Be a part of a collaborative mental health treatment team, support individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders with their employment and education goals, and actively engage in the community as an IPS Employment Specialist in Outagamie County. An IPS Employment Specialist carries out the services of the IPS Supported Employment program by assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of education or human services
  • Experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or experience providing employment services, and knowledge preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment



  • Engages clients and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in integrated, community job settings
  • Assess clients’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences
  • Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the clients, following the principles of IPS supported employment
  • Conducts a minimum of six face-to-face employer contacts per week
  • Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment
  • Provides education and support to employers as agreed upon by clients
  • Provides outreach services, as necessary, to clients when they appear to disengage from services
  • Provides timely interventions
  • Participates in weekly meetings with the mental health treatment team and communicates individually with teams members between meetings in order to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment
  • Develops person-centered plans with clients
  • Spends 65% or more of scheduled work hours in the community
  • Documents activities in case notes meeting Medical Assistance billable standards


Starting at $18/hour

Work performed is generally within the sedentary range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.