Technical Specifications: Individual Placement and Support (IPS)


~~IPS is an evidence-based model of Supported Employment for competitive employment for those consumers who may need long term support to maintain a job who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse. The services provided are intended to assist a consumer in; planning, job development, job placement, providing support on the job, a transition to long term support and successful employment. 
IPS Supported Employment services are provided in a working alliance with the mental health treatment team, which includes DVR. Communication is the key to success between these partners. Attendance at meetings and continued use of published information about implementation of the IPS model, issued agency guidance, fidelity reviews and recommendations, policies and regulations is encouraged to build collaboration. These technical specifications were designed to provide opportunity for input of all partners and ongoing support for the consumer throughout the process. 
DVR can provide up to 24 months of support in employment for adults age 25 and older and for 48 months for youth aged 24 -14. IPS services are intended to use principles of rapid engagement, provide a good job match and reduce the need for support while maximizing consumer independence and choices of support. 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Health Services
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