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Employment Specialist

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to advertise 2 x Full Time Individual Placement and Support Employment Specialist's within our service.

You will be working within a clinical team to support individuals with mental health needs into paid employment, using the Individual Placement and Support Model.

We will be running a teams meeting prior to shortlisting on Tuesday 21st May at 12 noon to 12:45 where you can meet the team, and ask any questions you may wish too. We would also like to encourage applications from the BAME community.

Please email if you would like to receive an invite.

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will be:

To work with clients (managing a caseload) who have severe and enduring mental health needs, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences.

To deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, providing person centered advice and guidance to clients whilst building positive relationships with local employers to enable clients to move into suitable employment.

To work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings across Bradford District Care Trust in collaboration with health and social care professionals within the Community mental health teams, Primary Care Networks as well as outside agencies and employers.

To work directly with employers to secure employment opportunities, and subsequently to provide ongoing support according to both service users and employer's needs.

To hold specific responsibility and autonomy for delivering of contract Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) within an allocated team.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience



  • Willing to participate in relevant courses and training as required


  • Training in supported employment (Particularly the IPS model)



  • Experience/understanding of working with people with mental health support needs, or a similar client group within health, social services or the voluntary sector
  • Experience of working with someone on a one-to-one basis and facilitating activities that focus on recovery.
  • Awareness of evidence base of IPS and some experience of delivering interventions that focus on vocational skills.


  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets.
  • Experience of supporting people with mental health conditions to obtain paid work



  • Awareness of the needs of people with mental health conditions
  • An awareness of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model
  • An understanding of the employment needs, and challenges faced by people who experience mental health difficulties



  • Ability to adapt activities to be appropriate for the needs of the individual client



  • Highly motivated with a genuine belief that someone with a mental health condition can find paid employment
  • Passion and drive to make a positive difference to people's lives
  • Self-aware of personal strengths and weaknesses and actively invest in personal and professional development
  • Resilient and tenacious to not give up despite setbacks and frustrations

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


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Victoria Road



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