Individual Placement and Support Model Employment Service
What is IPS?
Part of the Manchester Early Intervention Service, the team of employment specialists work closely with clinicians to support people to find paid work and stay in work by using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model, which relies upon the person deciding when they are ready to consider paid work. The model relies on close collaboration between the clinician and Employment Specialist to work together to support the person to attain their employment goal.
The IPS model is an evidenced based, NICE endorsed intervention and part of the NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. The team help anyone who expresses a desire to work, regardless of job readiness factors, substance abuse, symptoms, history, cognition impairment, treatment non-adherence and/or personal presentation.The team rapidly help the person to look for jobs soon after entering the program instead of requiring extensive pre-employment assessment and training.
IPS in practice: PTNE Nutrition
PTNE Nutrition, a health and fitness training organisation in Stockport, are soon to be working with one of our service users as their learner to educate him to health and fitness instructor (level 2) with the option of placement/further learning/apprenticeship opportunities. The team will monitor the clients progress throughout his learning experience providing support where neccesary.
Adam Simpson, IPS Employment Specialist said "I have been very impressed with PTNE nutrition and education and their attitude towards our services and their open approach to giving others opportunities such as this to develop both personally and professionally. I have every confidence this will be a success and look forward and hope to continue to work collaboratively in the future."