DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT RELATED SERVICES
Your Health, Our Passion
Your Health, Our Passion
Employment Related Services (ERS) is committed to helping people with disabilities expand their independence by obtaining and maintaining employment. Copa Health achieves this through a variety of training models including career planning, pre-employment training, computer training, document imaging training, center and community-based “real” work training, job development and placement. Competitive & supported employment, with Employment Specialist co-located in six valley clinics.
Copa Health’s Employment Related Services (ERS) are dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve long-term independence through a range of comprehensive training programs. With a strong focus on disability employment services, Copa Health offers career planning, pre-employment training, computer and document imaging training, and community-based work experiences. Their job development and placement services provide opportunities for meaningful careers for people with disabilities. With Employment Specialists conveniently located in six valley clinics, Copa Health is committed to fostering competitive and supported employment for long-term success.
“I got help with job leads and filling out applications. I struggle with spelling and my Job Developer helped me with that. I practiced interviewing with my Job Developer. I got the job, and started right away.” — Jake
By subcontracting to Copa Health Production Services, your job will be completed according to the highest standards – Yours!
Copa Health assists individuals in finding work by utilizing supported employment principles. Supported Employment helps people find and keep meaningful jobs in the community. It is an evidence-based practice that increases competitive employment amongst our members while also increasing income and job satisfaction. We also note improvement in self-esteem, mental illness self-management, and autonomy. It helps to reduce public assistance dependence as well as stigma within the community.
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Copa Health’s Employment Related Services (ERS) offers members a wide array of job training and employment opportunities serving both individuals and the businesses Copa Health supports. The primary goal is to provide needed supports that enable members to gain meaningful employment within the community.
A Copa Community Enclave typically includes the following:
In the last year three ERS Navigators have engaged with 1,831 people at Paz De Cristo, 95% have all been entered into Soxbox for tracking specific to Paz De Cristo. Approximately 35% have been entered in the system and are being referred back for employment services and/or outpatient services. Many need mental health services but are unwilling to enroll. We added a Behavioral Health professional to be on site for assessments this should move the dial on the 35% with an increase in eligibility and enrollment in our services. Our Navigators have attended court over 250 times working closely with Judge Tatz, Judge Lafoya and Judge Hinske.
We have an exceptional peer support program with eleven graduating classes a year. Average class is 15 –20 members pre-covid Classes are limited to 10 during the COVID pandemic . Our two class instructors were recently certified in ASIST Training (Suicide Intervention Training) and will be offering ASIST Training to our staff and to graduates of Peer Support.