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Additional Clinical Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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West London NHS Trust
Employer type
14407 Vocation Expansion Wave2
£27,936 to £34,628 pro rata pa inc HCAS
30/08/2019 23:59
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Employment Specialist

Band 5


West London NHS Trust  provides a full range of mental health, community  and physical healthcare services for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow.

We also provide some specialist services that are commissioned regionally, such as our medium secure services; and nationally, such as the Cassel Hospital for people with complex and severe personality disorder and our high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.


IPS (Individual Placement and Support) Employment Specialist

Band 5

Do you believe passionately that anyone with mental health problems can work?

Do you love to use your initiative and see results?

Do you want to be part of a team of Employment Specialists to deliver the IPS model?

Then this is the job for you!

The Vocational Recovery Services of West London NHS operates across 3 pathways, Job Retention, Work Experience and IPS.

We are recruiting to the post of IPS Employment Specialist in a newly expanded service in West London NHS, covering Ealing Early Intervention team.   You will deliver IPS in the Early Intervention Services (EIS), working with a caseload of service users in the borough of Ealing who are newly diagnosed with psychosis. You will help to plan and problem solve employment issues within the IPS fidelity framework. As an employment specialist in the team, you will work alongside experienced clinicians who will rely on you to create employment options by networking with local employers, Jobcentre Plus and other organisations to help find paid work job opportunities for our service users.

The team of Employment Specialists in West London will deliver a high fidelity IPS service. You’ll need to be assertive and adaptable, with a positive attitude about employment for all and excellent networking and interpersonal skills. The ability to travel in a timely manner around the borough of Ealing and surrounding areas is also essential. Training in the IPS framework will be provided, but prior knowledge of this approach would be an advantage

Staff Benefits include:

  • A full induction programme
  • A supportive environment to develop skills
  • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust
  • Annual leave buying and selling scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Relocation package
  • Staff discounts

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gina Hayden 02084831459 /

Ian Merrick 02084831878 /