IPS Employment Specialists x2

One full time and one part time 
Based in: Sefton or St Helens 
Job reference: 19/44
Salary: £21,263 pro rata
Closing date: Ongoing (this vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received) 

As Centre of Excellence for the Centre for Mental Health, Imagine Independence provides IPS Specialist Employment Services which currently cover Knowsley and Sefton. We require a suitably experienced person to become part of the Individual Placement and Support Employment (IPS) Team, working within NHS Mental Health Teams across St Helens and Knowsley. Successful candidates will be highly motivated and self-driven, with social including being at the centre of their values.

As an employment specialist, you will be required to manage a caseload of up to 20-25 people at any time who have experienced mental health problems, who are unemployed and want to gain competitive paid employment. The employment specialist is expected to deliver the individual placement and support approach – for which training will be provided. Working directly with the client, community mental health team/early interventions in psychosis team, Asperger team, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers, you will support the individuals on your caseload to gain paid employment by identifying and supporting clients to overcome barriers to employment. 

Post holders will be based in clinical teams, where they will be fully embedded. Travel across the borough will be necessary for meetings as required. 


For further details:

Completed application forms are to be returned by email to ewindle@imagineindependence.org.uk or post to Emma Windle, 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ.

Please note that we shortlist from receive application forms only, we do not accept CVs. 

Our benefits include contributory company pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities. 

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post. 

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community 

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