2019-STAR awards

Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness. IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment. Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths. IPS is based on 8 principles:


S.T.A.R. Awards
The IPS team at Easterseals UCP in Wake, Durham, Johnston and Cumberland counties work hard to motivate and encourage adults living with mental health challenges to seek jobs, continuity, and happiness in their lives. Every quarter, several recipients are recognized for reaching their goals.

The staff created the S.T.A.R. Awards (S.T.A.R. stands for Skill, Talent, Achievement and Recognition) recognized several individuals who have acquired jobs and have maintained employment using the skills they learned through the Individual Placement and Support Program at Easterseals UCP.

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