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IPS Employment Advisor

Job Reference: 301-A-19-75454

Inclusion IPS Employment
Grays, Thurrock ESSEX
AFC Band 5, £24.214 Plus 5% Fringe hcas.

In 2002 Inclusion was created as part of the award winning South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, now known as Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. It was developed to provide evidence based innovative services to beneficiaries across England with the flexibility to provide local solutions to local communities but with the governance and commitment to quality of the NHS.

Successful in its endeavors, Inclusion has grown to both substance misuse and mental health services in the community, residential and prisons. Employing over 500 staff, including Psychiatrists, Counsellors, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers. We provide services to in excess of 19,000 services users per annum across the Home Counties, Midlands, East of England up to the North of England.

The range of services we provide allows us to work with our service users in prisons, extending this into community settings, tackling both substance misuse and mental health concerns. We believe that people can change, a resounding theme of our services that underpins our success is being flexible to changing need, not compromising on quality and understanding our responsibility in achieving the best possible outcomes for service users, families and communities.

Inclusion has extensive experience of working alongside and providing services to Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authority Public Health Teams, Police & Crime Commissioners, NOMS, NHS England and a broad range of public and voluntary sector institutions. Partnerships are important to us, we work with a range of providers to ensure there are comprehensive packages in place for our service users.

We are renowned for investing in and supporting our staff and have a strong ethos of continuous professional development.This means we can offer staff genuine opportunities to develop their careers, gaining experience working across a number of specialisms.



Inclusion Thurrock IPS Employment service

Partnered with the Thurrock Recovery College


Employment Advisor (x2 )

Full Time Band 5 plus 5% Fringe Hcas benefit.

This is an exciting time to be joining us !

We are growing our employment advice team in line with the developing mental health provision across Thurrock.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled person who can be creative and sensitive while supporting our clients back into the work place or support those who are already in employment to both maintain their roles and to thrive.

Key attributes;

• Strong conviction that anyone can work and build hopeful relationships, if given the right support and encouragement.

• Determination to work towards ensuring service users chosen occupation is honoured

• Self-starter with minimal supervision required but strong team awareness.

• Able to build relationships with service users and internal and external relationships in the community

• Proactive in job seeking

• Dynamic and good at marketing skills

• Able to work assertively and diplomatically to influence clinical team and significant others

This role is part of an innovative new employment advice service , aligned and working closely with Inclusion Thurrock Services and Recovery College to support people with mental health problems with employment needs. Evidence based supported employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is the model being developed and the post holder, will be instrumental in its design and implementation guided by the IPS lead and supported by the Recovery College Lead.

The post holder will support service users under CPA as part of their clinical care package to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Care coordinators, Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions, world of work and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities. You will work closely with practitioners in Thurrock Community Mental Health teams, Recovery College as well as more specialist services such as Early Intervention in Psychosis and other secondary care services serving Thurrock. This is an exciting partnership between a number of NHS providers and local voluntary sector, keen to make a real difference to the vocational outcomes of people accessing our services.

We anticipate a high volume of interest and may close before the expected closing date of the 12/July 2019

So if you would like to join us in this exciting new service - please ensure your apply early.

Expected interview date will be19/July/2019








IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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