IPS Supported Employment


~~“Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment is an evidence-based practice that helps people with severe and persistent mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders identify, acquire and maintain integrated competitive employment in their communities. IPS is assertive about helping people find the work they want as soon as they express a desire to become employed. IPS increases employment in integrated competitive jobs, the number of hours worked, and the amount of income earned in competitive jobs. There are eight core principles that make the IPS model different from traditional vocational programs:
1. Zero Exclusion
2. Integrated Employment & Treatment
3. Competitive Jobs
4. Rapid Job-Search
5. Systematic Job Development
6. Time-Unlimited Support
7. Consumer Preferences
8. Benefits Planning “

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Mental Health
Date Enacted: