Individuals in the Adult Community Support program who are interested in finding competitive employment can participate in the Employment Services program. Following an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, CMHS has established relationships with area employers to help them support employees with behavioral health condition. Consumers identify the type of employment they are interested in, and we then work directly with them to help them find and maintain a job. When an individual can choose the type and place of employment that they want, there is a positive impact on their physical and mental health.
Because worry about benefits loss sometimes keeps people from seeking employment, CMHS offers benefits management counseling to help consumers understand and consider these factors and how income may affect their benefits (EBT, Medicaid, Social Security/Social Security Disability).