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Senior IPS Employment Specialist

Full Time

We Are With You

Senior IPS Employment Specialist Grimsby

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If you get a real buzz from supporting people to secure their future through employment and education and by developing others to provide the same life changing support, then this might be the job you’ve been looking for..

About this job

You’ll understand the support needed by our service users to navigate their way through seeking and securing employment or education opportunities and know how to guide them to achieve success.

You’ll already have or be able to quickly build effective working relationships with local employers, training providers and colleges to support your aims and know how to access the hidden labour market.

You will understand, be able to explain and negotiate any necessary adjustments needed by our service user to potential employers and also how to assess their other support needs such as benefits and travel to help them sustain the employment longer term. 

You will lead and develop other employment specialists within the team, supporting them to improve their own practices and the outcomes for service users.  

Of course you will need to liaise with Public Health England, a range of With You internal stakeholders and the commissioner to share the how things are progressing, the outcomes achieved and evaluate how we can improve our success rate.

You will be working across North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

Essential Skills

To carry out this job successfully, you will:

  • be educated to degree level or have equivalent work experience with evidence of continuous professional development
  • have at least 2 years experience of helping people who face severe disadvantages to secure and retain employment
  • have experience of working collaboratively with multi-agency partnerships
  • be an experienced people manager and coach/mentor
  • have knowledge and experience of consulting and co-producing practices with service users
  • have an understanding of the principles and practices of the Integrated Support Placement (IPS) model of supported employment
  • be able to work in a complex environment and have the resilience and committment to achieve success within agreed timeframes
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective realtionships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • know how to support service users and employers when the employment might be at risk
  • be able to communicate complex information in a way that can be easily understood, both verbally and in writing
  • be able to manage your time effectively, dealing with unexpected demands when needed
  • able to work flexibibly from different locations and unsocial hours as required

This role requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG with Adult and Child barred list checks.

Desired Skills

Candidate who have some or all of the following in addition to the essential criteria will be at an advantage:

  • experience of workingwith people recovering from substance misuse, mental health issues or a similar client group
  • knowledge of the benefits system
  • experience of delivering training
  • experience of managing a budget
  • ability to use social media to promote and raise awareness of the project aims
  • an understanding of education, training and employment services
  • knowledge of the Equalities Act 2010
  • ability to assess the learning and development needs of others and provide constructive feedback to faciliate performance improvement
  • able to discuss sensitive issues with clients such as health and agree if and how this can be shared
  • working knowledge of a wide range of occupations and jobs
  • experience of providing advice to co-workers in relation to service user employment needs
  • understanding of the difficulties faced by people who experience substance dependency and the barriers related to securing and maintaining employment

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

To carry out this job successfully, you will:

  • be educated to degree level or have equivalent work experience with evidence of continuous professional development
  • have at least 2 years experience of helping people who face severe disadvantages to secure and retain employment
  • have experience of working collaboratively with multi-agency partnerships
  • be an experienced people manager and coach/mentor
  • have knowledge and experience of consulting and co-producing practices with service users
  • have an understanding of the principles and practices of the Integrated Support Placement (IPS) model of supported employment
  • be able to work in a complex environment and have the resilience and committment to achieve success within agreed timeframes
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective realtionships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • know how to support service users and employers when the employment might be at risk
  • be able to communicate complex information in a way that can be easily understood, both verbally and in writing
  • be able to manage your time effectively, dealing with unexpected demands when needed
  • able to work flexibibly from different locations and unsocial hours as required

This role requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG with Adult and Child barred list checks.

COVID-19 Senior IPS Employment Specialist Grimsby

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