Situational Assessment Program - Hire

How Do I Refer:
1. Make sure your referral meets the
General Criteria for Admission
2. Complete Referral Form
3. Make copies of Psychiatric &
medication records and relevant
4. Mail or Fax all the above to:
Intake Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone: 415-282-9675 ext. 207
FAX: 415-920-6877
1234 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
• Expressed interest in employment
• Able to attend scheduled
• Eligible to work in the U.S.
• TB/PPD Clearance
• Meets Dept. of Rehabilitation and SF
Dept. of Behavioral Health criteria
for services
• In good physical health and/or
Physician’s release to work
• Able and willing to travel to program
and work site
• Able to manage psychiatric
symptoms with minimal intervention
• Must have medication plan in place
• Currently not at risk for violent or
criminal behavior
• Participating in a Harm Reduction
Plan (if applicable)
Find out if you can do a
1234 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
FAX: 415-920-6877
RAMS is a community based mental health
agency in San Francisco. Hire-Ability, a
program of RAMS, provides culturally sensitive
vocational services to individuals with mental
health disabilities. We value a harm reduction
model and welcome individuals who are
participating in a harm reduction plan (if
applicable). The goal is to enable participants to
find work and maintain work in the
community. We offer services in English,
Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.
Situational Assessment (SA) is a shortterm trial work experience designed to
identify an individual’s current level of
employability by identifying an
individual’s abilities, needs, strengths and
barriers to employment for the purpose
of providing information to choose an
employment goal.
Participants have the opportunity to
briefly experience actual job duties and
activities with wages paid per
Department of Labor guidelines in
packaging/stocking. Services are
provided individually and may be
provided at Hire-Ability or a business
enclave located in the community.
Packaging/Stocking Situational
• Assembling and packaging products
to be sold in the marketplace
• Setting up raw stock in the
production warehouse
Upon completion of the Situational
Assessment, the participant’s work
interests, abilities and supports needed are
identified, and a recommendation for
appropriate services or employment is
• Re-supplying work stations
• Re-stocking shelves
• Creating and maintaining a simple
inventory checklist
• Preparing completed products for
R e v
9 / 0 9 ;
3 / 1 0