We are looking to recruit a talented Senior Employment Specialist to join our dynamic and high-performing IPS Works team. Using Individual Placement and Support, throughout West and North London we support individuals with mental health problems, helping find and sustain mainstream employment.
Working in partnership with Ealing NHS IAPT as an integral team member, you will deliver an employment support service, following the IPS model, to a caseload of clients, working with each of them on a one to one basis, supporting them with their confidence, and giving them practical tools to secure and maintain work. As a Senior Employment Specialist, you will lead on referral triage and support the Service Manager with local stakeholder engagement including IAPTs and JCPs, and champion Employer Engagement activities. This is an exciting opportunity with scope for further professional development.
For this role we are looking for someone who is positive, professional, and self-motivated. You will have a dynamic personality and be confident engaging with a range of stakeholders to promote the service
You will have a strong belief in the value of employment in supporting good mental health and be empathetic and person centred in your approach to clients. You will also be committed to equal opportunities and diversity.
We expect you to be open to feedback and proactive in addressing self-development needs
You will have understanding and experience of identifying and assessing the needs of people with complex mental health problems and supproting them in returning to or retaining mainstream employment
You will also have knowledge and experience of working in an NHS setting and good understanding of NHS process and procedure and have worked with clinical teams.
You will be comfortable working effectively in a target-driven enviroment, and have experience of providing effective management, coaching and support to colleagues to promote development and performance.
You will have excellent interpersonal & communication skills; this includes face to face, by telephone and in writing, and be confident presenting to employers, teams of health professionals and other stakeholders.
You will have good organisational and prioritisation skills and be competent in accurate record keeping, administration & the main Microsoft Office packages
We expect you to be able to work independently and as a member of a team
You will have the ability to travel throughout Ealing and the wider London area and work flexibly in response client’s needs, including occasional out- of office hours.
It would be desirable if you also have experience of working effectively with clinical teams and knowledge of employment law and the Equality Act 2010
To see the full job description and person specification, please download the recruitment pack. To apply send in a tailored CV and covering letter, expressing how you meet the criteria for this position, and why think you'd be the best person for the role.