It is important to be aware of any associated costs for services and ways to pay for the service. It is also essential to maintain positive working relationships with service providers.
- Substance abuse and mental health treatment. It is important to first know the types of payments accepted when referring a supervisee to either substance abuse and/or mental health assessment and treatment. Next, it needs to be determined if the person has insurance coverage, what the insurance covers and the ability to pay for an assessment or treatment whether insured or not. Finally, the needs and characteristics of the supervisee should be considered and appropriately matched to the treatment intensity and approach.
- Educational and Vocational Services. To assist supervisees with educational or vocational needs, it is first important to understand what, if any, deficits could be addressed. Next, assist the supervisee locate needed services by having information of locally available public and private services (e.g. schools, tutors) that can help address individual needs.
- Employment Services. Be cognizant of the available state and local employment services in the area as well as available employment opportunities. Keep a list of job categories that are legislatively restricted for DWI offenders or require an unrestricted driver license. Recognize those jobs that may not work for the supervisee due to skill level.
- Housing Services. Keep a list of temporary housing alternatives and work with local landlords to create housing options.
- Transportation Services. In urban areas, be aware of public transportation services routes and schedules. When possible, at least initially, provide the supervisee with the necessary fare and schedules to use the service. In rural areas, work with the supervisee’s family or friends to help provide transportation. Also, be aware of any faith communities or service clubs that may assist with transportation.