Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£25,655 - £31,534 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description



Salary:  Agenda for Change Band 5:  £25,655 - £31,534

Location:  The Wellbeing Hub, 73 Hounds Gate, NG1 

We are delighted to be recruiting to an exciting new opportunity for an IPS Employment Specialist as part of a new Individual Placement and Support (IPS) programme.

IPS is an evidenced-based employment approach that is internationally considered as the most effective approach to supporting people with mental health problems to find and keep the right work opportunity. 

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).  Full training on the IPS model will be provided.

Key responsibilities: 

1. To manage a caseload of around 25 clients in structured treatment for substance use who are motivated to start/return to work

2. To initiate job search and contact with employers quickly – within 4 weeks – building relationships to the benefit of your clients

3. To provide individualised unlimited support to participants and their employer which may include,  but is not limited to, employer education and support, return to work strategies and negotiation around workplace adjustments to ensure job retention

4. To provide participants/clients with expert advice around welfare benefits to enable them to make informed decisions about work

5. To support the integration of the IPS approach into the substance misuse treatment service (NRN) to include attendance at clinical team meetings as an embedded IPS practitioner

About you: 

• We would like you to have some knowledge of the IPS model

• We would like you to have experience of talking to employers and helping people into work 

• We want great communication skills and the ability to build relationships with everyone from the frontline up to CEO level

• Negotiation skills and commercial acumen

• Drive, passion and commitment 

• Proven ability to build rapport with people and especially understanding issues for people with affected by substance misuse or similar conditions

• Boundless enthusiasm, excellent teamwork and the ability to work in a target driven environment

• Strong written skills/verbal/ organisational skills

Closing date:  24 October 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 01 November 2021 

What we offer: Life Assurance, Pension (up to 4% matched by FHA), Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits, Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Learning programmes tailored to suit different roles and services, Health Cash Plan.

Framework supports all employees to achieve a better work/life balance. Should you wish us to consider flexible working or job share as part of your application please state this on your application in the supporting statement section.

To protect the health & wellbeing of those receiving support from Framework, colleagues and the wider community, any job offer is conditional upon the prospective post-holder having been vaccinated against Covid-19, or agreeing to do so during the first six months in the post, except where such a requirement would be unreasonable in the circumstances.

98% of the workforce in a recent staff survey said they were proud to work for Framework.

Framework is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity No: 1060941.

As a Disability Confident employer we warmly encourage job applications from people with disabilities. Framework is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.




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Posted on: 04 October 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Tags: Vocational/Services

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