INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT (IPS)

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidenced-based model of supported employment to assist people with serious mental illness find and maintain employment.

COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT

Jobs anyone can apply for, pay at least minimum wage/same pay as coworkers with similar duties, and have no artificial time limits imposed by the social

service agency.

SYSTEMATIC JOB DEVELOPMENT

Employment specialists systematically visit employers, who are selected based on the job seeker’s preferences, to learn about their business needs and hiring preferences.

RAPID JOB SEARCH

IPS programs use a rapid job search approach to help job seekers obtain jobs rather than assessments, training, & counseling. The first face to face contact with the employer occurs within 30 days.

INTEGRATED SERVICES

IPS programs are integrated with mental health treatment teams. Employment specialists attach to 1 or 2 mental health
treatment teams, which discuss their caseload.

BENEFITS PLANNING

Employment specialists help people obtain personalized, understandable, and accurate information about their Social Security, Medicaid, and other government entitlements.

ZERO EXCLUSION

People are not excluded on the basis of readiness, diagnoses, symptoms, substance use history, psychiatric hospitalizations, homelessness, level of disability, or legal

system involvement.

TIME-UNLIMITED SUPPORTS

Job supports are individualized and continue for as long as each worker wants and needs the support. Employment Specialist have face to face contact at

least monthly.

WORKER PREFERENCES

IPS program services are based on each job seeker’s preferences and choices rather than the employment specialist’s and supervisor’s judgments

Creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community.

MRCI

1750 Energy Drive

Mankato, MN 56001

PHONE   507.386.5600

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This information is available in other forms to individuals with disabilities or other languages by calling us locally at 507-386-5600 or toll free at 800-829-7110, TTY users can also call us through Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529

MRCI is a Affirmative Action  Equal Opportunity Employer