Employment Specialist: Individual Placement and Support Trial

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Employment Support
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed Term until 31st December 2018
37.5 Hours per week
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Margarete Centre
£26,553.60 - £34,495.20 p.a inclusive of HCAS
21/02/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Previous applicants need not apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our new Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service as Employment Specialist, and deliver an essential part of a unique randomised controlled trial.

IPS has an established evidence base in supporting people with severe and enduring mental illness into paid employment. The trial will test whether the IPS model is effective in supporting people with a long term physical or mental health condition and/or disability into employment, within the primary care setting. People who agree to take part in the trial will be randomly allocated to receive either IPS support, or provided with information to access other employment services already available in Islington or Haringey (the control group).

As Employment Specialist, you will manage a caseload of up to 25 unemployed people who have a long term health condition and/or disability. The role’s purpose is to help clients to secure and maintain paid work by following the 8 key principles of the IPS model and its underlying best practice principles. Training in the IPS approach will be provided.

The role involves liaison and integration with a wide range of referrers and teams, also working directly with employers to help IPS clients secure employment opportunities which match their preferences.

We are passionate about our new IPS service and the potential it has to make a huge difference to our clients. We welcome applications from people who would share our energy, drive and determination to support our clients into paid work.

Interviews to be held Wednesday, 7th March 2018.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Andy Reeve

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service Manager


07825 115 698

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 317 7153

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