Transitional Employment (TE)
Transitional Employment is a highly structured program for members returning to work in local business and industry. Transitional Employment placements are at the employer’s place of business, are part-time (15-20 hours per week), and include a lot of on-the-job and off-site support from Clubhouse staff and other members. These placements generally last from six to nine months. Members can then try another placement or move on to Supported or Independent employment. Transitional Employment is specifically designed as a vocational rehabilitation program where a member can gain or re-gain the skills and confidence necessary to have a job while he or she is employed in a “real world” position. The only requirement for the member to participate in Transitional Employment is the expressed desire to work.
Supported Employment (SE) – Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
IPS is the Evidence Based Practice of Supported Employment that helps people find and keep competitive jobs, while at the same time providing employers with access to employees that meet their needs. Services are based on job seeker’s interests, and do not exclude people based on diagnosis, symptoms, or history. Supports are available as long as a person needs or wants them. Work is a proven part of recovery for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Support is provided in time unlimited, part-time or full-time work. Positions are competitive within the work force of the member’s choice. Supports include job development and placement, advocacy, job coaching, disability education to for the employer (including employment incentives), vocational counseling, accommodations planning, and post-employment support. Job searches being at any point the individual expresses interest in gaining employment. Referral to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for individuals in need of intensive support is offered.
Independent Employment (IE)
Independent Employment is a program of the Clubhouse through which members, when ready, are broadly helped by the Clubhouse to seek and obtain a job of their own. The Clubhouse then provides ongoing support and encouragement for the members as long as they are employed and want assistance. There is no on-site support at the place of business for members in Independent Employment; all support takes place at the Clubhouse, or in the community.