Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • North Ayrshire - Based at Three Towns Resource Centre, Saltcoats
  • Closing 28th June 2019

  • Advertised from 10th June 2019
  • Hours: 37.5 per week. Contract: Fixed term to 30/06/20, with possibility to extend.


SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

Working closely with the integrated adult community mental health services in North Ayrshire, you will work with people using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

As this post will involve travel across North Ayrshire a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Friday 28th June 2019 at 12 noon.

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk.

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.