Mental Health Supported Employment Services


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

~~“DMHAS continues to work closely with Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Center at Rockville Institute to implement the SAMHSA-endorsed Evidence-based Supported Employment Practice (EBP) for persons with serious and persistent psychiatric disorders.  This includes embedding employment staff in clinical treatment teams to promote integration, where employment becomes “everyone’s business.”  Employment staff is responsible for helping people choose, find and keep “integrated competitive employment,” that is, jobs that are open for all to apply and pay competitive wages.  The EBP approach features non-exclusion from employment services based on diagnosis or symptomology, rapid job search for positions that match individual interests, strong relationship building with area employers, and customized follow-along supports on- and off-the-job for as long as needed (see link to IPS Works)”

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Mental Health
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