Individual Placement And Support

IPS operates a person-centered approach by solely focusing on helping clients to focus on their job or career preference, strengths, and work experiences, not on a pool of jobs that are readily available. Studies have shown that this person-centered approach works when based on the individuals’ interests.

IPS specialists build relationships with employers to learn about the employers’ needs to identify qualified job candidates. IPS employment specialists provide support for as long as needed and desired, without arbitrary time limits. Job supports are individualized based on the needs of the person and what will promote a positive work experience. IPS employment specialists help people with job changes and career advancement, including additional schooling and training.


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The project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.