Job supports vary based upon each worker’s preferences and needs. Generally, employment specialists are encouraged to provide intensive supports, including in-person contact, on a weekly basis for at least the first month of employment. Examples of supports are wake-up phone calls, meetings with employers to obtain extra feedback, help learning how to take the bus to work, family meetings to talk about the job, meetings with the worker to talk about how the job is going, on-the-job coaching to learn new duties, etc. Over time, most clients want and require fewer supports, and eventually transition off the IPS caseload. On average clients remain in the IPS program for about a year.