Job overview

Change Grow Live has developed several operating principles that it believes are essential to providing effective and inspirational care and support for its service users. They should be viewed as overarching expectations for all roles at Change Grow Live.

Role

Be a part of an innovative new Project in Hull, to help people with health needs back into work, with our new Employment Specialist roles. ReNew Hull’s IPS team aims to increase the number of people moving into employment from specialist community health services.

We are recruiting 2x Employment Specialist roles to work across Hull. The post-holder will use the Individual Placement and Support approach (IPS). 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of around 25 clients in structured treatment for drug/alcohol misuse who are motivated to start/return to work.
  • Meet and support clients to understand their aspirations and goals through completing a vocational profile and producing an action plan to help them obtain and sustain competitive employment.
  • Support clients on the IPS caseload with CV production, application forms, interview techniques and career development.
  • Source job opportunities for clients through tailored job search and regular contact with local employers to explore hidden as well as advertised employment opportunities.
  • Provide education and support to employers, as agreed with the individual, which may include negotiating adjustments, return to work strategy and on-going contact with the employer to ensure job retention.
  • Once employment has been secured continue to provide a quality service through conducting regular visits, effective monitoring and in-work support to clients and employers to help sustain employment.

The person

  • Educated to degree level, or with equivalent relevant work experience.
  • At least 1 years’ experience of helping people facing severe labour market disadvantage to obtain or keep work.
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets.
  • An understanding of the employment needs and difficulties of people who experience substance dependency and related barriers to employment.