Job supports vary based upon each worker’s preferences and needs. Generally, employment specialists are encouraged [...]
How can we match client preferences with employers in small, rural settings with fewer employers and resources?
We encourage employment specialists to visit and build relationships with as many employers in their [...]
With stigma being a concern, should we openly state we work for a mental health agency or should we be more general and say we work for a career center or nonprofit instead?
We believe it is best to be honest with employers from the start. As you [...]
Wouldn’t it be better to have someone on the team who does job placement, rather than to ask each employment specialist to do job development?
In IPS programs, each employment specialist provides the full-range of employment services to the people [...]
Employment specialists learn about each employer’s needs before introducing a job seeker, and this helps [...]
How do we work with an individual who repeatedly does not show up or will not engage with us? How much time should we spend trying to reach out to him?
Rather than focusing on the length of time spent on providing outreach, focus on learning [...]
How can we diversify the types of employers clients want to work for, especially in a rural community?
The first step is to support and assist individuals with identifying specific work preferences. Use [...]