Start a career in IPS
Why choose IPS?
Help people fulfill their dreams
Finding suitable work can transform people’s lives, especially people with mental health issues. As an IPS specialist, you will discover what people dream to do, and then help them make it a reality.
Unleash your creativity
You’ll work with a huge variety of people with different interests, skills, and barriers. You’ll need to be creative and resourceful to help every one of your clients achieve their goals.
Work with others
You’ll be the employment expert in a team of mental health professionals. That means working with clinicians, service users, employers and others to get the best outcomes for your clients.
What's required of me?
For more detail about the qualities that IPS services look for in staff, please see the following competency framework (for employment specialists and team leaders) and sample job descriptions for IPS roles.
Job description - TL
This is a sample job description for the role of an IPS team leader.
What makes a good Employment Specialist?
An infographic of the key traits and attitudes which make a great Employment Specialist
Group Exercise Item List
Item List for Assessment Day - Group Exercise