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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment. Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths.

IPS is based on the following 8 principles:

Focus on Competitive Employment: Agencies providing IPS services are committed to competitive employment as an attainable goal for people with behavioral health conditions seeking employment. Mainstream education and specialized training may enhance career paths.

Eligibility Based on Client Choice: People are not excluded on the basis of readiness, diagnoses, symptoms, substance use history, psychiatric hospitalizations, homelessness, level of disability, or legal system involvement.

Integration of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Services: IPS programs are closely integrated with mental health treatment teams.

Attention to Worker Preferences: Services are based on each person’s preferences and choices, rather than providers’ judgments.

Personalized Benefits Counseling: Employment specialists help people obtain personalized, understandable, and accurate information about their Social Security, Medicaid, and other government entitlements.

Rapid Job Search: IPS programs use a rapid job search approach to help job seekers obtain jobs directly, rather than providing lengthy pre-employment assessment, training, and counseling. If further education is part of their plan, IPS specialists assist in these activities as needed.

Systematic Job Development: Employment specialists systematically visit employers, who are selected based on job seeker preferences, to learn about their business needs and hiring preferences.

Time-Unlimited and Individualized Support: Job supports are individualized and continue for as long as each worker wants and needs the support.

Services Per Location

Some of our services are not available in all of our facilities. The list below assists in determining which of our centers offers a certain service or function. For more information, please contact the facility closest to your residence.

  • ACTT +

    Alleghany Center
    Ashe Center
    Avery Center
    Davie Center
    Forsyth NW
    Rockingham County
    Watauga Center
    Wilkes Center
  • Day Treatment +

    Avery Center
    Davidson Center
    Watuaga Center
    Wilkes Center
  • DWI/DWLR Services +

    Allgehany Center
    Archdale Center
    Ashe Center
    Asheboro Center
    Avery Center
    Cabarrus Center
    Davidson Center
    Rowan Center
    Stanly Center
    Union Center
    Wilkes Center
    Watauga Center
  • Facility Based Crisis +

    FBD Davidson
    FBC Cabarrus
    FBC Iredell
    FBC Union
  • Intensive In-Home +

    Alleghany Center
    Anson Center
    Archdale Center
    Ashe Center
    Asheboro Center
    Avery Center
    Cabarrus Center
    Davie Center
    Forsyth NW
    Hoke Center
    Montgomery Center
    Moore Center
    Richmond Center
    Stokes Center
    Surry Center
    Union Center
    Watauga Center
  • IPS Support Employment +

    Alleghany Center
    Ashe Center
    Avery Center
    Watauga Center
    Wilkes Center
  • Medication Management +

    This service is offered at all of our facilities except Guilford Residential

  • Mobile Crisis Management +

    Alleghany Center
    Avery Center
    Cabarrus Center
    Davidson Cener
    Forsyth Center
    Iredell Center
    Rockingham County
    Rowan Center
    Stanly Center
    Surry Center
    Union Center
    Vance Center
    Watauga Center
  • Mobile Medication Program +

    Vance Center
  • Outpatient Substance Abuse +

    This service is offered at all of our facilities except Guilford Residential

  • Outpatient Mental Health +

    This service is offered at all of our facilities except Guilford Residential

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation +

    Alleghany Center
    Ashe Center
    Forsyth NW Center
    Rockingham County
    Wilkes Center
  • Residential Subtance Abuse +

    Guilford Residential Center
  • School-Based Therapy +

    Ashe Center
    Avery Center
    Watauga Center
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient +

    Alleghany Center
    Avery Center
    Cabarrus Center
    Forsyth Center
    Davidson Center
    Iredell Center
    Rowan Center
    Stanly Center
    Surry Center
    Union Center
    Wilkes Center
    Watauga Center
    Yadkin Center
  • Walk-In Crisis +

    This service is offered at all of our facilities except Guilford Residential

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