IPS Employment Specialist


£26K - £31,497K

IPS Employment Specialist - £26,033 - £31,497 Dependant on Experience  

Our client is a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

Part of our client’s solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating, and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, they are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

IPS Employment Specialist duties:

You will work with clients (managing a caseload) who have mental health support needs, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences. You will deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach (for which training will be given); providing person centred advice and guidance to clients, whilst building positive relationships with local employers to enable clients to move into suitable employment. 

As an IPS Employment Specialist, you will work as part of a community mental health team and/or early intervention psychosis team, maintaining positive and integrated relationships, fostering a holistic approach to recovery through employment.

IPS Employment Specialist Essential:

You will have:

  • Experience/understanding of working with people with mental health support needs, or a similar client group within health, social services, or the voluntary sector.
  • An understanding of the employment needs, and challenges faced by people who experience mental health difficulties.
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with a range of people.

IPS Employment Specialist Location: 

Birmingham and Solihull, peripatetic with office and homebased working

Our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

Forward Assist Recruitment is operating as an employment agency. Forward Assist Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

For further details and / or to apply for this job, please contact us today quoting Ref: JB-150502

07748 707550

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