Peer Delivery of Evidence-Based Supported Employment: Expanding the Vocational Workforce

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Apr 20th, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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This webinar will describe how vocational staff at a peer-run agency were trained to deliver supported employment services with high fidelity to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model. IPS services were supplemented with work-specific health promotion support delivered by peer employment specialists using a new manual called Physical Wellness for Work. With training and supervision, peer providers of IPS achieved good fidelity to the model. Recipients of IPS plus health promotion services achieved significantly higher rates of competitive employment and longer job tenure compared to those receiving peer-delivered generic supported employment. Combining IPS and employment-focused physical wellness support and mentoring services may address the specific needs of people with serious mental illness seeking to establish careers, making the peer specialist workforce a potentially valuable source of labor for delivery of IPS services.

Apr 20th, 2023
Free
Webinar
peer-led-interventions, supported-employment
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