Consumer Employment And Vocational Rehabilitation
Consumer Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation with Ben Gordon Center
Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is offered to individuals with a mental health diagnosis who have expressed a desire to obtain employment. Individuals receiving these services do not need to be a current client at Ben Gordon Center; this service is available to any individual with a mental illness who expresses an interest in finding employment.
Employment services include:
- Job coaching
- Mock interviews
- Resume writing
- Job searching
- On the job supports
- Benefits planning and other skill-based supports needed to help an individual obtain and maintain competitive employment.
The program works with local businesses to assist individuals in obtaining competitive employment.
Upon initiating services, a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan are completed. Individuals will be provided the opportunity to participate in an evidence-based treatment modality provided by qualified staff.
An individual who successfully obtained employment through the IPS program and has been employed for over a year, said:
“I found a job that was part time and within three months I moved to full time. I have been given some great tools to work with and some really great advice. I hope that others find the help and support that I have through this program. It is a great program and I would recommend anyone to it.”
* Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services.