Supported Employment (SE) & Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
SE/IPS helps people with disabilities acquire part-time or full-time jobs within their community. It emphasizes that work is not the result of treatment and recovery but integral to both.
SE/IPS is very different from traditional vocational rehabilitation. It emphasizes client choice as well as time-unlimited and individualized follow-along services, among other components that are described below.
Supported Employment increases:
• Employment in competitive jobs • Number of hours worked • Amount of income earned
Supported Employment decreases:
• Unemployment • Dependence upon public systems of care • Symptoms of mental illness • Hospitalizations • Stigma in the community about mental illness
Community Employment Services
Community Employment assists individuals in obtaining successful community employment opportunities that are responsive to their choices and preferences using a strengths based approach promoting choice and community integration.