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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £23,650 – £26,993
  • North Ayrshire - Based at Three Towns Resource Centre, Saltcoats
  • Closing 8th June 2021

  • Advertised from 25th May 2021
  • Hours: 37.5 per week. Contract: Permanent.
  • W644


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, 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.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

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 essential.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 08th June 2021 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

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