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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2020.

Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 364-A-2019

Employer:
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Employment Services
Location:
NSFT Coastal Mental Health IDT, Walker Close, Ipswich, IP3 8LY, Ipswich
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award winning Trust that provides health and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton. CQC says we’re still GOOD and now we’re OUTSTANDING for caring!

We employ 5,000 people working across more than 200 sites.

Our services include:

Mental health services

  • We provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. This includes treatment in secure and specialised settings.

Community health services

  • Our diverse range of community health services provide support and treatment to both adults and children. We deliver this care in community hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and in people’s homes.

Learning disabilities services

  • We provide crisis support and inpatient services and our community learning disability teams work in partnership with local councils to provide assessment and support for adults with learning disabilities.

Social care

  • We provide personalised social care support to people with a range of needs, including people with learning disabilities or mental illness, supporting people to live independently.

We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.

In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include flexible working opportunities, salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to this the Trust also offers a generous relocation package where applicants meet the eligibility criteria.

Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the organisations values and behaviours.


Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust are looking for an energetic Employment Specialist with the passion to help people who are accessing secondary mental health services to find sustainable paid employment that can transform their lives.

Working within multi-disciplinary Mental Health Teams, alongside clinical colleagues you will be expected to ‘champion the employment agenda’, instilling the belief that people with mental health needs want to work and with the right support can work; and therefore generating referrals to the service.

You will work in partnership with individual service users, developing relationships that are enabling and empowering in accordance with the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment.

****Closing date has been amended due to high volume of applicant****

If you are shortlisted for this post your interview will take place on 23 June 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to have an informal discussion about the role please contact:

 

Sharif Sharif Al-ani, Employment Services Team Leader on 07583 020287.




PLEASE ENSURE THAT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION YOU INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION COVERING YOUR LAST 3 YEAR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL OR CHARACTER REFERENCES

As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on 01375 364513 or email epunft.recruitment.adverts@nhs.net and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to the closing date if they so wish. The Trust makes every attempt to contact all applicants and we strongly advise that you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs reguarly, we would advise however due to the high number of applications we receive that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful on this occassion.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

Our vision is “working to improve lives” and we achieve this in line with our organisational values of being compassionate, empowering and open.


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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