The transitional employment framework is an innovative breakthrough project that offers a unique solution for those in transition from sheltered employment to supported employment in the mainstream workplace.
Bayit Cham's veteran rehabilitation staff noted that many clients often need an additional mid-way station between the protected employment environment and the far more independent supported employment framework, in order to ensure a more gradual and therefore safer transition.
To this end, Bayit Cham vocational coaches are in regular contact with various employers who want to take part in these employees' growth processes and express willingness to allow them to progress in a manner and at a pace that is appropriate for them.
What is unique about this form of employment is that the employee in recovery works at a mainstream job in a regular social framework and performs a greater variety of tasks. At the same time, the employee has the support of a Bayit Cham vocational coach at his side throughout the work day, empowering him, giving him backing, mediating between the employee and the employer and offering guidance in fulfilling tasks.
Transitional employment is for men and women age 18 and above who have established eligibility for a government rehabilitation package and have secured government approval for employment at a sheltered workshop.
Work hours are according to the specific requirements of the employers and the needs of the employees.