Supporting People with Health Conditions Into Work: Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
Discover the key IPS principles and best practices for employment specialists
Studies have shown that although 90% of people with severe mental illness want to work, only 8% are actually working. Employment specialists who deliver Individual Placement and Support (IPS) work to change this.
On this course, you will learn how IPS is an effective way of supporting those with mental health and other health problems into paid employment and why it’s important. You will explore the role of the employment specialist, and learn the main IPS principles and best practices to help your clients reach their full potential, and feel supported throughout their employment journey.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore why employment is so important to mental health
- Explore how Individual Placement and Support (IPS) helps clients back to work
- Identify what the role of Employment Specialist involves
- Discuss how Employment Specialists can deliver IPS most effectively, to help clients reach their potential
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for both new and experienced employment specialists who wish to support their clients to reach their potential by implementing best practice IPS.
The course is also relevant for clinical teams working with individuals with health conditions, and anyone considering a career supporting people with ill health back into work.
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