Job overview

The role will lead a small team and deliver supported employment to people in community treatment for substance use, who may be affected by other health conditions or disabilities, using the Individual Placement and Support approach (IPS). The aim is to help people into paid work in a way that respects their preferences and choices.

The role will be integrated into the Drug and alcohol service run by Change Grow Live.

Role

We are recruiting for a Senior Employment Specialist at ReNew Hull’s IPS team. We aim to increase the number of people moving into employment from specialist community health services. Be part of an innovative new Project in Hull to help people with health needs back into work.

The role will deliver supported employment to people in community treatment for substance use, who may be affected by other health conditions or disabilities, using the Individual Placement and Support approach (IPS). The aim is to help people into paid work in a way that respects their preferences and choices.

Responsibilities

  • To provide leadership and operational line management to a team of IPS Employment Specialists across Hull including regular one to ones and appraisals, performance and sickness management and caseload reviews along with ensuring all staff follow CGL policies and IPS principles in accordance with their role.
  • Support ReNew Hulls to effectively manage high-quality services that adhere to the eight fidelity principles of IPS, along with monitoring against our key performance indicators.
  • To conduct regular internal IPS fidelity audits and implement improvement strategies where required.
  • Provide field mentoring to staff within the IPS team, to enable them to further develop their practice and increase outcomes.
  • To liaise with the ETE Project Lead, and Service Managers within ReNew Hull around the on-going implementation of the evidence based IPS Model and attend meetings where required.
  • To work with keyworkers and clinical staff, including through case conferencing and multi -disciplinary teams to ensure that clients receive appropriate support from everyone involved in their care during the returnto-work process.

The person

  • Educated to degree level, or with equivalent relevant work experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of helping people facing severe labour market disadvantage to obtain or keep work.
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets.
  • Previous employer engagement, business development or sales experience.
  • Experience of collaborative working and working in multi-agency partnerships.