Employment Specialist

Inclusion

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Job summary

This role is part of an innovative new employment advice service aligned and working within the One Recovery Bucks Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services to support people with drug and alcohol problems with employment needs. Evidence based supported employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is the model being developed and the post holder, guided by the IPS Lead will be the key to its design and implementation.

You will support service users within the service as part of their team to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Recovery Workers, care coordinators, Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions, world of work and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities. You will work closely with practitioners in Buckinghamshire.

You will work in partnership with Community Mental Health Teams, Recovery College as well as more specialist services and other primary and secondary care services serving Buckinghamshire. This is an exciting new project keen to make a real difference to the vocational outcomes of people accessing our services.

To find out more about the new employment advice service, click the link below:

Home - IPS Grow

Main duties of the job

  • Manage a caseload of approximately 20 - 25 service users.
  • To work under the guidance of the IPS Lead and ORB Operations Manager, actively engaging in Supervisions both individual and Team, which includes reviewing evidence of your work e.g. Employer Contact Logs, highlighting best practice and areas of development.
  • To engage with employers throughout the Buckinghamshire Community. Role includes being an active presence in the community.
  • To work and actively liaise with a multidisciplinary staff team, in an often busy office environment

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6420319

Job locations

One Recovery Bucks

98 Walton St

Aylesbury

HP21 7QP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the full list of responsibilities. A brief summary is provided below:

  • Conduct an assessment of employment needs and consider their strengths, difficulties and employment assets in order to offer the most effective support, which must include the persons job goals and any concerns regarding their capacity for work and previous work experience, making accurate recommendations.
  • Offer the service user support agreeing a written action plan with the person detailing the steps to be taken to either get back into or retain employment and the appropriate support route. Need to include abilities, work solutions, preparation for work, The action plan should also be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound).
  • Work closely with local agencies to identify appropriate job vacancies
  • Provide continued personalised support after an individual has returned to work or secured employment to help them to sustain
  • Maintain up-to-date service user records in accordance with IPS Fidelity Review requirements include IPS Grow Reporting Tool.
  • Work jointly and collaboratively with all service users to ensure care-plans and work plans are co-produced and always reflect the needs and skills of the individual.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for the full list of responsibilities. A brief summary is provided below:

  • Conduct an assessment of employment needs and consider their strengths, difficulties and employment assets in order to offer the most effective support, which must include the persons job goals and any concerns regarding their capacity for work and previous work experience, making accurate recommendations.
  • Offer the service user support agreeing a written action plan with the person detailing the steps to be taken to either get back into or retain employment and the appropriate support route. Need to include abilities, work solutions, preparation for work, The action plan should also be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound).
  • Work closely with local agencies to identify appropriate job vacancies
  • Provide continued personalised support after an individual has returned to work or secured employment to help them to sustain
  • Maintain up-to-date service user records in accordance with IPS Fidelity Review requirements include IPS Grow Reporting Tool.
  • Work jointly and collaboratively with all service users to ensure care-plans and work plans are co-produced and always reflect the needs and skills of the individual.

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to assess individual strengths in relation to employment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to collect and report data to support service performance and evaluation
  • Experience of providing vocational and employment support. This may have been gained in HR, business, management, recruitment or working in sales
Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to assess individual strengths in relation to employment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to collect and report data to support service performance and evaluation
  • Experience of providing vocational and employment support. This may have been gained in HR, business, management, recruitment or working in sales

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

One Recovery Bucks

98 Walton St

Aylesbury

HP21 7QP


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

One Recovery Bucks

98 Walton St

Aylesbury

HP21 7QP


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Operations Manager

Dan Harber

Daniel.harber@mpft.nhs.uk

07470972729

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6420319

Job locations

One Recovery Bucks

98 Walton St

Aylesbury

HP21 7QP


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