Momentum’s Employment Services team comes alongside clients who are ready to look for work. We partner with each job seeker to create a unique plan based on your goals, interests, and skills.

Whether you’re a skilled professional returning to work after an extended leave or you’re looking for your first job, our team can support you by:

  • Developing job seeking skills
  • Helping you identify your strengths and preferences
  • Supporting with resume writing 
  • Practicing interview skills 
  • Connecting you with potential employers
  • Helping you find clothing for interviews and other resources once you find a job
  • Supporting you to ask for appropriate accommodations at work
  • Helping you develop the skills needed to keep your job

What to Expect:

Here’s what you can expect as a client in our employment services program:

  • 1.

    You are referred to our program by your case manager at a local mental health provider.

  • 2.

    One of our staff helps connect you with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR).

  • 3.

    Your DOR counselor works with you to develop an employment plan and refers you back to our program.

  • 4.

    You complete an intake and orientation process.

  • 5.

    You are matched with an employment liaison who helps you build the skills you need.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for Employment Services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have a behavioral health diagnosis.
  • You are willing to look for work.
  • You live in Santa Clara County.

Step by Step

  • 1.

    You must be receiving services from a provider within the County Behavioral Health System of Care to be eligible for employment services.

  • 2.

    All referrals for employment services come directly from your mental health service provider. A case manager or therapist sends us the referral form.

  • 3.

    All clients must be authorized for services by the Department of Rehabilitation.

  • 4.

    If you have a client you’d like to refer for services, please call 408-260-4050.


We are proud to help clients find stable jobs that benefit both them and their employers. Momentum for Health clients have landed positions throughout the community—including retail and grocery work, administration, security, personal training, and software engineering.

Take the Next Step

To refer a client to our program, please call 408-260-4050. You must be referred by a case manager or therapist.

Day in the Life

Your employment liaison comes alongside you throughout the job search process, meeting with you at least twice a month, often weekly. In our first few sessions, we get to know you and your strengths, provide you with resources you’ll need to get a job, and build your job search skills. 

When you’re ready, we transition to looking for employment. Our team is not a job placement service, so we don’t match you with an employer. However, we partner with you to find opportunities based on your individual needs and support you throughout the hiring process. 

For job seekers who want a higher level of support, we can communicate directly with potential employers, attend interviews with you for emotional support, and help you navigate on-the-job training if needed. If you prefer us to remain behind the scenes, we have more discreet ways of helping you.

Once you land a job, we’re committed to helping you keep it. We help you brainstorm solutions and role-play through situations that may arise on the job. We can provide in-person support at your job site. The level and type of support we provide is entirely up to you.