Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting 2 WTE Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Vocational Specialists to be based in our secondary care teams across the Black Country. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing team who provide specialist provision to our service users. These roles will support the national ambition of increasing access to IPS employment services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
The roles will support service users in the Black Country and will form an integral part of individuals' recovery and care plans by working collaboratively with clinicians, service users, families and employers. The successful candidates will support a caseload of individuals who have experienced severe and enduring mental health problems who are unemployed. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a well-established expanding IPS team, and a robust induction plan will be delivered for the successful candidates.Main duties of the job
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting 2 WTE Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Vocational Specialists to be based across a range of our community secondary care mental health services across the Black Country.
The roles will support service users in the community to form a key part of individuals' recovery and care plans by focusing on employment. Getting back into employment can help to provide structure, social networks as well as improved mental health, self esteem and financial independence. The successful candidates will support a caseload of individuals who have experienced severe and enduring mental health problems to help them identify and achieve their career goals.
A career in IPS (Individual Placement and Support) gives you the opportunity to
change minds and change lives.About us
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
Across the whole of the region we provide:
- Adult and older adult mental health services
- Specialist learning disability services
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To manage a caseload of people with severe and enduring mental health problems who require employment support using the Individual Placement and Support approach to gain benefits advice, overcome barriers to work, developing close relationships with clinical teams and completing rapid job search. The post holder will work to the IPS model and will adhere to the Fidelity Scale ensuring that the service operates as close to the 25 principles as possible.Person SpecificationPerson SpecificationEssential
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Able to build relationships with participants and partners
- Experience of supporting people with mental health problems into work
- Knowledge of the barriers faced by individuals who may be socially excluded and furthest from the labour market.
- Good report writing skills
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- L4 IAG
- Intermediate IT skills
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Community Based Role - Black Country Wide
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