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UFT Helps Members Improve or Change Their Careers Through PIP

New York business leader Jonah Engler splits his time between working as a successful business executive and spending time with his three children. An active member of his community, Jonah Engler supports several organizations and has donated to the United Federation of Teachers in the past.

A federation of nurses, teachers, and professionals who work in the five boroughs of New York City, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) maintains numerous assistance programs for its members, including the Peer Intervention Program (PIP). Designed for teachers and guidance counselors experiencing professional issues or struggling with teaching, the program gives them the opportunity to take control of their professional lives and address the problems they face.

PIP provides members with one-on-one help from experienced colleagues. Together, members work to develop individualized development plans to help those who are struggling overcome their shortcomings and highlight their strengths. In addition to talking with colleagues, members can talk to PIP career counselors. All help provided through PIP is confidential and voluntary, and members also have access to mental health practitioners through the program.