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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,697 – £25,873
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd January 2020

  • Advertised from 9th January 2020
  • 37.5 per week. Fixed term to 31/03/21, with possibility to extend.


Addaction is working in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to set up a new and innovative Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service in North Lanarkshire.

We will be collaborating with North Lanarkshire Addiction Recovery Team to support people in treatment and recovery to find and sustain employment. IPS is an internationally recognised, supported employment model that adopts a place then train approach and a principle of zero exclusion.

As an IPS Employment Specialist you will provide employability support. You must have experience of joined up partnership working and a good understanding of best practice in substance use services and/or in the provision of employability and employment services.

We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals. Commitment and belief in the potential for people in treatment and recovery to secure employment is essential.

You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

Whilst knowledge of IPS would be an advantage, full IPS training will be provided

Applications are welcome from people who have lived experience.

PVG Scheme Membership, proof of Right to Work in the UK and qualifications declared on the application form are required for this post

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

A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided with this advert.

Benefits of working with Addaction

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about Addaction and our recruitment processes

We invest in people; silver accredited.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work. Although we welcome applications from all sections of the community we are only able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the UK.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity with vulnerable adults, children or both you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references from your current employer as part of the selection process.

Application notes

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Sovay Fitzpatrick on 07980 704 097

Please note that CVs will not be accepted; all applications must be made via the Addaction web site

When you click this link you will be taken to the search page of our job site, select Scotland and you will be taken to the advert.

Secondment applications are welcomed, but please confirm that your employer will consider a secondment before submitting your application.

Closing Date for Applications: 23 January 2020

Interview Dates: Friday 31 January 2020 (may be subject to change)