Employment Services is a specialized program for clients of Stepping Stone and is designed to assist individuals who have experienced barriers to employment due to mental illness gain and maintain employment in the community.

The Employment Service program includes the following components:

  • Intake
    • Individualized
    • Informal process with an emphasis on relationship building
  • Goal Setting and Action Plan
    • Competitive employment as the goal
    • Desired work can be full-time or part-time
    • Process includes consideration of individual preferences and skills, prior work experience and desired work environment
  • Job Marketing
    • The search for competitive employment starts rapidly after individuals have defined their employment goals
    • Assistance with resume writing and interview preparation
    • Employment Specialist will assist with contacting employers either directly or in a supportive role
  • On-going Support
    • On-going supports are provided to individuals and may include interview support and on the job support
    • On-going supports are provided to employers
  • On-going Job Maintenance
    • For those already employed, individualized support and assistance can be provided on an as needed basis