Post: Employment Specialist - Fife Individual Placement and Support Post
Salary: £26,056 (pro-rata) per annum Hours: Part-time or full-time hours considered Location: Fife (remote working options available) Contract: Initially contracted to end of December 2021 (with an expectation to continue beyond this date subject to funding)100% funded by the European Social and Investment Fund.
FEAT is seeking an Employment Specialist to use the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, working in partnership with Fife Health & Social Care and with clients with complex and enduring mental health conditions across Fife.
IPS is a proven way of helping people, who have had mental ill health, back to work. The successful candidate will proactively manage a caseload of individuals who are unemployed and/or currently off work.
You will deliver the IPS evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with complex and enduring mental health problems. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, Job Centre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and retain employment.
The role is delivered in the client's community spending 65% of your time with clients and employers. FEAT is currently delivering its services virtually and is working closely with government guidelines as restrictions are lessened. You will undertake to agree to and practise in line with FEAT's professional guidelines. You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.
FEAT is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. FEAT welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointments will be based on merit alone. FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma.
Please do not send a C.V. Candidates will be required to undergo a PVG check. For informal queries around hours for the post or anything else, please contact Joanne Koziel on 07736 901 030 or [email protected] Application packs are available here or by e-mail to [email protected] - completed applications should be sent to [email protected]
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 02 July 2021. Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.