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Individual Placement and Support Employment Program


Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based approach to provide supported employment services. IPS is an individualized support program that utilizes a team approach working alongside mental health treatment, vocational rehabilitation and community based employers to assist people with finding competitive employment as a way to enhance recovery.

IPS focuses on individual work preferences, systematic job development and rapid job search. Benefits counseling is also offered through IPS for those who are interested in entering the workforce. Our Supported Employment Specialists work with both the employer and the employee to create positive working outcomes. IPS services include talking to employers on clients behalf, identifying items needed to allow individual to be successful, and collaborating with the treatment team as necessary to ensure all aspects of the clients wellbeing are being addressed.

We teach clients how to develop resumes, find and identify potential places of employment and potential job positions, and develop interviewing skills that assist with obtaining employment. IPS also includes follow along help for the individual after they secure competitive employment to assist with any issues that may arise in the employment relationship.

Social Worker with Dad

Locations and Hours of services:

Burrell Transitions

323 E. Grand St.
Springfield, MO
Monday-Friday, 8-5

Burrell Stephens Lake

1805 E. Walnut St.
Columbia, MO 65201
Monday-Friday, 8-5

Get Started

To be eligible for the program, clients must be an active community psychiatric rehabilitation client and meet the vocational rehabilitation criteria of “most significantly disabled”. To learn more please call:

Southwest Region - 417-761-5000
Central Region - 573-777-7500

24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988