Band 5- Employment Support Specialist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£25,655 -£31,534
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Does making a difference to the lives motivate and inspire you? Come and join us as a IPS Employment Specialist!

At Leicester Partnership Trust IPS Employment service, we have an exciting opportunity for a full time and a part time Band 5 Employment specialists to join our friendly and inspiring team as an IPS Employment Specialist. Your role will be a permanent position, full time hours being 37.5 hours per week 9-5 Monday to Friday.

The service provides employment services to patients open to the Community Mental Health Teams and Early intervention service.

Our IPS (individual placement support) Employment Service supports people experiencing severe mental illness to find competitive, paid employment. We also offer a job retention service for people in employment who are at risk due to their mental illness that is tailored to them. Employment Specialists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the community to build relationships with clinical staff, service users, carers and employers.

A significant part of this role will consist of employer engagement and supporting individuals once they have found work to remain employed.

We are keen to recruit an Employment Specialist who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and who have the skills to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will require experience in recruitment and mental health as stated in the job specification. They will also be expected to understand the IPS model and principles .

Why join us?
  • You will be part of a supportive, innovative management and leadership team, helping us to transform our mental health services to deliver the best care
  • You will have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounted shopping, recognition schemes and various other packages you can draw from to help support your work-life balance
  • We understand that you have a life outside of work and therefore we offer a range of agile and flexible working opportunities for our staff
  • You will receive support – both emotional and for your ongoing continuing professional development to grow with us and enhance your skills
  • You will also benefit from on site parking.

For queries about the posts please contact –Team Lead or

Due to the current COVID infection control procedures interviews may take place virtually or where social distancing can be observed. Please note that the trust provides PPE for any face-to-face contact but we take every precaution to minimise face to face contact in the current pandemic.

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