Explore how employment specialists can use Individual Placement and Support to help those with complex health issues into work.
Studies have shown that although 90% of people with severe mental illness want to work, only 8% are actually working. Employment specialists who deliver Individual Placement and Support (IPS) work to change this.
On this course, you will learn how IPS is an effective way of supporting those with mental health and other health problems into paid employment and why it’s important. You will explore the role of the employment specialist, and learn the main IPS principles and best practices to help your clients reach their full potential, and feel supported throughout their employment journey.
This course is designed for both new and experienced employment specialists who wish to support their clients to reach their potential by implementing best practice IPS.
The course is also relevant for clinical teams working with individuals with health conditions, and anyone considering a career supporting people with ill health back into work.