Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) – *Southern Arizona(*Tucson & Surrounding Communities)
Serving Adult SMI Title & GMH/GMHSA Participants
In contrast to other approaches to vocational rehabilitation, Supported Employment de-emphasizes prevocational assessment and training and puts a premium on rapid job search and employment. The job search is conducted at a pace that is comfortable for consumers and is not slowed down by any programming prerequisites:
- Eligibility is based on consumer choice with “Zero Exclusion”.
- Services are integrated with comprehensive mental health treatment.
- Competitive employment is the goal.
- Personalized benefits counseling is important (Disability Benefits 101)
- Job Search starts soon after consumers express interest in working.
- Follow-along supports are continuous.
- Consumer’s preferences are important.
Services include but not limited to:
- Professional Resume/Cover Letter Instruction
- Latest Job Search Techniques
- Interview Skills Preparation
- Supported Employment
- Individualized assistance to overcome barriers to employment
Ongoing Support to Maintain Employment (Retention):
Retention includes support services that enable a person to complete job training or maintain employment. Services may include:
- Monitoring and supervision
- Assistance in performing job tasks
- Supportive counseling
Work Adjustment Training
Our Work Adjustment Training program offers work-related activities in a community based setting that teaches the meaning and value of the work environment. You will learn skills that help you develop new work behaviors, attitudes and move you closer to your employment goals. All services are one-on-one and take place at employer sites throughout the Valley.
Extended Supported Employment:
Supports and Job Coaching and/or supervision are provided as long as needed as a tool to encourage retention towards the goal of long-term sustainable employment.
Assistance with exploring those industries and occupations which the client expresses interest. Introduction to the environment of work and what to expect, including the rewards and demands of competitive employment.
DB101 Benefits & Work Incentives:
Entering and/or re-entering the workforce does NOT mean losing your benefits. There are many factors depending on the program, earnings and other variables that actually enable you to work.
Numerous people have made the transition from being dependent on government benefits to improving their quality of life financially, socially and increased stability by going to work.