Employment Services promote work as part of the recovery process. Staff will help you reach your employment goals whether you are just starting to think about work, are currently looking for work, or have a job and need ongoing support.
Because Working is About More than a Paycheck
If you have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or another psychiatric illness, working can increase your self-esteem, help you meet and interact with other people, and provide structure to your day.
Employment Services are:
- Person-centered. Customized service that looks at your unique preferences, strengths, and challenges related to employment.
- Focused. Staff helps you meet your individual employment goals.
- Flexible. Staff works with you at your home if you’d like or in other community settings.
Employment Services will help you:
- Determine your interests, preferences and concerns related to work.
- Search for the job of your choice and prepare for interviews.
- Figure out how working might impact any benefits (SSI, SSDI, etc.) you receive.
- Decide whether to disclose your illness to your employer and work out any needed accommodations.
- Keep your job by providing customized, on-going support.
Who is Eligible:
- Individuals receiving Targeted Case Management from Guild in Ramsey or Dakota County
- Individuals participating in Guild’s Delancey Street Services
- Individuals receiving Targeted Case Management from Scott County
Getting Employment Services
Call 651.457.2248 and ask to speak with the Director of Employment Services to learn more.
Guild Incorporated’s Employment Services, including Job Development and Job Supports are accredited by CARF. The Supported Employment model used includes principles of the Evidence-Based Practice, Individual Placement Services and Support, and has proven effective in helping individuals with mental illness to find jobs of their choice and to retain them.