To serve the clients in your community, successful implementation of the PIER Model depends on a well-staffed organization.
In a community of 300,000 to 450,000, an organization can expect to recruit approximately 20-25 clients in the first year and 30-35 or more in subsequent years. To successfully meet their needs and ensure manageable caseloads, the PIER Training Institute offers clear and flexible staffing recommendations for a team of 5 people.
Staffing for larger populations
For larger populations, staff sizes increase proportionally. A service area with a population of 1 million people requires a minimum of 3-4 full-time Social Workers, 1.5 full-time Psychiatrists or Nurse Practitioners, 1 Occupational Therapist, 1.5 full-time Education/Employment Specialist and 1 full-time Case Manager/Peer Counselor.