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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

  • Advertised from 5th March 2020
  • 37.5 per week. Fixed term contract.
  • W579


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 Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has been successful in securing additional contracts to deliver the internationally recognised Individual Placement and Support model (IPS), which supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems or addictions to secure and sustain meaningful employment. We are looking to increase our existing team of IPS Employment Specialists and currently have opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • North Ayrshire

Predominantly providing employability support, you will be working collaboratively with a number of community mental health/addictions services and must be able to demonstrate experience of joined up partnership working. You will also able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health/addiction services and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, however 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 these posts will involve travel across the designated area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

Application notes

If you would like an informal discussion regarding these positions please contact Neil Boyd on 07714 140117

Closing date for all applications is Monday 23rd March 2020 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.