32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-3.19.5 - Transitional Employment

Current through December 27, 2021

Under the definition of supported employment, transitional employment is an allowable service option for individuals with serious mental illness. Transitional employment is a series of temporary placements in competitive work, in integrated work settings, with on-going support services. In transitional employment, the provision of on-going support services must include continuing sequential job placements until job permanency is achieved.

Transitional employment may be the best service option for an individual with chronic mental illness whom:

* is uncertain about choosing an appropriate vocational goal,

* is fearful or tentative about his/her abilities to maintain employment, and/or,

* is an individual for whom traditional work adjustment services would have been considered the best pre-employment preparation service

If a permanent job is not procured before the end of the 18-month period of VR time limited services, the extended services provider is responsible for procuring and maintaining the permanent job placement. There are few vocational services for individuals with mental illness (outside of the services offered through the Agency) that can fund job development or placement activities. Consequently, counselors should encourage permanent placement for most individuals prior to case closure, to ensure that the individual has access to funding for permanent job placement.

Generally, individuals who are motivated to work and have clear ideas regarding the type of work they would like to do should be treated as regular supported employment placements.


32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-3.19.5

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