As an IPS Employment Specialist you will play a vital role in helping people with mental health needs on their recovery journey. By working with a range of different people with mental health needs who wish to return to work to help them find meaningful and fulfilling paid employment.
You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team in secondary mental health services, operating alongside them to ensure that an effective referral and information structure for the employment service is in place and co-production within the team is promoted.
The Employment Specialist role is dynamic and varied, where no day is the same, and you have the autonomy to structure your day in a way that suits you. You will be focusing on two key areas; supporting your clients and engaging with employers and other professionals.
Outline of your main responsibilities within these two areas:
Employer engagement and Service Promotion:
Throughout your role you will be implementing the evidence-based employment practice Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model and its fidelity approach. The model focuses on delivering a person-centred, high-quality service and results, meeting and exceeding sustained job outcome targets for people accessing the service.
Another key part of this role is the administrative aspect, through keeping accurate and appropriate records of casework, providing information for monitoring and evaluation, and recording the progress of individuals. Thus, it is essential that the postholder is efficient, responsible, can maintain a high level of personal organisation and has strong IT skills of using word processor and data systems.
Once you begin the role you will have excellent guidance, support, and in-depth training in the IPS approach. You will receive professional supervision and support from your Employment Team Leader, and a clinical supervisor who will ensure you have the tools you need to provide expert support and advice to clients.
You will have access to the Trust’s training and development opportunities that are relevant to the Employment Specialist role, alongside a Personal Development Plan and support to ensure you are able to focus on your ongoing professional development.
This role is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, enjoy a long-term career within the mental health sector and access a range of opportunities within CNWL.
The NHS Trust expects the postholder to act in a way which shows an understanding of our core values and is active in putting them into practice with service users, their friends, family and carers and also other staff members.
Key values and behaviours working as an Employment Specialist:
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Milton Keynes, MK2 2HB
Off Acton Lane,
38 Riverside Way,
We’d love for you to work for us however if North West London or Milton Keynes isn’t a location that works for you there are plenty of Employment Specialist roles in other parts of England