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IPS Employment Team Supervisor

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
In Step On, we have an exciting 12-month opportunity to cover maternity leave for an enthusiastic and motivated Individual Placement and Support (IPS) worker. The role will be based across Staffordshire, supporting the Step On team within North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust and Midlands Partnership University Foundation Trust. The role will support the service to enhance their fidelity status, working as an IPS supervisor and the successful candidate must have relevant experience working within an IPS framework. You will be expected to travel to Step On bases across the county and support the team to develop their IPS pathways in line with fidelity and mental health transformation. You will be supported within the role through regular supervision and will engage in regular leadership meetings to guide your practice.

A presentation will be required as part of the interview process. If you are an internal candidate this role can be a secondment opportunity, agreement from your manager is required.

Main duties of the job

  • Engaging with IPS Grow to complete a guided self-assessment fidelity review and supporting the team leaders to embed positive change to increase fidelity scores of the IPS model.
  • Develop the service to achieve the IPS quality markers for 'integration' and 'employer engagement'.
  • Deliver IPS training and workshops to the team focusing on the quality markers.
  • Support the team leaders to implement IPS transformation as guided by IPS expansion.
  • Facilitate in-field mentoring to support individual employment specialists develop their knowledge and confidence of supporting people using the IPS model.
  • To implement new ideas using creativity and innovation to support service improvements in line with IPS and fidelity.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The IPS Employment Team supervisor will lead Employment Specialists providing supervision, training, mentoring, and role modelling of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

They will provide a pivotal role in managing a high-quality service that meets high fidelity standards and delivers positive outcomes for service users.

You will also be required to manage a small caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems and who are unemployed. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, primary care staff, clinicians, social prescribers, consultant psychiatrists, employers and partner agencies - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate experience of working in partnership with establishments that provide vocational services
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent industry experience or equivalent in Occupational Therapy



  • Significant experience of working with people with mental health problems or a similar client group within health, social services or the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of helping people to obtain or keep work.



  • Excellent written communication skills for writing CVs and applications
  • Excellent verbal skills, negotiation skills and a persuasive style.

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Hope Centre



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