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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/02/2020.

Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 222-LS-511

West London NHS Trust
Additional Clinical Services
Vocational Services, Southall
£24,214 to £30,112 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Do you believe passionately that anyone with mental health problems 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 this is the job for you!

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

We are recruiting to the post of IPS Employment Specialists – working across the Ealing Recovery Teams. You will be working with a caseload of service users in the borough of Ealing who are under secondary care. You will help to plan and problem solve employment issues within the IPS fidelity framework. As an employment specialist in the Recovery 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. You will have the support of an IPS Team Leader and VRS colleagues

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
  • Care lease scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Relocation package
  • Staff discounts

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anita Addison at or Gina Hayden on 07581281982

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

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