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Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 263-CL18-262-SG-1

Employer:
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Trustwide
Salary:
£24,214 to £31,112 per annum

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. 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.

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

NTW 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, 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.


NTW NHS FT has successfully bid for Transformation funding to develop Individual Placement Support for people receiving support from Community Treatment Teams or Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams. You would be one of 10 Employment Specialists covering the NTW NHS FT area, which covers Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. You need to have experience of working with people who have a mental health difficulty and ideally experience in delivering employment support. You would ideally have a degree, but we can be flexible about this if you can bring other qualifications or skills. As these are new roles we have organised some information sessions that potential applicants can attend, at:-

Tuesday 21st May 2019 10.30-11.30

Newcastle Central Library, Room: Bewick 3, Level 2

Friday 24th May 2019 14.00-15.30

Newcastle Central Library, Room 7, Level 6

The Employment Specialist will join an IPS team working under the direction of an Employment Supervisor, to deliver IPS as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

You will be required to manage a caseload of up to 20-30 people at any time who have experienced mental health problems and who are unemployed. The Employment Specialist is expected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach – for which training will be given. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, CMHT and EIP staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

The selection process involves formal interview on either the 18th or 19th June and you will require Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced clearance before commencement of duties.
 
For further details / informal visits contact:

John Bolland - john.bolland@ntw.nhs.uk- 07920016972




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.

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 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).

After applying on NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third party recruitment system - Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, all communication will come via apps.trac.jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing that the employing Trust (NTW) can transfer the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, in this case Trac Jobs.

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


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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