Transitional Employment Program

Transitional Employment Program is a structured program for members returning to work in a community-based business or industry.  It is specifically designed as a vocational rehabilitation step whereby members can gain or re-gain the skills and confidence necessary to have a job while he or she is employed in a "real world" position.

Key Features of Transitional Employment


Transitional Employment positions are located at the employers place of business

Positions are generally part-time (Mon-Fri, 15-20 hours per week)

Placements are from six to nine months

After six to nine months Clubhouse staff place, and train, a new member into the position

Clubhouse staff remain with the member until the member and the employer feel comfortable and confident that the job is done to the employers standard

Clubhouse staff provides on the job and off site support

Clubhouse staff cover 100% of member employee absences

Clubhouse members are treated like any other employee

Through a series of placements in Transitional Employment positions members develop confidence and  job references

Benefits to the Employer 

No hiring process is needed

New employee training is done by the Clubhouse at no cost to the employer

Guaranteed full attendance (staff covers absences)

Quick response and resolution to any problems with the employee

up to and including termination from the job

The job is done to the employers satisfaction

There is no vacancy in the position between employees

Giving people with mental illness an opportunity is a valuable community service

and can provide positive recognition for the employer




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