An evidence-based, international, supported employment
approach for people with serious mental illness.
Trainer/Curriculum Developer: Deirdre Sage, MSW
IPS focuses on your strengths and preferences — you are the expert in your employment journey.
Work is Recovery
Employment can result in less use of mental health services, fewer hospitalizations, and improved control of symptoms.
Eight Practice Principles
Eight principlesset IPS apart from other supported employment approaches and create a person-centered option for job seekers like you.
A 25-item fidelity scale assures service providers adhere to the IPS program model and helps identify opportunities to improve quality.
A Evidence-Based Employment Approach
Evidence from 24 states and 6 countries continues to point to IPS as a highly effective employment strategy for people with serious mental illness and a promising practice for expansion to other populations. (IPS Employment Center, 2018)
Meeting the Demand
65% of people with serious mental illness want to work and only 15% have access.
Higher Rates of Employment
56% rate of competitive employment compared to 23% in control groups across 27 studies
IPS is employing people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and recipients of public assistance.
Number of mental health centers in Colorado offering IPS to job seekers: 12
Number of COEF-trained IPS employment specialists in Colorado: 50