IPS Employment Specialist (Hillside Clubhouse)

Salary: £28,412
Location: North London

Hillside Clubhouse supports people with mental health issues into employment.  Our Work and Wellbeing service works to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model –  in secondary care and an adapted IPS model in primary care and Jobcentre Plus.

We seek employment specialists to join this busy exciting team.  You will be a self starter, enthusiastic and passionate about supporting people with disabilities into work.  

Previous IPS experience is preferred but dynamism with other relevant transferrable experience is also valued.  

To apply, please request an application form by contacting Leah Kraithman, IPS Operations Manager, on lkraithman@hillsideclubhouse.org.uk.

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019 at 5pm 


Our service

The overall aim of this service is to support people with severe and common mental health problems to achieve paid, competitive employment in a fulfilling, sustainable way by deploying the evidence based IPS Model:

There is one service with two elements and two teams

  • A high fidelity IPS Model and team integrated with secondary care
  • An adapted IPS Model and team integrated with primary care and Jobcentre Plus and accepting self referrals

There will be caseworkers in each team supported by an Operations Manager.  Caseloads in secondary care will be around 25 at any one time whereas in primary care this will be slightly higher at around 30. 

In addition to enabling people to enter and sustain mainstream employment the service also aims to support adults in Camden to

  • Recover more rapidly and effectively
  • Build social connections and support networks
  • Gain financial independence
  • Improve general health and wellbeing

This will be through direct support and maximisation of signposting to local resources and networks providing support including Camden’s Resilience Network.