Transitional Employment (TE)

   > A TE job is a time-limited opportunity and usually 6-9 months.

   > TE positions belong to the Clubhouse.

   > In TE the Clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and provides onsite training and support.

   > Absence coverage is a key feature of the TE model.



Supported Employment (SE)

   > An SE job is an employment opportunity that is not time-limited.

   > An SE position belongs to the member.

   > An SE position has a competitive element to the interview process.

   > In SE the Clubhouse develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and assists 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)

   > IE positions may be full or part-time.

   > An IE position belong to the member who has participated in a fully competitive interview process.

   > The Clubhouse does not commit to a formal relationship with the employer or provide absence coverage for an IE position.

   > The Clubhouse assists with career development, job search and job choice should the member wish it.



Capitol Clubhouse transitional Employment

 The Clubhouse offers its own Transitional Employment program, which provides as a right of membership opportunities for members to work on job placements in business and industry. As a defining characteristic of a Clubhouse Transitional Employment program, the Clubhouse guarantees coverage on all placements during member absences. In addition the Transitional Employment program meets the following basic criteria:                                                           

a. The desire to work is the single most important factor determining placement opportunity.
b. Placement opportunities will continue to be available regardless of success or failure in previous placements.
c. Members work at the employer's place of business.
d. Members are paid the prevailing wage rate, but at least minimum wage, directly by the employer.
e. Transitional Employment placements are drawn from a wide variety of job opportunities.
f. Transitional Employment placements are part-time and time-limited, generally 12-20 hours per week and from six to nine months in duration.
g. Selection and training of members on Transitional Employment is the responsibility of the Clubhouse, not the employer.
h. Clubhouse members and staff prepare reports on TE placements for all appropriate agencies dealing with members' benefits.
i. Transitional Employment placements are managed by Clubhouse staff and not by TE specialists.
j. There are no TE placements within the Clubhouse. Transitional Employment placements at an auspice agency must be off site from the Clubhouse and meet all of the above criteria.