Helping members with employment is a key part of the Clubhouse model. Work makes people with mental illness feel needed and productive. It provides a reason to get up in the morning and helps members "get out of their head". When people work they aren't clients or patients, they are capable and valuable employees. The Clubhouse has 3 levels of employment. Transitional Employment is a first step back into work for those who haven't been employed for awhile. Supported Employment represents an step towards greater employment independence with Clubhouse providing support only when needed. Many Clubhouse members get their own job 

Transitional Employment

  • Cora Dale House screens part-time jobs for suitability.

  • Placement managers (PMs) train in the job.

  • PMs train a Clubhouse member on the job until they meet or exceed all job expectations.

  • PMs make periodic job site visits to ensure employers are satisfied with member employees.

  • PMs provide free coverage for any employee absence.

  • Job placements are temporary (6-9 months) after which PMs train a new candidate.

  • Cora Dale House assists Human Resources to ensure all application and personnel paperwork is completed.

Supported Employment

  • Cora Dale House refers available member to a suitable job and maintains a relationship with the employer, but does not provide placement management or absence coverage.

  • Cora Dale House provides support as requested by the employer or employee.

  • Cora Dale House assists Human Resources to ensure all application and personnel paperwork is completed.

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Clubhouse Employment