England, United Kingdom
£24,907 - £30,615 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

IPS (Individual Placement and Support) Employment Specialist Band 5 – 3 positions available

Do you believe passionately that anyone with mental health difficulties can work?
Do you love to use your initiative and see results?
Do you want to be part of a team of Employment Specialists to deliver the IPS model?
Then keep reading!

The Vocational Recovery Services of West London NHS operates across 3 pathways, Job Retention, Work Experience and IPS.

West London NHS Trust are recruiting to the post (s) of IPS Employment Specialist in a newly expanded service in West London NHS.

You will deliver IPS in the Early Intervention Services (EIS) or Recovery Team, working with a caseload of service users in the borough of Ealing or Hounslow who want to find paid employment. You will help to plan and problem solve employment issues within the IPS fidelity framework.

As an employment specialist in the team, you will work alongside experienced clinicians who will rely on you to create employment options by networking with local employers, Jobcentre Plus and other organisations to help find paid work job opportunities for our service users.

The team of Employment Specialists in West London will deliver a high fidelity IPS service. You’ll need to be assertive and adaptable, with a positive attitude about employment for all and excellent networking and interpersonal skills.

The ability to travel in a timely manner around the borough of Ealing and surrounding areas is also essential. Training in the IPS framework will be provided, but prior knowledge of this approach would be an advantage
Staff Benefits include:

• A full induction programme
• A supportive environment to develop skills
• Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources
• Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust
• Annual leave buying and selling scheme
• Car lease scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Discounted Gym membership
• Relocation package
• Staff discounts

We work in line with the Disability Confident scheme supporting us to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace.

We encourage individuals with disabilities (e.g. Mental Health) to apply.


At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust

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Posted on: 26 November 2020
Closed date: 09 December 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker