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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/05/2020.

Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 263-CL20-054-LS

Employer:
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Mental Health Services
Location:
Community, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer.

We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.


IPS Employment Specialist Band 5 in within Northumberland EIP - 37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term until April 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Employment Specialist to join the Individual Place and Support service (IPS) based in CNTW community mental health services.

IPS supports individuals with severe mental illness to find competitive, paid employment in a role that is tailored to them. Employment Specialists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the community to build relationships with clinical staff, service users, carers and employers. A significant part of this role will consist of employer engagement and supporting individuals once they have found work to remain employed.

We are keen to recruit an Employment Specialist who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and has the skills to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. This a great opportunity for someone who is keen to expand their experience and they will receive regular supervision and support within an established team. We welcome applicants with various skills and experience in mental health services.

This role will support the Northumberland Early Intervention In Psychosis team based at Greenacres in Ashington but will cover all of Northumberland.

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Bolland and Sarah Bittlestone at ips@cntw.nhs.uk. Informal visits or conversations are encouraged.





All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test, as required by the Border immigration Authority. Please check with the appointing manager for the post that sponsorship can be offered prior to applying.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note if you are external to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust you will be subject to a six month probationary period (this does not apply to those not under Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service).

You will also be encouraged to complete your Mandatory training via E-learning before you commence into post.

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If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system


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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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