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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • Based at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, Grangemouth
  • Closing 29th March 2019

  • Advertised from 1st March 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term to 30/06/20, with possibility to extend.
  • W540


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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 a number of Community Mental Health Teams, 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 various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

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

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Friday 29th of March 2019

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.