Employment Specialist

Lincoln Posted on Employment Specialist


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.


The Department of Health’s strategy for mental health includes the drive to ensure that those with mental health conditions have access to recovery focused interventions, including support to gain meaningful, paid employment.

An opportunity has arisen to work within LPFT’s Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Team as an Employment Specialist on a 1 year, fixed term contract, working with service users in the Adult Community Division to help them to find paid employment.

The post holder will provide Individual Placement and Support to a caseload of service users mainly in defined localities within Lincolnshire but cover for other geographical areas covered by the Trust may be required if the need arises.

The Responsibilities:

  • Actively and regularly engage with employers and employment providers and seek out employment opportunities for service users.
  • Proactively address barriers to education, training and employment through partnership working with services.
  • Ensure effective communication with CMHT colleagues and relevant organisations internal and external to the Trust.
  • Ensure that service users are supported to progress through the service in a timely manner and are discharged / signposted / referred on at appropriate stages of their treatment.
  • Make regular written and verbal reports concerning the progress of service users, and maintain written and electronic records as per Trust policy.
  • Attend and actively contribute to team meetings and peer supervision.
  • Attend and actively contribute to CMHT team allocation meetings/convene case review meetings (as required).
  • Contribute positively to the achievement of service targets and outcomes to achieve commissioners requirements and target.

The Person:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Or equivalent experience in the field of supported employment.
  • Or NVQ Level 3/equivalent relevant training to diploma level and/or experience relevant to the duties of the post.

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

About Company

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: £24907 - £30615 /Per Hour Publish date: 09 Jul 2021 Expire in: 1 week

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