Distance Credentialed Facilitator
Individuals who obtain the Distance Credentialed Facilitator (DCF) credential can effectively assist clients in the area of career development and planning. They may also facilitate the fostering and maintenance of interpersonal relationships, but essentially in the context of helping clients to plan for and maintain successful functioning within the world of work. Distance Credentialed Facilitators can offer their services via appropriate technology-assisted methods (telephone, e-mail, etc.). They will seek supervision/consultation, as required by the ethical standards that apply to DCFs and those standards that govern their professional scope of practice.
The DCF credential sets the standard in the evolving practice of distance facilitation, designating individuals who have completed the ReadyMinds DCF Training Program and met the requirements set forth by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE). Distance facilitation practice is recognized as a valid and valuable approach to helping clients and staff.
Distance Credentialed Facilitators may serve as any of the following:
- Career center staff
- Career coaches
- Career development case managers
- Career group facilitators
- Employment/placement specialists
- Human resource personnel
- Intake interviewers
- Job search trainers
- Life coaches
- Social services personnel
- Occupational and labor market information resource persons
- Workforce development personnel and others