IPS Supported Program Information:
Call: 541-440-3532 Toll Free: 800-866-9780
IPS (Individual Placement & Support) Supported Employment is an Evidenced-Based, Best Practice integrated service and support provided to members based on medical appropriateness, OHP status, and member choice.
IPS Supported Employment Services and supports are based on 8 principles:
IPS Supported Employment clinical team:
IPS Supported Employment clinical team consists of Employment Specialists, the Lead Employment Specialist, and the Supervisor—these team members work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team model to provide services and supports as defined in the Oregon Administrative Rule and in-line with fidelity to the IPS Supported Employment model in their efforts to support recovery through work and achieve the following:
Community education and support that helps the system of care adopt a “culture of work.” Members obtain and retain work in areas of expressed interest that improve their quality of life. Independence and integration within the community. Increased stability and wellness while decreasing risk of harm to self or others. Improved, more positive outcomes for members with serious mental illness receiving treatment services. Some of the services and supports provided by the IPS Supported Employment include:
Services provided by IPS Supported Employment Program:
IPS Supported Employment Program Expected Outcomes:
The expected outcome for implementing IPS Supported Employment is that 45 to 50 percent of members with serious mental illness working with an employment specialist will obtain and retain competitive work in their expressed field of interest. Members should also demonstrate reduced acuity in regards to assessed level of care need which will be supported by a reduction of service utilization including crisis services and hospitalizations. In addition, members should demonstrate increased independence and community integration as a result of meeting basic needs, being able to manage symptoms, and improved daily functioning.
Program Eligibility Information:
Eligibility is based on specific criterion: Members must be 16 years of age or older, be open with Mental Health Division of Douglas County Health and Social Services; have OHP as this is an OHP covered service, choose to participate (this service is voluntary), and this service must be medically appropriate as assessed by the Primary Clinician (e.g., mental illness is creating barriers to employment).
Program Referral Process:
If the member is eligible for IPS Supported Employment services, the Primary Clinician will make a referral to the Lead Employment Specialist who will then assign the member’s case to one of the employment specialists and add the Employment Specialist to the treatment team in the Electronic Medical Record. The assigned Employment Specialist will contact the member to schedule an appointment. The assigned Employment Specialist will provide an update to the Primary Clinician and begin working with the member and the member’s treatment team.
Program Number: 541-440-3532