Transitional Supported Employment of Minnesota, also known as Tran$EM, is an agency focused on serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals who have been diagnosed as having serious and persistent mental illness have often suffered an interruption in their adult employment history, or have been unable to acquire necessary skills and work habits that lead to successful long term employment, thus the development of Tran$EM. Tran$EM is set up to assist the individual with this disability to enhance their lives through competitive employment out in the community. It encourages the individual to be the best that they can be while living with their disability. It makes the transition into the job market as agreeable as possible for both the consumer and the employer. This is accomplished through a team effort. Tran$EM works in cooperation with Social Services, Minnesota DRS, Lakeland Mental Health Center, and other referring agencies in Clay County. Tran$EM services Clay, Otter Tail County, Becker and Wilkin County.
Tran$EM provides many services. It assists the individual to utilize employment interests, education, experience and skills to allow them to make decisions about their career choices. It assists in the development of individualized employment strategies to assist the individual in finding appropriate employment. Tran$EM encourages the individual to use what skills they have and to be involved with the process as much as possible. It gives the individual the chance to secure employment in areas that is agreeable to the consumer. Tran$EM locates and assists in securing employment through establishing contact, setting up interviews and providing assistance during the interview and job coaching when needed.
Tran$EM also offers post employment follow-up and supportive services. These services are unique to each individual in that it could mean weekly or bi-monthly contact to ensure the success to each client we serve. The follow-up support is the key to helping the Consumers keep and stay employed.