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Band 5
37.5 per week
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Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
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£24,214 to £31,112 per annum
27/05/2019 23:59
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Employment Specialist

Band 5

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country – serving a population of 1.4 million, with a budget of circa £300 million and 6,000 staff. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers.

We are an ambitious organisation aiming to improve the wellbeing of everyone we serve through delivering services that match the best in the world.

NTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

We are committed to the Health and Wellbeing of our staff, we have Continuing Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.

All of our clinical posts (and certain others), are subject to DBS clearance prior to commencement.


NTW NHS FT has successfully bid for Transformation funding to develop Individual Placement Support for people receiving support from Community Treatment Teams or Early Intervention in Psychosis Teams. You would be one of 10 Employment Specialists covering the NTW NHS FT area, which covers Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. You need to have experience of working with people who have a mental health difficulty and ideally experience in delivering employment support. You would ideally have a degree, but we can be flexible about this if you can bring other qualifications or skills. As these are new roles we have organised some information sessions that potential applicants can attend, at:-

Tuesday 21st May 2019 10.30-11.30

Newcastle Central Library, Room: Bewick 3, Level 2

Friday 24th May 2019 14.00-15.30

Newcastle Central Library, Room 7, Level 6

The Employment Specialist will join an IPS team working under the direction of an Employment Supervisor, to deliver IPS as part of the holistic recovery plan for mental health service users.

You will be required to manage a caseload of up to 20-30 people at any time who have experienced mental health problems and who are unemployed. The Employment Specialist is expected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach – for which training will be given. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the service user, CMHT and EIP staff, consultant psychiatrists, partner agencies and employers - you will support the service users on your caseload to gain and retain paid employment.

The selection process involves formal interview on either the 18th or 19th June and you will require Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced clearance before commencement of duties.

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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

John Bolland - - 07920016972