IPS Employment Specialist Vacancy

IPS Employment Specialist Vacancy:

Job Title: IPS Employment Specialist

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000.00 to £24,000.00 /year

Closing Date: 31st July 2019

We are looking for individuals who want to make a real difference to the mental health of our clients in the community.

Better Pathways are recruiting for full time IPS Employment Specialists who will be part of a growing Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team which will deliver employment support as part of the Mental Health Recovery and Employment Contract. The roles are embedded within the Community Mental Health Teams across Birmingham.

The role requires you to work with clients (managing a caseload) who may have severe and enduring mental health conditions which impacts on their ability to gain work. You will support, guide, coach and facilitate their needs to help them achieve their vocational goals.

This is a challenging, exciting and very rewarding role working for a well established Charity with experience of supporting the local community for over 50 years.

Job Summary:

  • Support candidates to understand their skills, aspirations and goals through the completion of a Vocational Profile and produce an Action Plan to obtain and sustain competitive employment in line with their preferences.

  • Promote the benefits of supporting service users to access employment with external employers, aiming to raise the profile of IPS services and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment.

  • To assess individual support needs related to work which might typically include help with benefits, travel to work, managing health at work etc. and sign post on for further support needs.

  • To deliver employment workshops with other members of staff as required.

Applying for the role

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, then please complete the Application form and return to recruitment@betterpathways.org.uk.

MHRE – IPS Employment Specialist Job Description 2019