Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Wisconsin Community Mental Health Services and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Process


State Policies & Initiatives: 

The IPS project emphasizes best practice implementation strategies in collaboration and modifying existing practices and organizational barriers. There is long term technical assistance for statewide implementation. Outcomes are tracked closely. On the local level the work is done in a team with all members contributing expertise towards employment and other goals. DVR would be expected to be a member of that team and provide expertise and case service based funding for related vocational services. The day to day work is done by an Employment Specialist with a small caseload (20) of participants. Strict guidelines and fidelity scales are used to insure that evidence based best practice is used and not services based on anecdotal, casual or existing practice. This document is intended to provide an outline of process elements needed for Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in Mental Health for WI DVR Counselors and others

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships