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Employment Specialist (3 Posts)

Job Reference: 263-NC19-059

Employer:
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust: Cumbria Recruitment
Location:
Cumbria
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 Per Annum

Cumbria, 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.

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 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.

CNTW 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


The IPS Employment Specialists Team will be embedded into mental health teams and work with clinicians to support people who have experienced mental health problems, with all the activities that will help them gain and retain a paid job.

This is a great role for someone who is passionate about the role of employment in the recovery of people who have experienced mental ill health. They will play a pivotal role in setting up a good quality service to meet IPS fidelity standards and deliver positive job outcomes for 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.

For further details Paul Dobie:

07818 451084




All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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 Cumbria, 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).

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



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