Citywide Employment Program
Citywide Employment Program assists individuals with behavioral health needs attain competitive employment and has specialized services for those with a criminal justice history and/or pending legal charge. The Employment Team is embedded within the larger clinical case management program, and uses the Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment, a well-researched, evidenced-based approach demonstrating significant results with the mentally ill.
The Employment Team provides vocational assessment and employment services which include: individualized job searching; assistance with criminal record expungement and education on how to talk to employers about a criminal history; job development; review of strengths, barriers, goals and objectives; review of previous work experience; assistance with interviewing, resume building and preparation; basic hygiene and grooming assistance; education around understanding expectations of employers; interview coaching; and help with understanding how earned income affects benefits. We offer services in English and Spanish; see below for referral information.
Cooperative Partner to SF Department of Rehabilitation
Through this partnership the Citywide Employment Program serves any consumer of mental health services in San Francisco interested in employment services. Moreover, the team specializes in working with persons with a criminal justice history or with pending legal charge. Total service capacity is 170 clients.
Vocational Training at ZSFGH (stipend volunteer-based)
The stipend volunteer-based Vocational Training at SFGH provides an opportunity for social enterprise and vocational training.
In partnership with the Asian Neighborhood Design, clients receive training in basic construction and remodeling skills, and participate in remodeling project of San Francisco Department of Public Health/Behavioral Health Services (BHS) clinics’ waiting room, with aim to make them more welcoming and culturally representative of the clients served.
The GROWTH Project is a landscaping training and employment program which assists mental health consumers in gaining marketable skills and paid work experience, while working to beautify the grounds of public agencies in San Francisco.
Housing and Employment for Recovery Outcomes (HERO)
The HERO Program is for clients participating in the Behavioral Health Court, this program provides six months of no-cost housing and supported employment, with the idea that employment is the primary treatment goal.
For Referrals to Employment Services at Citywide contact:
To download the referral form please visit http://bit.ly/sfvoc