Employment Specialist

Closing date: 21st July

Salary – Scale 5, £18,672 to £20,643 per annum (salary for 32 hours), £11.19 to £12.37 per hour

Package – 32 hours per week, permanent contract

As part of the NHS England initiative to extend Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, Calderdale Council are seeking an Employment Specialist for a 32 hour permanent post. The postholder will work as part of an IPS health and social care team and be integrated into the specialist mental health teams to deliver employment support to individuals with severe mental health conditions across Calderdale.

90% of people with severe mental illness say they want to work, but currently only 8% are in work. Getting into employment can be a critical part of a recovery journey, so as an employment specialist you will focus on providing motivational, supportive and person-centred advice to enable service users to secure paid employment. You will work as a member of the mental health teams in the community pathway in Calderdale and carry a caseload of 20-25 people, to raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment and to support people into paid employment related to their preferences and skills.

If you would like to learn more about the initiative or discuss this opportunity further then please come along to the Recruitment Information Session:

Tuesday 16th July 2019
Between 3pm – 4pm

Hope Street Resource Centre
Hope Street, Halifax
HX1 5DW

Click here for more information and to apply.

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