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IPS Steering Group (for employment support)


February 16, 2024


Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based practice supporting people with lived experience of mental health and addiction to find and sustain paid employment (including education opportunities).

Obectives of an IPS steering group

  • Ensure mental health services and employment providers work in partnership and share responsibility of the overall performance of the IPS employment support programme.
  • Increase access of employment support for people with mental health and addictions and increase outcomes and equity for Māori and Pasifika populations.
  • Periodically review employment support services to assess adherence to IPS principles and practices. This is done using the relevant fidelity scale (Australia NZ IPS-25 or IPS-Y).
  • Identify barriers and enablers of ‘good’ to ‘exemplary’ fidelity.
  • Implement quality assurance strategies following fidelity self-assessments and fidelity reviews by reviewing self-assessment improvement plans and creating IPS development plans.
  • Review programme data and successes and share with clinical and employment support services leadership and staff.

Download the PDF below to read the full document. 


IPS Steering Group Info Sheet 2023

pdf, 339 KB

Read time: 2.5min

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