IPS Employment Specialist.
Please note, driver’s license and access to a vehicle essential for this role.
Remote Working available.
Full-Time – 37.5 Hours per Week.
Salary – £25,750.
Location Coverage – This is a hybrid role, where you will be meeting clients out in the community to offer them support with employment. The area you will cover the Alysham and surreounding area's. Your base will be the Rest Hub in central Kings Lynn..
Mileage is paid at 45p per mile for cars after your home to work base mileage is deducted.
Parking costs can be claimed back.
Annual leave entitlement of 26 days rising to 29 days per year plus Bank Holiday’s.
Benefits: Pension, Online Discounts Portal, Financial advice, Long Service Awards, Health & Wellbeing Program AND Personal Development and Job Specific Training.
We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive staff benefits package: Details available upon application.
A little about us:
* We have an investors in people certification.
* We are the leading mental health charity in Norfolk and Waveney, providing services which make a real difference to people’s lives.
* We are a friendly, flexible and supportive employer.
* You will be working in strong partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), Third Sector organisation, and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector.
* We work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.
* We believe that with the right support and resources everybody can create a life that feels meaningful to them.
* We are a fast paced and growing organisation, so career progression is open to all.
* We are proud to announce that in our most recent staff surveys, the overwhelming majority of our employees are happy to refer others to our organisation, and enjoy our friendly/supportive team environment!
We’re expanding! This is a really exciting time to join our IPS Employment Service team. Are you a great people-person looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career supporting people on their mental health recovery journey to gain and retain paid employment? Would you like to work in a supportive team? Would a mixture of home working and working out in the local community suit you?
As an IPS Employment Specialist, you will have a caseload of up to 20 clients. You will help support your clients (who are on their mental health recovery journey) to secure and retain paid employment.
Whether our clients want to work a couple of hours a week, or full-time, we help them to go back into employment, which is so rewarding. This may involve supporting your clients with tasks such as: searching for local job vacancies; helping them with the CV, cover letter or application form; providing them with interview skills and supporting them once they are in work.
As part of your role, you will build strong relationships with local employers to support your clients back into work. You will also liaise with mental health professionals who are supporting your clients, so that the best outcomes for the client can be achieved.
What is IPS?
To support your clients back into work, our service uses the internationally recognised Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model. This model is proven to be the most effective model when supporting individuals on their mental health recovery journey back into employment. To find out more about the IPS model, please visit our website.
How we support you:
Within this role, you will be supported by your Team Leader and your colleagues. Additionally, you will receive comprehensive initial training and ongoing training and development to enable you to provide your clients with the tools they need to gain and retain paid employment.
You will be provided with the equipment to carry out your role effectively (a laptop and mobile phone). This role offers a mixture of home working and travel into the community.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for people who are supportive and empathetic with great communication and listening skills. You will be self-motivated to really make a difference to the lives of the clients you are working with.
We are looking for individuals who have experience in one of the following areas:
* Advice and guidance
* Coaching and mentoring
* Training and development
* Human resources
* Pastoral support
* Mental health
We encourage all interested/suitable applicants to apply. We are very keen to review your application and possibly meet you!
Should you wish to have a friendly and informal chat about the role, please call:
Henry Wiltcher (Team Lead) on our main switchboard number, found on the Norfolk and Waveney Website
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