Employment Programs

                          

 

Wade Miller earned his first paycheck from Champions Fitness Center after 10 years of not working!

 

                                   


                                                


                                     

 

 
The Clubhouse is a place where members participate with dignity and respect. The members are wanted and needed by the Clubhouse community. The participation by the members is essential to the functioning of the Clubhouse. Clubhouse strives to improve the quality of life for adults who experience mental illness by providing social, educational, and employment opportunities.

 

 

                         Clubhouse Employment Programs

 


A Transitional Employment (TE) job is a time-limited opportunity, usually 6-9 months in duration. TE positions belong to the Clubhouse. In TE the Clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and provides onsite training and support. Guaranteed absence coverage is a key feature of the model.

In Group Placements, a variation of Transitional Employment, the Clubhouse has a relationship with the employer, and the work and/or jobs are facilitated through the Clubhouse. Group placements are distinguished from “special projects” in that members commit to keep the group schedule. Members get support from the Clubhouse both on and off-site. As a defining characteristic the Clubhouse provides on-site staffing, allowing for the group’s productivity to be judged instead of the individual’s productivity.

A Supported Employment (SE) job is an employment opportunity that is not time-limited. The position belongs to the member. There is a competitive element to the interview process. In SE the Clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and assist with job site development and sometimes training. SE jobs may be full or part-time. The Clubhouse does not provide absence coverage.

Independent Employment (IE) positions may be full or part-time, and belong to the member, who has participated in fully competitive interview process. The Clubhouse does not commit to a formal relationship with the employer or provide absence coverage. The Clubhouse assists with career development, job search and job choice should the member wish it.

                                       
        

 “At fifty years old, I thought that having a job had passed me by. But, I worked a TE job through High Hopes Clubhouse and earned my first ever paycheck! I am now starting my own business with the support of the Clubhouse. Clubhouse has really changed my life.”     ~ Anita Anderson

 

" High Hopes Clubhouse  gave me the skills and support to get a job and keep it."      ~ Bertha Fortin

 

" I am a changed person since attending the Clubhouse, I am not focused on my illness and problems, but rather my abilities and my new job."  ~ Merle Tozier