Interim, Inc. has earned a three-year accreditation for its Community Employment Services: Employee Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development, and Employment Planning Services, from CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
CARF International is an independent nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human services providers. Providers that meet their rigorous standards in the areas of rehabilitation of a disability, treatment for addiction and substances abuse, home and community services, or other health and human services have demonstrated that they are committed to be among the best available.
Idalia Matthews, Program Director of Supported Education and Employment Services (SEES) explains: “SEES is surveyed by CARF every 3 years, it gives us the opportunity to improve our services and to ensure that we are meeting clients’ needs. This year’s survey took place on March 5th and 6th. Two surveyors from CARF participated. The preparation for the survey takes time and takes a village to make it happen!”
To achieve CARF accreditation the program must demonstrate conformance to the applicable CARF standards as evidenced by observable practices, verifiable results over time and comprehensive supporting documentation.
CARF notes in their accreditation decision that Interim “provides quality employment planning, job development and job coaching services to clients who report high levels of satisfaction with the services provided. Interim has strong, longstanding partnerships with Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau and the California Department of Rehabilitation, which are the foundation for the collaborative approach to service provision. Interim provides a multitude of services to address both the immediate and long-term needs of clients and the community as a whole.”
Congratulations to our SEES Program!