Individualized Placement & Support - Supportive Employment

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Project Description: 

Individual Placement and Support - Supportive Employment (IPS - SE) is an evidence- based practice of supported employment for individuals with severe mental illness. It is based on eight principles, including zero exclusion, rapid job search, and time-unlimited follow along support. The WRRWC began providing IPS services in November 2011 with four counties in the initial roll-out; three of these counties continue provide IPS services, participate in the statewide learning collaborative, and work with state-level partners to conduct a fidelity review at least once a year. Fidelity if determined by adherence to twenty-five items within three categories: staffing, organization, and services.

Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI) has provided IPS fidelity technical assistance since 2011 to counties within the WRRWC. The focus of SVRI involvement in 2014 is providing assistance with the expansion of IPS to additional counties.

Counties Involved: 

  • Initial counties started in 2011: Barron, Chippewa, and Dunn
  • Counties added in 2014: Pierce and Washburn
  • Counties planning to provide services later in 2014: Polk, Pepin/Buffalo, St. Croix, and Rusk