Study Overview

The Jobs Plus Mental Health Integration Program will introduce a community collaborative care model to integrate evidence-based mental health task-sharing interventions into employment services. The mental health task-sharing approach supports training of non-mental health staff in basic mental health tasks (screening, assessment, psychoeducation, psychosocial support skills, and referrals), as well as brief evidence-based behavioral interventions, such as mindfulness, behavioral activation, interpersonal effectiveness, and other stress management skills training, in order to provide members with the skills to bolster themselves against the adversities they face.


The Jobs Plus Mental Health Integration Program aims to:

Strengthen capacity for mental health task-sharing at Jobs Plus sites

Increase members' awareness and knowledge about mental health

Improve members' wellness and resiliency skills

Expand members' access to mental health support

The Jobs Plus Mental Health Integration Program does this through three main training and coaching strategies:

Mental Health Task Sharing Training 

Staff will be trained in team-based mental health task-sharing and coached by mental health providers

Coaching and Consultation

Monthly consultation calls will focus on problem-solving implementation challenges and supporting Wellness Coordinators and Clinicians to integrate mental health services into the Jobs Plus program

 Learning Collaborative

After the training period, cross-site learning collaborative meetings will be offered to support continuous quality improvement and share resources to promote strategies for effective implementation & sustainment of mental health task-sharing