Transitional employment for people with mental illness A giant leap toward the free labor market
Transitional employment for people with mental illness is a significant step forward in your professional training and in demonstrating your skills and abilities. Our range of options to promote your employment horizon also grows as part of our exclusive employment initiatives that expand the range of transitional employment solutions for people with psychiatric disability. But first, a brief explanation that will better clarify what transitional employment is:
Transitional employment is an employment framework that enables a transition from the basic stage (sheltered employment) at a sheltered workshop to employment in the free market. In practice, this framework is to practice and gain experience in the free market in two configurations:
Individual transitional employment
A short-term service lasting up to one year, that focuses on integrating in employment in the free market, individually. There is intensive guidance of the employment coordinator for getting hired and optimal integration in the job. During the employment period there are exit points for integrating in supported employment.
A short-term service lasting up to one year, that focuses on integrating in employment in the free market, as a group, in a safe and supportive environment that includes the intensive guidance of a guide at the workplace during all work hours, as well as the professional guidance of the occupational coordinator and the guidance of a professional throughout the entire rehabilitation process on the path to independence.
As part of the rights of people with mental illness, individuals integrated in transitional employment are eligible for a rehabilitation basket of services when employed as part of sheltered employment (such as a sheltered workshop or job club), or not integrated in any framework and are eligible to make the transition to employment in the free market. Individuals who are suited to working in the free market, but who require increased guidance to acquire suitable skills, can contact the regional rehabilitation basket of services committee to obtain approval for transitional employment service.
After receiving the approval, individuals can contact Shavim independently or leave their details and we will get back to them. During the employment period there are exit points for integrating in supported employment.
The rights of people with mental illness and transitional employment
From a rehabilitation basket of services to transitional employment
You’ve received eligibility for a rehabilitation basket of services? Wonderful, we can get started with your occupational guidance process and professional training. The first stage is getting to know you so we can identify your skills and capabilities, and understand what your ambitions are. This way we’ll be able to place you in an initial position for a two-month period. Then, after seeing how well you manage and perform, together we will form an occupational rehabilitation plan that will include employment solutions that lean on unique training initiatives and employment initiatives that we develop. We’ll then continue, along with the close guidance of a personal coordinator and guide, with the aim of progressing from sheltered employment (if that’s the stage you started at) to transitional employment.
Guidance Plus Centers
Our expertise in providing employment solutions for people with mental illness prompts us to continue developing guidance avenues and professional training that are suited to all the different populations that seek our services. This time we’ll focus on the newest, most exclusive and creative of them all - the Shavim Plus Guidance Centers that operate according to innovative models like the joint decision making model, according to which there is no fixed occupational rehabilitation program, but rather a personalized rehabilitation plan that we develop together with you. And the second is an end-to-end (E2E) service model, where your one-on-one guidance is conducted by one guide, from the very beginning and until you graduate to the free labor market.
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