Many employment specialists use time at the beginning or end of the day to return emails, document their services, and make phone calls. They report that they block out time in their schedules for job development—usually four to six hours total during the week. Employment specialists attend a vocational unit meeting each week, as well as one to two mental health team meetings. And they spend about two-thirds of their time in the community meeting with clients and employers. Below is the schedule for an employment specialist for one day.

8:30 – 9:10 / Office / Emails and phone calls
9:30 – Client home / Met with client to talk about his job
10:45 / Cafe / Met a new client at a local cafe
Noon / Lunch
1:00 / Office / Mental health treatment team meeting
2:30 / Businesses / Job development
4:00 / Business / Took bus tickets to client at her workplace
4:15 – 5:00 / Office / Document services and return messages.