Delivering Employment Support to Clients with Mental Illness in Community Settings for Non-Mental Health Staff
This course is designed to give participants a basic understanding of the origins of IPS, the underpinning skills and knowledge to apply the skills in day-to-day practice. IPS is an evidence-based practice method that was originally developed for use with clients with severe mental illness with a focus on rapid employer engagement
Our new Individual Place and Support (IPS) for non-mental health staff bridges the gap between clients with severe mental illness in clinical settings and those clients who do not have a severe mental illness or access clinical programs. The course provides guidance and importantly addresses the elephant in the IPS room – the absence of vocational methodology for non-mental health staff.
Based on our work with this client cohort in the field and the evidence for practice with clients with mental illness, the course covers:
The Eight Core Principles of IPS
Basic Counselling Skills
Principles of Advanced Counselling Skills
Recovery Coaching Principles
The Use of the CDERP developed Individual Discovery Record – Mental Health to guide employment practice
IPS principles in Practice
Post Placement Support Planning
These skills and knowledge will be invaluable for employment staff working across the broad spectrum of clients that utilise employment support. It will also facilitate a closer working alliance with mental health specialists where that opportunity exists, particularly in these challenging times.
The course is self-paced and you will be supported with video and reflective exercises to help you understand your role in supporting a person with mental illness on their journey to employment in community settings.