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IPS Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 310-MAC63-1940141

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Employment Specialist
Union House, Cambridge
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata

IPS Employment Specialist (Community mental health teams: based in Cambridge)

As part of the NHS England initiative to expand access to evidenced based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, we are currently seeking an enthusiastic Employment Specialist to join our team to deliver employment support to individual’s with mental health conditions.

90% of people with severe mental illness want to work, but currently only 8% are in work. Getting into employment can be a critical part of a recovery journey, so as an employment specialist you will focus on providing motivational, supportive and person-centred support to enable them to secure paid employment. You will work as part of the community mental health teams in a specific area (Cambridge) to promote employment and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate in joining us to develop the service and transform someone’s life. You will need a good understanding of the barriers faced by people experiencing significant mental health challenges, with experience of networking and relationship building. This is a dynamic and diverse role where no day is ever the same – determination and strong listening skills are essential, along with initiative, the ability to form positive relationships and willingness to spend time in the community negotiating job opportunities.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. Together we are looking to create growth and opportunity for individuals with mental health conditions and build a better and all-inclusive working world.

We offer an incredibly rewarding career with an excellent training and development plan. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

If you are looking for a new challenge and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health needs then we want to hear from you.

This post has initial funding for 2 years and is available for secondment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

The aim of CPFT is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

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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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