IPS Senior Employment Specialist



We are looking to recruit a talented, results-oriented Senior Employment Specialist to join our dynamic and high-performing team. Through our work across West and North London, we support people with mental health problems to find and sustain work. We do this through the internationally recognized Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach and engage with clients to gain and sustain work. You will need to be comfortable working in a results-oriented environment, supporting delivery of key contracts and building productive high-quality relationships with our partners.


Working in partnership with Ealing IAPT as an integral team member, you will deliver an employment service following the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model to a caseload of clients. You will be based in Ealing (homeworking during lockdown) and will work with clients on a one to one basis, supporting them with the confidence and practical tools to secure and maintain employment. As a Senior Employment Specialist, you will lead on referral triage and support the Service Manager will local stakeholder management including IAPT and JCP and champion Employer Engagement activities. In the future, in agreement with you and your line manager there may be additional responsibilities including managing or mentoring 1 or 2 Employment Specialists.

The Responsibilities:

  • Support the project in ensuring effective delivery of contract requirements.
  • Engage with a caseload of clients with common mental health problems and establish trusting, collaborative relationships to support them into employment in line with contract targets and IPS fidelity.
  • Assess clients’ employment support needs; implementing and adjusting employment plans as necessary to support each client’s desired outcomes.
  • Develop and deliver a range of practical services to meet clients’ needs including career guidance, job searching, CV preparation, interview skills, individual coping techniques, work coaching, and pre—employability group workshops.
  • Understand the complex issues a client may face, recognise holistic support needs and in conjunction with clinical staff signpost accordingly.
  • Facilitate access to expert financial advice on welfare benefits and ‘access to work’ resources.
  • Provide ongoing support to employed clients to support them to stay and progress in work.
  • Provide stakeholder management of both referral partners, Harrow IAPT and JCP, ensuring Promotion of service to both IAPT & JCP teams. Prepare and submit monthly performance reports and attend monthly IAPT Team meetings.
  • Support the project in ensuring effective delivery of contract requirements.
  • Collaborate with community partners to raise awareness of employment and mental health issues and promote access to the service.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of activity and

The Person:

  • Experience of working effectively with clinical teams.
  • Knowledge of employment law and the Equality Act 2010.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to relevant policies, procedures, and standards e.g. Health & Safety, Confidentiality (Data Protection), Equality & Diversity and Sustainable Development.

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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Twining Enterprise

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: £27000 /Per Hour Publish date: 14 Apr 2021 Expire in: 1 week

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