IPS Employment Specialist

  • Full time
  • £23,730
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 25th May 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2022
  • Fixed term full time role for 37.5 hours per week until 31 March 2023
  • REQ01167


Are you experienced in employability and/ or employment services? Would you like to use your skills to make a difference to people affected by alcohol and drug use? We are recruiting for an Employment Specialist in North Lanarkshire who will help people in treatment and recovery find and sustain employment. This is an amazing opportunity to support people to change their lives, and to gain new experience and great job satisfaction.

We Are With You are working in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service in North Lanarkshire. The service has already been running successfully for two years using the internationally recognised IPS supported employment model. The model works on the approach of place then train and has a principle of zero exclusion.

As an IPS Employment Specialist you’ll provide employability support to individuals. You’ll create safe, supportive relationships, motivate, develop and inspire individuals so they can reach their employment goal. The IPS model depends on excellent partnerships; you will need to be focussed, enthusiastic and a great communicator so as to engage well with the North Lanarkshire Addiction Recovery Team and other statutory and third sector organisations.

Employer engagement is crucial to the success of the role too and you’ll need initiative, confidence and willingness to tackle stigma to identify opportunities and make connections with the local employer market.

Whilst knowledge of IPS would be an advantage, full IPS training will be provided. We’ll provide you with a supportive, positive workplace, access to a range of great training opportunities as well as support to develop a longer term career pathway in our organisation.

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

Applications are welcome from people who have lived experience.

Application notes

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.

Internal applicants from We Are With You are welcomed, and we are happy to consider a secondment from your existing post. Please discuss with your current line manager before applying.

Closing 25th May 2022

Interviews will be held on 26 May 2022

For more information contact Sovay Fitzpatrick, Contracts Manager via email; sovay.fitzpatrick@wearewithyou.org.uk . Please quote the reference number in all correspondence.