Substance Abuse & Mental Health - DSAMH
Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Supported Employment

Supported Employment
Supported Employment

Work Is Recovery!

Supported Employment (SE) is a well-defined approach to helping people with disabilities participate in the competitive labor market, helping them find meaningful jobs and providing ongoing support from a team of professionals.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidenced-based approach to supported employment for people living with mental illness.

Mission Statement

The DSAMH Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) mission is—to promote hope, health and healing from mental health and co-occurring disorders through meaningful, competitive and integrated employment utilizing SE/IPS practices.

Vision Statement

The DSAMH SE/IPS vision is—every person with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who desires employment will have access to SE/IPS services resulting in individualized career opportunities.

IPS Core Principles

  • Focus on Competitive Employment

  • Eligibility Based on Client Choice

  • Integration of Rehabilitation/Mental Health Services

  • Attention to Worker Preferences

  • Personalized Benefits Counseling

  • Rapid Job Search

  • Systematic Job Development

  • Time-Unlimited/Individualized Support


Job Seekers

Click here for Job Seeker resources


Click here for Employer resources

2016 IPS/CABHI Summit Presentations

Click here to access the 2016 IPS/CABHI Summit presentations.

Contact Information

To learn more about Supported Employment services, please click on one of the links below.