Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and IPS supported employment

What People are Saying
"There has never been a time when we need each other more. Vocational Rehabilitation's sole reason is to get people back to work. To be successful in this situation, we need Mental Health's expertise. People want to work and we can't do it by ourselves." — Barbara Hollis, Director of Program Development, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Below are some examples of how some state offices of vocational rehabilitation are working with IPS supported employment:
Connecticut
Illinois
Illinois Casework Procedures Manual
Minnesota
Vermont
Kentucky
VR Handout
Employment Works! Newsletter, Winter, 2010, The Vocational Rehabilitation Issue

Vocational Rehabilitation Poster

For Fidelity Reviews:
Sample Questions for VR counselors
Sample Questions for VR supervisors or administrators

NAMI Advovate Article: The Alliance between VR and IPS: The Best Plan for Job Seekers

Videos:
Partners
Employment Unit Meeting


Suggested Resources:
Posters 1 & 9
Brochures 3
DVD1: Employment unit meeting demonstrates role of VR counselors on the team
New DVD is coming in spring of 2012
(Resources available on Order Form)