37.90.435 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH SEVERE AND DISABLING MENTAL ILLNESS: SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
(1) Supported employment services assist members to prepare for, find, and keep competitive jobs that exist in the open labor market, pay at least minimum wage, and are in a variety of integrated work settings.
(2) Supported employment services are provided by public or private employment agencies, Independent Living Centers, organizations that provide support for individuals with disabilities, Mental Health Centers, or a self-employed individual with at least:
(a) an associate degree in vocational rehabilitation, career development, or disability services;
(b) an Individual Placement Services (IPS) certification; or
(c) two years of experience in vocational rehabilitation, career development, or disability services and receive an IPS certification within six months of hire.
(3) A supported employment provider must have at least eight hours of specialized behavioral health training annually approved by the department.
(4) Supported employment services are for members who have previously been unable to succeed in competitive employment due to significant disabilities or challenging behaviors and need intensive, ongoing job supports to maintain long-term employment.
(5) The need for supported employment must be documented in the member's Person-Centered Recovery Plan and individualized to meet the identified need.
(6) Supported employment may:
(a) continue for as long as the member wants and needs support; and
(b) be provided in conjunction with other employment services.
(7) Supported employment may be provided only in a competitive employment setting.
History: 53-2-201, 53-6-402, MCA, IMP, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 1173, Eff. 7/1/20.