Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Individual and Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment is an            evidence-based practice of supported employment that helps individuals living with severe mental illnesses to be employed at regular jobs of their choosing. 

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment includes the following characteristics:

  • It is an evidence-based practice
  • IPS supported employment practitioners focus on strengths
  • Work can promote recovery and wellness 
  • Practitioners work in collaboration with state vocational rehabilitation
  • It utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach
  • Services are individualized and long-lasting
  • The IPS approach changes the way mental health services are delivered.
           
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