Supported Employment
& Educational Services

Vocational services serving Southwest Colorado communities

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How to access SEES

SEES is based at Columbine Behavioral Healthcare in Durango, but the specialist can work with people across Southwest Colorado. Televideo appointments are also available for SEES services, so clients can participate from the comfort of their own homes. For more information about the program, call 970.259.2162.

Vocational services 

Supported Employment & Educational Services (SEES) help Axis Health System patients pursue their education and find a job. SEES provides wraparound vocational services that are recovery-based. It helps people realize their potential and promotes overall wellness. SEES uses the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model. This model states that all people want to work, and they can do any job they want.

Variety of support

  • Resume-building
  • Cover letter creation
  • Practice interviews
  • On-the-job coaching
  • Job mediation and conflict resolution
  • Appropriate relationship modeling
  • Training to ensure job stability
  • General Educational Development (GED) resource referrals
  • College applications
  • Meeting with college advisors
  • Referrals to disability services for college
  • Coordination with School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) services
  • Coordination with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services

SEES qualification

To qualify for SEES, patients must be enrolled in outpatient behavioral health services at any Axis Health System location. There is no additional fee for SEES services. The specialist can help clients access a wide, interconnected network of expertise within Axis Health System. The SEES specialist works with all Axis programs, including: Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP), Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS), Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBHS) and Jail Transitions.

Axis Health System is a provider of Colorado Crisis Services. Funded in part by the Colorado Department of Human Services. 

Axis Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Axis Health System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. For more information, click here.