Sacramento County – Employment Services for Mental Health Consumers

Sacramento County – Employment Services for Mental Health Consumers
Employment Services for Mental Health ConsumersPosted: July 24, 2002 E-MAIL THISALTERNATE FORMAT ASSISTANCEPRINT VERSION Sacramento County contracts with Crossroads Employment Services to help people with mental illness get and keep jobs. Crossroads meets with mental health consumers and explains California State Department of Rehabilitation requirements for receiving rehabilitation services. Crossroads works individually with clients to help them with the Department of Rehabilitation paperwork requirements including: Release of Information forms, application forms, employment history forms, health questionnaires and additional documents. In addition to information, referral and linkage services, Crossroads provides both on-site and off-site coaching to help clients refine their work skills and keep their job. If the client wishes, Crossroads will also coordinates with their family members and with the client’s employer. Clients can also attend weekly support groups to facilitate problem resolution, enhance peer interaction and promote self-help. For excellence in service Crossroads Employment Services was selected by the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities as one of 24 programs throughout the country that exemplifies best employment practices for people with psychiatric disabilities. Crossroads Employment Services also received the "Excellence in Provision of Services Award" from the California Governor’s Committee for Employment of the Disabled, the first such award ever given by the Committee. Author: Hu Crossroads WebsiteAdditional information is available at the Crossroads Website Sacramento County is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing cost

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