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IPS in Primary Care Senior Employment Specialist - Mid Essex

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
EPUT is very excited and proud to be expanding our portfolio of Employment Support services working with Essex County Council who have been successful in securing new funding from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This funding will help those across Essex with mental and physical health needs achieve and retain good quality paid work. This builds on a long track record and reputation at EPUT for helping to make a difference to people's lives through promoting sustainable employment that improves mental and physical health and brings wider community benefits.

The new service is called IPS in Primary Care and the main focus is to work alongside primary and community healthcare providers who will be the main referrers into the service and deliver high quality support to help those referred to gain and sustain in paid employment.

EPUT is looking for a Senior Employment Specialist to help model high fidelity IPS employment support practice to other Employment Specialists and support the wider needs of the team and service whilst also maintaining their own caseload to clients.

Main duties of the job

Working in partnership with health providers in primary care, you will be expected to 'champion the employment agenda', instilling the belief that people with mental and physical health needs want to work and with the right support can work.

You will work in partnership with individual service users enabling and empowering individuals through exploring individualised employment goals, liaising with employers, training providers, benefits providers and offering in-work support in accordance with the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment.

You will role-model good Fidelity practice to others within IPS and wider Employment Services to help with personal development and training. You will also provide mentoring and support in a 1 to 1 and group format where required.

You will promote best practice within mental and physical health and employment in the Trust and other organisations in the local area, helping to promote clinical integration and generating service referrals.

You will display excellent diary management in a combination of working from home, in the community and in the office, to achieve personal targets.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working in partnership with health providers in primary care, you will be expected to champion the employment agenda, instilling the belief that people with mental and physical health needs want to work and with the right support can work.

You will work in partnership with individual service users enabling and empowering individuals through exploring individualised employment goals, liaising with employers, training providers, benefits providers and offering in-work support in accordance with the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment.

You will role-model good Fidelity practice to others within IPS and wider Employment Services to help with personal development and training. You will also provide mentoring and support in a 1 to 1 and group format where required.

You will promote best practice within mental and physical health and employment in the Trust and other organisations in the local area, helping to promote clinical integration and generating service referrals.

You will display excellent diary management in a combination of working from home, in the community and in the office, to achieve personal targets.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • oGood standard of education NVQ 3 or equivalent


Desirable

  • oEducated to degree level Health and Social care related qualification
  • oQualification in Information, Advice & Guidance or Employability Service Sector
  • oTrained IPS approach


Knowledge

Essential

  • oUnderstanding of the needs and challenges faced by people experiencing mental health difficulties when looking for employment oGood understanding of the need for goal setting when delivering employment support oGood knowledge of local and/or Government employment initiatives. oGood knowledge of the link between mental health and employment oGood knowledge of maintain best practice in employment and ways to promote this oKnowledge of relevant Welfare Benefits, i.e. disability, employment and in-work benefits oKnowledge of techniques for helping others to develop personally and within a team oKnowledge of Good Fidelity requirements within IPS


Desirable

  • oAn understanding of the principles and practice of supported employment (IPS Model) oKnowledge of the Equality Act 2010 oKnowledge of IPS Fidelity Indicators


Skills: Experience

Essential

  • oAbility to assess service users' employability skills and identify support needs oAble to construct and review person-centered action plans oAbility to be flexible, open and creative when problem solving, facilitating solutions to challenging situations oExcellent negotiation skills and persuasive which will benefit ddevelopment of relationships with local employers/ stakeholders oCommitment to working collectively with colleagues to reach team targets, sharing best practice ideasstakeholder links and employer leads oExcellent interpersonal communication skills leading to effective representation and promotion of the service internally with MDT Colleagues and externally with stakeholders oAbility to work independently, reliably and consistently whiles delivering support in line with Trust values, open, compassionate and empowering oAbility to help others to progress and develop through mentoring and support


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • oWorking alongside the Team Leader to bring about service improvements for the benefit of the clients oBe prepared and willing to work flexible hours through prior arrangement as the needs of the job dictate oWorking towards achieving personal targets and committing to making individual performance improvements to obtain these where necessary oAbility to travel across sites and across Trust boundaries to attend meetings, etc.


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Holmer Court

Essex Street

Colchester

CO3 3BT

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364-A-7969

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