IPS Employment Specialist (Enable)

Salary: £26,000
Post: Full-time, 12 months fixed term
Location: Sandwell, West Midlands

Thrive is a research project which started in four areas of the West Midlands in 2018. It aims to test out the use of IPS (Individual Placement Support) approach for supporting people with disabilities / long term health issues in primary care into paid employment.

Embedded in Primary Care and Community Health Teams, you will be delivering employment support to clients in parallel to the health treatment being delivered by NHS clinicians. Working intensively with a maximum caseload of 25-30 clients who have a health condition which impacts on their ability to gain work, assisting them to obtain and sustain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals, following the eight principles of IPS. Meeting and exceeding performance targets for referrals, employer engagement, job starts and sustainment, in compliance with contractual guidelines and quality procedures.

Please contact Jonathan Allan on 01743 276900 for fuller details or send your CV to jonathan.allan@shropshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 20 January, 2019