Employment Specialist

Thurrock, Essex Posted on Employment Specialist


Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.


This role is part of an innovative new IPS employment service, aligned and working closely with Inclusion Thurrock Services, Early Intervention in Psychosis and Recovery College to support people with mental health problems with employment needs. Evidence-based supported employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is the model being developed and the post holder will be instrumental in its design and implementation guided by the IPS team leader.

The role will involve working directly with Care coordinators, Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions, the world of work, and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities. You will work closely with practitioners in Thurrock Community Mental Health teams, Recovery College, and other secondary care services serving Thurrock. This is an exciting partnership between a number of NHS providers and the local voluntary sector, keen to make a real difference to the vocational outcomes of people accessing our services.

The Responsibilities:

  • To manage a caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems (under CPA within Thurrock’s community mental health teams) and who wish to retain, return to or regain employment.
  • The ES work will be led by and focused on the aspirations of the service user as part of a clinical package of care.
  • Conduct an assessment of employment need and consider their strengths, difficulties and employment assets in order to offer the most effective support which must include the person’s job goals and any concerns regarding their capacity for work and previous work experience.
  • Also important is their confidence to perform tasks and any factors that may be issues for employment and whether the individual has or could develop strategies to overcome barriers

The Person:

  • Evidence of further study in vocational training, careers advice, job retention etc.
  • Experience of providing vocational and employment support. This may have been gained in HR, Business, management, recruitment or working in sales.

The above list of responsibilities and personal criteria is not exhaustive please see the job description and personal specification for more detail.

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: £24907 - £30615 /Per Year Publish date: 02 Jul 2021 Expire in: 2 weeks

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