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Employment Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Employment Specialist
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
367-WEST-3115
Site
Various
Town
Various
Salary
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
Closing
26/07/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form. 

http://hpft.recruitforvalues.com/

4 POSTS - WATFORD/BOREHAMWOOD, ST-ALBANS/HEMEL HEMPSTEAD,

                WELYWN GARDEN CITY/BISHOPS STORTFORD and STEVENAGE/

                 HITCHIN

               

Are you looking for a change in direction, new challenge, or opportunity to develop new skills?

Are you able to demonstrate empathy, perseverance, adaptability, and resilience ?

Do you have excellent interpersonal skills, including building strong networks?

Do you have a solution and results orientated approach?

 

Are you self-motivated, passionate about supporting people’s recovery and wellbeing and able to actively promote clients to employers?

 

In recognition of the ever expanding evidence of the part paid employment plays in Mental Health recovery and wellbeing HPFT are expanding the range and volume of employment roles embedded within their Community Mental Health Teams. These roles will be delivering employment support in parallel to the health and wellbeing interventions provided by other team colleagues.

You will work intensively with a defined caseload of Service Users who have a severe and enduring mental health condition which impacts on their ability to gain work. You will assist them to obtain and sustain paid employment that is consistent with their goals, utilising the eight principles of Individual Placement Support (IPS).

Training in the IPS approach and Mental Health Basics will be available to all successful candidates. The new structure offers career progression in this increasingly recognised area of practice and staff development is a priority for all HPFT staff as high quality staff are key to providing outstanding services and the best possible outcomes for our Service Users .

 

The ideal candidate may have a support work, recruitment, careers advice or personnel background, but may also have a wider business experience, which can be drawn on to achieve positive outcomes.

Post Holders will work from one of the team bases across Hertfordshire ie, Watford, Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Cheshunt, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Stevenage or Hitchin and caseloads are quadrant wide and involve regular travel between bases and wider localities.

 

In addition to the basic salary, this post may attract a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable).

 

 

 

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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

Theresa Bailey -  Adult Community Mental Health Services Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and Employment Specialists - 07786802010