Job overview

We are a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services that look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs. We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

Our health care services cover all ages, so if you live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

We know that you want your care to be delivered in your own home, or as close to your home as possible and we are committed to providing high quality community care tailored to your needs.

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our nationally recognised Centre of Excellence, IPS (Individual, Placement and Support) Employment Service.

The successful applicant will work with service users with severe and enduring mental health conditions, to gain competitive paid employment, using the evidenced based (IPS) Individual Placement and Support model.

This is an opportunity to work in an innovative way which is proven to result in remarkable outcomes for users of Adult Mental Health services.

Responsibilities

  • To deliver the evidenced based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model adhering to high fidelity standards.
  • To act as a champion to promote employment support within the Bradford District Care Trust.
  • To be integrated within an allocated Community Mental Health Team, working with care co-ordinators and other health and social care professionals to identify service users who are motivated to seek paid employment.
  • To manage a caseload of around 20 clients who have severe and enduring mental health conditions prioritising your own workload.
  • To work through the 6 key stages of the Employment Service framework with each Service User.
  • Work directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, CMHT staff, consultant psychiatrists and employers, to support service users to achieve their employment goal.
  • Meet and support clients to understand their key skills, aspirations and goals through completing a Vocational Profile and produce an Action Plan to helpthem obtain and sustain competitive employment.

The person

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience.
  • Willing to participate in relevant courses and training as required.
  • 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.