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Thrive into Work Vocational Specialist

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
To support a caseload of clients with mental health and other health conditions to achieve and sustain employment. Providing practical support in terms of compiling CVs, application forms, preparing for interviews and engaging with employers to source vacancies. Our Vocational Specialists will be creative self-starters who are confident when to speaking to employers. Having the right value base is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

Vocational Specialists, Band 5, �28,407 - �34,581, fixed term contract until 31st March 2025

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting 2 WTE Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Vocational Specialists to be based in our Thrive into Work Service, which supports individuals who are aged 18 plus and have a health condition or disability.

The roles will support individuals across the Dudley and Walsall, and will form a key part of individuals' recovery and health care plans. The successful candidates will support a caseload of individuals who have a health condition and have experienced the above barriers, who are unemployed, or employed but require retention support. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a well-established and further expanding IPS team.

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 description

Job responsibilities

Post Title: Thrive into Work IPS Vocational Specialist

Department: Employment Service

Location: Dudley and Walsall

Band: 5

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Fixed term contract

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Able to build relationships with participants and partners
  • Good report writing skills
  • Experience of supporting people with health conditions and other barriers into work


  • L4 IAG
  • Vocational assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Trafalgar House

King Street



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