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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2022.

IPS Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 367-EAN-6144

Employer:
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
IPS Employment Specialist
Location:
Cygnet House, Ware, SG12 0DE, East Herts
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role


Are you looking for a change in direction, new challenge, or opportunity to develop new skills?

Are you able to demonstrate empathy, perseverance, adaptability, and resilience ?

Do you have excellent interpersonal skills, including building strong networks?

Do you have a solution and results orientated approach?

Are you self-motivated, passionate about supporting people’s recovery and wellbeing and able to actively promote clients to employers?

In recognition of the ever expanding evidence of the part paid employment plays in Mental Health recovery and wellbeing HPFT are expanding the range and volume of employment roles embedded within their Community Mental Health Teams. These roles will be delivering employment support in parallel to the health and wellbeing interventions provided by other team colleagues.

You will work intensively with a defined caseload of Service Users who have a severe and enduring mental health condition which impacts on their ability to gain work. You will assist them to obtain and sustain paid employment that is consistent with their goals, utilising the eight principles of Individual Placement Support (IPS).

Training in the IPS approach and Mental Health Basics will be available to all successful candidates. The new structure offers career progression in this increasingly recognised area of practice and staff development is a priority for all HPFT staff as high quality staff are key to providing outstanding services and the best possible outcomes for our Service Users .

The ideal candidate may have a support work, recruitment, careers advice or personnel background, but may also have a wider business experience, which can be drawn on to achieve positive outcomes.

The role will be based in Ware, East Herts but may require travel to other areas

 

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sarah Pashley Job title IPS Employment Service Team Leader Email address sarah.pashley7@nhs.net Telephone number 07811 476977




Why you should work for us....

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is rated by the Care Quality Commission as an Outstanding provider of mental health and learning disability services. In 2021, we won the prestigious Health Service Journal award for Mental Health Trust of the Year, with the judges saying they were “blown away” by our people’s achievements and that everything they saw “sings and hums”. This year, our staff rated us the 4th best mental health and learning disability trust to work for out of all 52 trusts in the country. Our staff tell us that they are proud to be part of the HPFT team, proud of the standard of care we provide and proud that service users are our top priority. Our people tell us they feel supported though a great development, wellbeing and work-life balance offer and a highly compassionate, values-driven culture. We are equally proud of our staff, who live our values of being welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional so that together we provide great care and great outcomes for our service users and carers.

If you would like to join a team to be proud of and you share our values and passion for great care and outcomes for our service users and carers, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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